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Previous Lab Members

Christine St. Laurent, M.S.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Student Member
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Kinesiology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Education

M.S., James Madison University, 2005
B.S., James Madison University, 2003

Research Interest

Fitness, cognition, and academic performance
Preschool physical activity
Youth resistance training
Physical activity during pregnancy

Affliations

American College of Sports Medicine
National Strength and Conditioning Association
North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine
National Physical Activity Society

Key Publications

St. Laurent, C.W., Burkart, S., and Alhassan, A. Effect of school-based physical activity intervention on number and letter recognition in preschoolers. International Journal of Exercise Science, 2018:11(5):168-178.

St. Laurent, C.W., Masteller, B., and Sirard, J. Effects of suspension-training based movement program on muscular fitness, functional movement, and performance in youth. Pediatric Exercise Science. (Accepted for Publication.)

 

Sarah Burkart, M.S.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Student Member
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Kinesiology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Education

M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
B.S., Sacred Heart University, 2013

Research Interest

Pediatric physical activity interventions
Exercise and special populations
Pediatric obesity prevention strategies

Affiliations

American College of Sport Medicine
North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine

Ogechi Nwaokelemeh, Ph.D.
  • ​Assistant Professor
  • Kinesiology
  • Westmont College

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
  • M.S., Howard University, 2008

Research Interest

  • Physical activity interventions in underrepresented communities
  • Impact of physical activity interventions in faith-based communities

 

Riley Rainville

Undergraduate Student Member
Senior
Major: Kinesiology

Cory Greever, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Kinesiology Department 
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016
  • M.S., James Madison Univeristy, 2012
  • B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010

Research Interest

  • Relationships between sleep and physical activity in children and youth
  • Pediatric exercise physiology

 

Matthew Ahmadi, M.S.

Doctoral Student
Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • B.S., University of Arizona, 2013
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016

Research Area

  • Physical activity in preventing/treating chronic disease
  • Physical activity and behavioral health
  • Physical activity measurement

 

Lila Hoachlander-Hobby

Undergraduate Student Member
Senior
Major: Biology

Joe Carrara

Undergraduate Student Member
Junior
Major: Biology

Sanyog G. Shitole, MBBS, MPH

Education

  • MBBS, Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, 2008
  • MPH, University of Massachusettes Amherst, 2012

Research Interest

  • Biomarkers and cardiac imaging in preventative cardiology
  • Childhood obesity

 

Yam Schaal

Undergraduate Student Member
Junior
Major: Physics

Alycia Sullivan, B.S.

Education

  • B.S., University of Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors College, Amherst, 2013

Research Interest

  • The role of sleep in memory consolidation
  • The relationship between sleep and physical activity
  • Dance as a way to increase confidence levels and overall health
  • Meditation-based interventions to promote health and well-being