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Cheryl Der Ananian

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Health Promotion


 (602) 827-2290


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, 2007
    Gerontological Public Health Training Program
  • PhD – Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 2005
    SCHealth Promotion, Education and Behavior
  • MS – Florida State University, FLExercise Physiology, 1999
  • BS – University of Central Florida, FLMicrobiology and Molecular Biology, 1995

Research Interests

My primary research interests involve the promotion of physical activity for older adults with an emphasis on utilizing physical activity as a secondary prevention strategy for chronic illnesses including arthritis and heart disease. Much of my research focuses on community-based physical activity interventions for older adults. I also do research in the area of translation and dissemination of evidence-based physical activity programs.


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