Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the Behavioral Physical Activity Lab, was quoted in two online magazine articles for Highlights Magazine online. Barr-Anderson’s research interests focus on physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and obesity prevention in children and adolescents, and she used her expertise to answer questions and advise parents on how to aid their children in living an active lifestyle and combat the couch-potato culture.
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Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., and students traveled to the American College of Sport Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Denver, CO held May 30-June 3 to give several presentations. Barr-Anderson is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology in behavioral aspects of physical activity.
Tutorial: Hot Fitness Trends to Promote Health and Physical Activity in Minority Communities – Yoga. Daheia Barr-Anderson
Oral Presentation: Exploring the link between exercise identity and intervention dosage: I-FIT (Initiating Feelings of Individual Transformation). Eydie Kramer, Kinesiology doctoral student; Daheia Barr-Anderson
Poster Presentation: Vertical jump test as a health-promotion screening tool for predicting bone strength in young adults. Maggie King, Kinesiology doctoral student; Steven Levy, Lucas Carr, and Kathleen Janz, Iowa State University
The inaugural fellowship for the Roger W. and Ann T. Drinkwalter Fellowship for Nutrition Research has been awarded to Eydie Kramer, a School of Kinesiology doctoral student in Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity under the guidance of Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson, assistant professor. The Drinkwalter Fellowship was established in 2016 through a generous endowment from Mrs. Ann T. Drinkwalter as a continuing legacy to her husband Roger’s and her mutual, lifelong interest and professional dedication to food- and nutrition-related fields. The fellowship supports graduate students in CEHD’s School of Kinesiology who are pursuing research in nutrition as an important context for critical factors related to health and well-being.
A faculty member and doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology have been selected to receive awards from the College of Education and Human Development’s Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC).
Dahia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School, has received the Rising Star Faculty Award of $1,500 to use for professional development. She joins an elite group of CEHD female faculty members in the college who have received this prestigious award.
Sanaz Khosravani, a Kinesiology doctoral student in the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory, will receive a $1,400 Graduate Student Ph.D. award based on the review committee’s assessment of her “academic achievements, community involvement, leadership, and passion for her academic and professional career.”
The awards will be conferred at the WPLC’s annual celebration on Tuesday, June 13, at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul.
Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, will presenting at the Diversity Through the Disciplines Symposium 2017 this Thursday, April 27, from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm in 100 Murphy Hall. The Symposium, hosted by The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy, invites presenters who are past Multicultural Research Award Recipients.
Barr-Anderson will be speaking at 2:20 p.m. on her research, “A Mixed Methods Assessment of Family Influence on Weight-Related Behaviors Among African-Americans.”
Formed in 1985, NASPEM’s membership is comprised of medical doctors, researchers, educators, and students interested in pediatric exercise. Their mission is to promote exercise science, physical activity and fitness in the health and medical care of children and adolescents.
Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D. was quoted in the website, Physician’s Briefing, as part of an article highlighting presentations given at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Held from May 31 to June 4, this meeting draws more than 6000 professionals from around the world who are interested in sports medicine and exercise science. At the symposium, Dr. Barr-Anderson discussed how yoga is an effective physical activity to address chronic stress in a variety of populations.
The full citation and abstract: Lewis, B.A., Williams, D. M., Frayeh, A., & Marcus, B.H. (2015). Self-efficacy versus perceived enjoyment as predictors of physical activity behavior. Psychology & Health, 1-14. doi:10.1080/08870446.2015.1111372.
School of Kinesiology students and faculty have a prominent presence at this year’s American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference in San Diego, California. School alumni are also co-presenters in several of the poster presentations.
