Lewis serves as associate editor in new book

Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, is an associate editor in a new book titled, “American College of Sports Medicine’s Resources for the Health Fitness Specialist.” Lewis and doctoral student Katie Schuver have also published a chapter, “Theories of Behavior Change,” in the book.

Lewis’ research featured in CEHD website and in Connect magazine

Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, is featured currently on the CEHD website. The feature describes her research interests around postpartum women and exercise. As Lewis noticed the benefits of regular exercise in all aspects of her own life, she wanted to share this awareness with other women, especially women with … Continue reading Lewis’ research featured in CEHD website and in Connect magazine

Lewis recommends exercise to manage seasonal depression

Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, discusses using exercise to combat seasonal depression in a recent Star Tribune article. Lewis suggests even 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity (e.g., walking the dog) can provide “significant health benefits” and reminds readers that it’s OK to start small. “Getting out of the … Continue reading Lewis recommends exercise to manage seasonal depression

Lewis Co-I on $1.8m R01 grant on smoking, sex hormones, and pregnancy

Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, is a co-investigator on a $1.8 million grant funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Principal Investigator on the five-year grant is Sharon Allen from the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota.

Lewis awarded $1.46M grant by National Institute of Mental Health

Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, was awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) by the National Institute of Mental Health. This four-year, $1.46 million grant, “Effect of Exercise and Wellness Interventions on Preventing Postpartum Depression,” is aimed at examining the efficacy of exercise and wellness/support interventions for preventing postpartum depression, which … Continue reading Lewis awarded $1.46M grant by National Institute of Mental Health

Lewis and advisee Bonikowske publish in Contemporary Clinical Trials

Dr. Beth Lewis, Kinesiology associate professor in the area of behavioral aspects of physical activity, recently published an article in Contemporary Clinical Trials. Amanda Bonikowske, Kinesiology PhD student and advisee of Dr. Lewis, is a co-author on the article. The citation is as follows: Lewis, B.A., Gjerdingen, D., Avery, M., Guo, H., Sirard, J., Bonikowske, … Continue reading Lewis and advisee Bonikowske publish in Contemporary Clinical Trials

Lewis and Statt publish in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology

Dr. Beth Lewis, Kinesiology professor of behavioral aspects of physical activity, and Eric Statt, Kinesiology doctoral student, have published a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology. The full citation is below: Lewis, B.A., Statt, E., Marcus, B. H. (2011). Behavioral Interventions in Public Health Settings: Physical Activity, Weight Loss, and Smoking. In … Continue reading Lewis and Statt publish in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology

Lewis chairs and presents at symposium at Society of Behavioral Medicine conference

Dr. Beth Lewis, Kinesiology professor of behavioral aspects of physical activity, chaired and presented at a symposium at the Society of Behavioral Medicine conference in New Orleans earlier this month. Her presentation citation is: Lewis, B.A., Gjerdingen, D., Avery, M., Sirard, J. Guo, H., & Marcus, B.H. The efficacy of an exercise intervention for the … Continue reading Lewis chairs and presents at symposium at Society of Behavioral Medicine conference

Lewis is lead expert in article on yoga and weight loss

Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor of behavioral aspects of physical activity, was the lead expert in an article on weight loss in MyHealthNewsDaily November 8. The weekly online publication explored the question, “Does yoga help with weight loss?” Dr. Lewis explains how yoga helps with weight loss by improving body awareness and mindfulness, which can … Continue reading Lewis is lead expert in article on yoga and weight loss

Lewis to speak at Women’s Health Lecture Series

Dr. Beth Lewis, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, is to be one of four featured panelists for a Lecture Series on Interdisciplinary Women’s Health. Along with Dr. Lewis, featured panelists will include Dr. Patricia Harrison of the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support, Dwenda Gjerdingen, M.D., M.S., of the University of Minnesota … Continue reading Lewis to speak at Women’s Health Lecture Series

Tucker Center benefactor, Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, passes away

We have recently learned of the passing of Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, our founder and benefactor. The Tucker Center was established in 1993 due to her incredible and ongoing support and generosity. Dr. Tucker graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1945, majoring in Recreation Leadership. She went on to earn a doctorate in Counseling … Continue reading Tucker Center benefactor, Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, passes away

Kinesiology students present research at Association of Applied Sport Psychology annual conference

The School of Kinesiology was well represented at the 2016 annual conference for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology held Sept 28-Oct 1 in Phoenix. AZ. Ph.D. student Kristin Wood presented a talk on “Increasing Rehabilitation Adherence through Game-based Technology” and  Ph.D. candidate Andrew White presented a portion of his dissertation research on reducing poor sportsmanship and … Continue reading Kinesiology students present research at Association of Applied Sport Psychology annual conference

KIN doctoral student receives AASP Grant

Doctoral student Lauren Billing has received a grant from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology to support her dissertation work.  Her research project is: “The Efficacy of Affective Behavioral Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity: Implications for Harnessing the Dual-Mode Model.” The primary function of these awards is to provide support to early career professionals or students for their … Continue reading KIN doctoral student receives AASP Grant

Albers presenting at ACSM

Jessica Albers, Kinesiology Ph.D. (2015) and currently assistant professor of Exercise Science/Sports Medicine at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is first author with her former adviser, School of Kinesiology associate professor Beth Lewis, Ph.D., on their presentation “Time and Intensity of Physical Activity During an AfterSchool Jump Rope Program” given at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting in … Continue reading Albers presenting at ACSM

Tucker Center proud to announce 2016-17 scholarship & fellowship winners

Since the Tucker Center’s inception in 1993, our generous donors and supporters have helped us establish a number of scholarships and fellowships to promote our mission. We are pleased to announce yet another wonderful group of individuals who will truly make a difference in the lives of girls and women. —Mary Jo Kane, professor and … Continue reading Tucker Center proud to announce 2016-17 scholarship & fellowship winners

Students, faculty, & alumni represent at ACSM conference

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. Symposiums Mitochondrial Remodeling Resulting from Muscle Contraction and Disuse: Role of PGC-1 and Sirt3 – Dr. Li Li Ji Thematic Poster Presentations Competitive Marathon Runners … Continue reading Students, faculty, & alumni represent at ACSM conference

Physical activity epidemiology group to publish in Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Zachary Pope, the first year Ph.D. student in physical activity epidemiology lab, is the lead author of an article to be published in Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Beth Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor, was a co-author and Zan Gao, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory (PAEL) was the corresponding author. The … Continue reading Physical activity epidemiology group to publish in Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Physical Activity and Sport Science students present research at NASPSPA

Several current and alumna doctoral students in the School of Kinesiology’s Physical Activity and Sport Science focus area attended or presented research at the  North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) conference. The conference was held in downtown Minneapolis on June 12-14. Hayley Russell and Andrew White (advisor: Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, PhD), Amanda … Continue reading Physical Activity and Sport Science students present research at NASPSPA