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Professor, Graduate Program Director

Academic Training: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1980; M.S., 1976; B.S., 1975.

Area of Specialization: Exercise physiology; assessment of fitness and physical activity; pediatric exercise physiology; physical activity and health in selected populations

Current Research Interests: Research interests include children's responses to exercise, physical activity assessment, and exercise and women's health. Her work focuses on determinants of performance and fitness in children and adults, development and validation of objective techniques to assess habitual physical activity in children and adults, and physical activity and health outcomes in women.

psf@excsci.umass.edu