Equipping the Physical Activity Workforce for Breakthroughs in Public Health Research

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern

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Researchers have demonstrated, and the public accepts, that physical activity protects against a multitude of poor health outcomes and that intervention can modify physical activity behavior. The ubiquity of powerful technology has created expectations for novel insights using complex data; however, the predominant methods of normal science beat researchers back into well-trodden cognitive and analytic models. How might we outfit ourselves for discovery in physical activity and public health?

Seeking physical activity experts who can engineer solutions to dogged methodologic problems

Portrait of Heather Bowles, PhDHeather Bowles, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Equipping physical activity scientists to be both basic and applied

Portrait of Karin Pfeiffer, PhDKarin Pfeiffer, PhD
Associate Professor
Michigan State University

Portrait of Kelley Pettee Gabriel, PhDKelley Pettee Gabriel, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Equipping physical activity scientists to exploit technology and complex data

Portrait of Matthew Buman, PhDMatthew Buman, PhD
Associate Professor
Arizona State University

Portrait of Genevieve Dunton, PhD, MPHGenevieve Dunton, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Southern California

Please contact Robert Korycinski at robert.korycinski@nih.gov or (240) 276-7257 for more information.

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Date and Time: 

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:00 - 16:00




Karin Pfeiffer, PhD
Kelley Pettee Gabriel, PhD
Matthew Buman, PhD
Genevieve Dunton, PhD, MPH


Biometry Research Group