College of Health Sciences
I have a broad background in health and physical activity, with specific training in health behavior, exercise science and nutrition. I have worked with schools to implement healthier policies and practices during the school day. My research and resulting presentations and publications have focused primarily on youth and young adults focusing on nutrition and physical activity. I have assisted in the development of state policies outlining improvements in nutrition in schools and for comprehensive school physical activity plans. I have published widely on topics related to youth health, body image of adult exercisers as well as grant writing initiatives focusing on obesity, physical activity and nutrition patterns among adolescents and young adults.