• Department:
    Member of faculty since: 2005
    Curriculum Vitae


    • Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
    • B.S. in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1986

    Teaching Interests/Courses

    • Public Health
    • Physiology
    • Physical Activity
    • Epidemiology

    Research Interests

    • Physical Activity Behavior
    • Health
    • Community-Based Participatory Research
    • Community Health Infrastruture


    • Testing a Health Impact Assessment Model in Lower-Income Neighborhoods, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, 03/2012 - 03/2013
      We are conducting a health impact assessment to determine if certain environmental features affect health in disadvantaged areas in KC.
    • Neighborhood Infrastructure, Community Dynamics, and Health Outcomes: A Study for the Local Initiative Support Corporation, Kansas City (LISC-KC), Local Initiatives Support Corporation, 01/2012 - 12/2012
      In this project, we are measuring various environmental features that impact health in four KC neighborhoods.
    • Community-Based Participatory Research Program. “Project ComFit: A Community-Based Physical Activity Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10/2002 - 09/2005

    Professional Affiliations

    • Member, 10/1996 - Present, American College of Sports Medicine

    Community Service

    • General Assistant , 04/01/2010 - Present, Salvation Army

      Deliver food, help with various jobs when needed, and attend functions as a volunteer.
    • Grocery Deliverer , 04/01/2010 - Present, Crosslines Kansas

      Every month I deliver grocery goods to Kansas City residents who are unable to leave their homes.

    Outside Interests

    • Cisco and Cosmo (my dogs)
    • Biking
    • Lifting

    Last updated on: 4/3/2014 9:35:00 AM