Associate Professor, Associate Chair
College of Allied Health Sciences
Health Sciences Building, 2405C
Greenville, NC 27858
My research interest is in the area of pediatric obesity. Work in my lab has identified differences in movement and in muscle strength in children and adolescents who are obese/overweight compared to their healthy weight peers, and we are now assessing interventions to ameliorate impairments and change movement patterns to prevent musculoskeletal damage/dysfunction. I am also interested in developing appropriate, safe physical activity plans for children and adolescents who are overweight and obese, to assist them in reaching a healthy weight. Clinically, I enjoy working in our faculty practice with children of all ages and their families, to promote age appropriate activity and participation for all.