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Kinesiology, Sports and Exercise Science Faculty and Research

Low levels of physical activity are predictive of poor health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity, but many people do not get the recommended amount of physical activity. At the College of Health Solutions, our faculty address some of the 21st century's biggest public health problems through their research. Research topics include physical activity assessment, fall prevention in older adults, how technology can promote physical activity, the effects of exercise on insomnia, and the role of exercise related to weight and obesity. Our faculty are invested in research to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce the physical, social and economic costs of unhealthy living, with an emphasis on physical activity to improve health.


Marc Adams
Assoc Professor

I am a behavioral epidemiologist and scientist with a background in psychology and public health. My background lead me to designing interventions to health behavior change.

Holly Aguila

Aguila is an Exercise and Wellness instructor with an interest in health coaching, worksite wellness, and the Hispanic community.

Barbara Ainsworth
Regents Professor Emerita

Ainsworth is a Regents Professor Emerita with expertise in physical activity assessment. She is the lead author for the Adult Compendium of Physical Activity.

Tannah Broman
Principal Lecturer MY

Broman is an Academic Program Lead in the College of Health Solutions and Principal Lecturer in Kinesiology.

Matthew Buman
Assoc Professor
Donna Cataldo
Clinical Professor, MY

Cataldo is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health and Fitness Specialist.

Devi Davis-Strong
Cheryl Der Ananian
Assoc Professor

Der Ananian's research interests involve the promotion of physical activity for older adults with emphasis on utilizing physical activity as a secondary prevention strategy for chronic illnesses.

Glenn Gaesser
Center Dir (ACD) & Professor

Gaesser’s research focuses on the effects of exercise and diet on cardiovascular fitness and health and his work has been published in scientific journals, trade publications, newsletters and Internet sites.