CEHD News Archives

CEHD News Archives

Healthy Mom research published by Lewis and colleagues

Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, recently published an article in Mental Health & Physical Activity. The article is titled “A randomized trial examining a physical activity intervention for the prevention of postpartum depression: The healthy mom trial” and focuses on  the efficacy of a physical activity intervention for the prevention […]

Lewis emphasizes making physical activity part of daily routine in AHC blog

Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, was recently quoted in Health Talk, a blog from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC). The blog entry, “Twin Cities: Fittest cities in the USA,” discussed the implications of Minneapolis-St. Paul being named the fittest city in the U.S. Lewis’ research focuses on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lewis featured in My Health News Daily article

Dr. Beth Lewis, Kinesiology associate professor of behavioral aspects of physical activity, was recently featured as an expert on the My Heath News Daily Web site. View the full article, “Does Yoga Help With Weight Loss?” here.

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 […]

Graduate School announces Kinesiology Ph.D. Madeline Orr winner of University-wide 3MT® Competition

Congratulations to Madeleine Orr, Kinesiology Ph.D. student in the Sport Management emphasis,  who won the Second Annual University-wide 3MT® Competition held December 1. The competition, sponsored by the Graduate School, featured finalists from collegiate- and campus-level competitions. Orr will represent the University of Minnesota at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3-Minute Thesis competition […]

New Health and Wellness Promotion minor to be offered next spring

The School of Kinesiology is offering a new all-University undergraduate minor in Health and Wellness Promotion starting in Spring 2018. Students will study the effects of physical activity and recreation in terms of community, individual health and overall wellness. Focusing on the health, physical activity, and nutrition in the context of society, they will learn how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]