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Research spotlight: Lewis awarded $900,000 grant to continue "Healthy Mom" research

The three-year $900,000 grant, “Exercise Intervention for Preventing Perinatal Depression Among Low-Income Women,” will study 200 low-income pregnant women who have a personal history of depression and who are not taking antidepressants. Study participants will engage in moderate-intensity exercise, such as walking to exercise DVDs, yoga, or low-impact aerobics classes, beginning in their pregnancy and continuing to three months postpartum. Researchers will conduct telephone interviews to provide ongoing support and to assess the impact of the exercise intervention.

Alumni spotlight: Proof that a graduate degree is more than subject matter expertise

Ashley Watkins started in the Kinesiology M.S. program in Fall 2013 in the Exercise Physiology emphasis, advised by Kinesiology Professor Dr. Don Dengel . After she graduated in spring 2015, Ashley moved to Seattle to continue her studies in software development. She got an internship with Indeed.com, the international employment search company, in software development and was recently hired there as a software engineer.

School Leadership

Li Li Ji, PhD
Director & Professor, School of Kinesiology
Director, Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene
and Exercise Science
llji@umn.edu
612-624-9809
Rayla Allison, JD
Senior Lecturer, Sport Management
Associate Director, School of Kinesiology
Interim, Director of Undergraduate Studies
alli0069@umn.edu
612-626-3256
Tricia Davies
Administrative Director
tdavies@umn.edu
612-625-3332

Program Contacts

Rayla Allison, JD
Senior Lecturer, Sport Management
Associate Director, School of Kinesiology
Interim, Director of Undergraduate Studies
alli0069@umn.edu
612-626-3256
Jessica Braun, MA
Teaching Specialist
Co-coordinator, Developmental/Adapted Physical Education program
brau0010@umn.edu
612-624-1557
Kathleen Healy, MA
Teaching Specialist
Co-coordinator, Developmental/Adapted Physical Education program
healy120@umn.edu
Juergen Konczak, PhD
Professor, Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control
Director of Graduate Studies
jkonczak@umn.edu
612-624-4370
Alyssa Maples
Undergraduate and M.Ed. Advising Coordinator
mapl0009@umn.edu
612-626-5098
Matt Vollum
Teaching Specialist
Coordinator, teacher licensure program in Physical and Health Education
voll0013@umn.edu
612-626-0625
Nina Wang, MS
Graduate Studies Coordinator
nwang@umn.edu
612-625-4380