Genevieve Albouy, PhD
HPER N, Room 258
REASEARCH INTERESTS: Modulating the neurophysiological processes underlying motor learning and sleep-related motor memory consolidation in order to optimize motor behavior in healthy populations.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Motor Behavior
Yang Bai, PhD
HPER N, Room 204
REASERCH INTERESTS: Physical activity and fitness assessment and epidemiology, school-based youth activity and healthy eating promotion, validation of consumer and research activity monitors, and behavior change with technology.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Epidemiology, Physical Activity Epidemiology
Les Chatelain, MS
Les Chatelain, a longtime faculty member in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, passed away February 14, 2023 after a short battle with cancer.
Les thoroughly enjoyed teaching and the memory of his commitment to the success of University students will inspire us all. A more true University of Utah fan will be difficult to find.
Adriana Coletta, PhD, MS, RD
HPER N, Room 237H
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Integrating principles from exercise science and sports nutrition across the cancer continuum to optimize body composition, physical function and conditioning, and improve related biomarkers linked with cancer risk and progression.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Exercise Physiology, Exercise in the Context of Chronic Disease
Chris Depner, PhD
HPER N, Room 245
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Investigating how insufficient sleep and circadian disruption contributes to risk of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes, with long-term goal of developing sleep and circadian based interventions that improve metabolic health.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Sleep & Circadian Physiology and Disease
Paul Estabrooks, PhD
HPER N, Room 248
REASEARCH INTERESTS: Dissemination and Implementation Science—studying the process of moving health promotion evidence into community and clinical action. Integrated research-practice partnership processes to improve system supports for physical activity promotion, healthful eating, and weight control. Testing innovative health promotion programs, policies, and practice interventions that can be adapted and adopted in schools, workplaces, communities and healthcare clinics—and provide health promotion opportunities for populations experiencing racial, ethnic, or geographic disparities.
Peter Fino, PhD
HPER N, Room 257
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Improving mobility during daily life in people with neurological dysfunction, particularly those with brain injuries. Using core concepts from biomechanics and motor control, my lab concentrates on functionally relevant balance that is typical during daily life.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Advanced Biomechanics, Instrumentation and Measurement in Movement Science.
Julia Franklin, PhD, CHES
HPER N, Room 237J
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Resilience, disordered eating (from clinical eating disorders to obesity), and body image. Having studied eating disturbances and body image concerns in Division I athletes and examined the relationship between resilience and eating disorder risks in female college students.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Eating Disorders & Body Image, Introduction to Grant Writing, Program Evaluation, Health Program Planning II, Introduction to Research and Assessment, Program Planning.
Arwen Fuller, PhD
HPER N, Room 256
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Clarify the role of exercise in the prevention of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and to discover and implement effective ways to enable positive behavior change for improving health and wellness.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity Epidemiology, Aging and Exercise
Nick Galli, PhD, CMPC
HPER N, Room 237M
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Psychosocial health and well-being in high-level athletes. Resilience and adversarial growth to sport stressors for high-level athletes and body image and disordered body change behaviors in high-level athletes.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Community Health Issues, Prevention Practices, Applied Behavior Change, Foundations of Health Education, Facilitating Healthy Behavior, Exercise Psychology
Bradley King, PhD,
HPER N, Room 253
RESEARCH INTERESTS: The motor system as a model to investigate the neuroplasticity underlying learning and memory processes across the human lifespan, with emphases on childhood and older adulthood. This research utilizes multiple motor learning paradigms as well as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to assess learning-dependent neuroplasticity.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Application of Human Motor Development Across the Lifespan
Julie Lucero, PhD, MPH
HPER N, Room 237G
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Using mixed methods and Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Julie Lucero's research is centered on the identification of modifiable social determinants to reduce the impact of health inequities within marginalized populations. Lucero has been involved with CBPR projects in collaboration with American Indian, Hispanic and LGBT communities. These projects examined factors associated with substance abuse, mental health, positive youth development and service utilization.
Maria Newton, PhD
HPER N, Room 203
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Optimizing the experience and motivation of individuals in physical activity settings. In doing so, I have examined how both dispositional goals and perceptions of the setting influence such outcomes as anxiety, enjoyment, cognitions, and character development.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Foundations of Health and Kinesiology, Exercise Psychology, Graduate Seminar.
Katelyn O'Farrell, MS, ACSM-EP, NBC-HWC
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Trauma-informed care, well-being, physical activity, women’s health, refugee health, lifestyle medicine, health behavior change, mixed methods
TEACHING INTERESTS: Health and wellness coaching, behavior change theory, fitness instruction, exercise assessment and programming, aging and exercise, exercise psychology, mixed methods research
Glenn Richardson, PhD
Stewart, Room 107
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Creativity in health promotion teaching and communicating, resiliency as a process that disrupts people out of adapted states of biopsychospiritual homeostasis which potentially prepares and readies them through states of humility to experience infusions of desired virtues and qualities. Resilience as "an innate force that progressively drives and guides people to increase their capacities by receiving infusions of desired qualities and virtues".
TEACHING INTERESTS: Stress Management, Applied Resiliency, Personal Resiliency
Chris Stratford, MS, BSN, RN, NRP
HPER W, Room 123
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Prehospital and in-hospital cardiac arrest, basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, prehospital emergency care and emergency nursing care.
TEACHING INTERESTS: Advanced EMT, Meds, Drugs, and EMS, Pathophysiology for EMS
Kota Takahashi, PhD
HPER N, Room 237C
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Foot and Ankle Biomechanics, Locomotion Energetics (e.g., Mechanics, Metabolic, Thermal), In-vivo Muscle-Tendon Mechanics, Rehabilitation & Clinical Gait Analysis (e.g., Limb Amputation, Aging, Diabetes) Prosthetics, Orthotics, Exoskeletons, Footwear.