Lisa Smith

Biography

Lisa L. Smith, PhD

Lecturer

I have been teaching since beginning graduate school in 2008 and can say that I have finally found my calling.  I love teaching and the Exercise Science and Health Promotion Department is a great fit for me both as an instructor and as a researcher.  I have been active my entire life and I enjoy teaching others about the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  Not only do students learn the actual knowledge on wellness, but they learn the obstacles to achieving it and how to overcome those challenges and to design their best lives possible.  

My research interests include: Mindfulness, bariatric surgery, gut flora, substance abuse, meditation, and obesity.

Education

PhD - Arizona State University, 2014, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness

MS - Arizona State University, 2010, Exercise and Wellness

BA - Loyola University of Chicago, 1989, Political Science

 

Research Interests

My research interests include: Mindfulness, bariatric surgery, gut flora, substance abuse, meditation, and obesity.

Publications

Larkey, LK, Roe, D, Smith LL, Millstone, D. (2016) Exploratory outcome assessment of  Qigong/Tai Chi Easy on breast cancer survivors, Complementary Therapies and Integrative Medicine, doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2016.10.006.

 

Smith LL, Wherry SJ, Larkey LK , Ainsworth BE, & Swan PD (2015). Cardiovascular Responses and Energy Expenditure of Tai Chi Easy, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 23(6), 802-205.

 

Smith LL, Larkey LK, Blackstone R, Cortes MC. (2014). Feasibility of Meditative Movement in Bariatric Patients. Journal of Applied Nursing Research, 27(4), 231-236.

 

Smith LL, Larkey LK, Roe D, Gonzalez J, Saboda K & Ainsworth BE. (2014). Self-Reported Physical Activity Patterns Among Low-Income Latina Women in Arizona. Women’s Health Issues, 29, e353-e361.

 

Larkey LK, Ainsworth BE, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Vega-Lopez S, Keller C, McClain D, Smith LL, & Jeong M. (2014). A Model for Exploring Weight Loss Associated with Practicing Meditative Movement among Breast Cancer Survivors. Health Psychology Open,1(1), doi:  10.1177/2055102914565495

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 100Found Health & Well-Being
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 400Stress Management for Wellness
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 371Conflict Mgmt & Mediation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 100Found Health & Well-Being
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 400Stress Management for Wellness
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 100Found Health & Well-Being
EXW 102Foundations of HEHP
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 400Stress Management for Wellness
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 371Conflict Mgmt & Mediation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 400Stress Management for Wellness
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 100Intro to Health and Wellness
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 400Stress Management for Wellness
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 302Fundamentals of Wellness
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 400Stress Management for Wellness
EXW 452Hlth Advcy in HED
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 350Substance Abuse&Addict Behav
EXW 380Body Image and Wellness
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 218CV Instruct Competency Lab
EXW 325Fitness for Life
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 218CV Instruct Competency Lab
EXW 325Fitness for Life
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 218CV Instruct Competency Lab
EXW 325Fitness for Life
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 325Fitness for Life
HSC 340Changing Health Behaviors
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 218CV Instruct Competency Lab
EXW 300Found Health Prom & Wellness
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 218CV Instruct Competency Lab

Professional Associations

<p>American College of Sports Medicine</p> <p>Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>