• Doctor of Health Science (DHSc); Physiology and Nutrition, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • Master of Public Health (MPH); Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA); Psychology, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Post-doctoral training in applied physiology, Department of Preventive Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Center for Health Promotion & Education, Division of Health Education, Behavioral Epidemiology & Evaluation Branch, Centers for Disease Control, United States Public Health Service
  • American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow)
  • American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (Fellow)
  • Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism (Fellow)
  • Certified Preventive/Rehabilitative Exercise Program Director, American College of Sports Medicine



  • Physical Activity & Public Health
  • Exercise & the Older Adult
  • Worksite Health Promotion



  • Community-based approaches to promoting physical activity
  • Physical activity epidemiology
  • Health disparities
  • Provider-based approaches to assessment and counseling for physical activity and diet



  • UTC Prepective Lectures Committee
  • UTC Campus Landscape Committee
  • Southside Community Health Coalition
  • Southeast Tennessee Regional Health Council
  • American Heart Association Chattanooga Chapter Board of Directors, 2006-2008