Mitochondrial Remodeling Resulting from Muscle Contraction and Disuse: Role of PGC-1 and Sirt3 – Dr. Li Li Ji
Thematic Poster Presentations
Competitive Marathon Runners Exhibit Greater Running Economy than Recreation Runners – Dr. Stacy Ingraham, Dr. Christopher Lundstrom & graduate assistant Morgan Betker
Preschool Pilot (PSP) Study: Targeting Teachers and Engaging Parents to Improve Weight-Related Outcomes for African-American Preschoolers – Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson
The Mitochondrial E3 Ubiquitin Protein Ligase 1 (Mul1) is Down-Regulated by PGC-1a Over-Expression in Disuse Induced Atrophied Muscle – Dr. Li Li Ji, Post-doctoral associate Chounghun Kang and graduate students Dongwook Yeo and Tiano Zhang
The Short-term Effect of Sit-Stand Workstations on Blood Glucose in Obese Women with Impaired Fasting Glucose – Dr. Beth Lewis
Association Between Urban Children’s Psychosocial Beliefs and their Outside School Physical Activity – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistants Zachary Pope and Jung Eun Lee
Foam Rolling Decreases Muscle Soreness but has no Effect on Running Performance – Dr. Eric Snyder, Dr. Erik Van Iterson and graduate assistants Emma Lee and Alexander Kasak
Effect of Two Physical Activity Interventions on Preschool Children’s Cognitive Functions and Perceived Competence – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistants Zachary Pope and Jung Eun Lee
Youth Sport Specialization and Injury Status in Intercollegiate Sports – Dr. Stacy Ingraham and graduate assistants Zachary Rourk and Matthew Carlson
Associations Between Children’s Health-related Fitness and Physical Activity in Exergaming – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistant Zachary Pope
Comparison of Children’s Recess and After-school Physical Activity: Effects of School Days and Weight Status – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistant Zachary Pope
Effects of Plyometric Training on Lower-Body Muscle Function in Novice Marathon Runners – Dr. Chris Lundstrom and graduate assistant Morgan Betker
The Acute Effect of Exergaming on Elementary School Children’s Mood Changes – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistant Jung Eun Lee
The Effects of Glucose-Fructose Versus Glucose-Only on Stride Characteristics during Prolonged Running – Dr. Stacy Ingraham
Alveolar to Arterial Gas Exchange during Constant-Load Exercise in Healthy Active Men and Women – Dr. Eric Snyder
Effect of Spark on Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Endurance, and Motivation in Middle-School Students – Dr. Zan Gao
Intervening in Adolescents’ Knowledge and Motivation about Energy Balance – Dr. Zan Gao
Plyometrics & Sprint Training Versus Core Training on Power Outcomes in Novice Marathoners – Graduate assistant Morgan Betker
Assistant professor Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., was awarded a Grant-in-Aid from the University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for Research. She will use the grant to examine the effects of yoga on blood pressure, stress, and physical activity in overweight, African-American women. The project has been funded from July 1, 2015 – Jan 15, 2017.
Assistant professor Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., was recently appointed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Board of Trustees by the organization’s President-elect, Larry Armstrong. Barr-Anderson’s appointment will be for one year and she will work closely with the Vice President of Membership, Communication, and Education, and Policy to oversee ACSM’s 21 committees.
Andrew White, Kinesiology PhD student, presented his pre-dissertation research at the Midwest Regional Conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) at Minnesota State University-Mankato on March 28, 2015. His address was titled, “‘No flag on the play’: Using behavioral modification to reduce injuries in youth football.” Mr. White is advised by Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of sport and exercise psychology.
Assistant professor Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., was a panelist on a recent webinar, “Supporting OST (Outside of School Time) Organizations in Low-Income Communities,” hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, and her colleagues recently had a manuscript, “Culturally-appropriate, 9-month pilot, obesity intervention for African-American middle school girls and their mothers: a feasibility study,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Adolescent and Family Health. The manuscript describes the feasibility of a physical activity, healthy eating, and social support intervention for African-American girls and their mothers.
Citation: Barr-Anderson DJ, Adams-Wynn AW, Alhassan S, Whitt-Glover MC. (in press). Culturally-appropriate, 9-month pilot, obesity intervention for African-American middle school girls and their mothers: a feasibility study. Journal of Adolescent and Family Health. Accepted for publication in October 2014.