Office: 310D Rowell
Phone: (802) 656-3817
Dr. Connie Tompkins is an assistant professor of exercise physiology with expertise in the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity. She is director of both the multi-disciplinary, pediatric weight management program, REWARD TEENS at UVM, and the before-school, physical activity program at Malletts Bay School in Colchester, VT. As a member of the Physical Activity and Wellness Laboratory, her current research interests include perception of physical activity in healthy weight and obese adolescents, incentives to increase physical activity in obese children and adolescents, and the association of inhibitory control and obesity in adolescents. Dr. Tompkins also currently teaches two courses, Exercise in Health and Disease in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and Health Fitness Specialist in the undergraduate Exercise and Movement Science program.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Endocrinology, Tulane University School of Medicine
Ph.D., Exercise Physiology and Curriculum & Instruction, University of New Orleans
Perception of physical activity in healthy weight and obese adolescents
Incentives to increase physical activity in obese children and adolescents
Inhibitory control and obesity in adolescents
Current projects include:
Brock DW, Tompkins CL, Gower BA, and Hunter GR. Influence of resting energy expenditure on blood pressure is independent of body mass and a marker of sympathetic tone. Metabolism (2011). (Abstract)
Tompkins, CL., Moran, K., Preedom, S., Brock, DW. Physical Activity-Induced Improvements in Markers of Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Children and Adolescents. Current Diabetes Reviews, 2011, 7(3): 164-170.
Brock DW, Tompkins CL, and Maynard A. Treating obesity, physical inactivity, and chronic disease. NATA, 2011; 6: 22-23.
Tompkins, C., Cefalu, W., Ravussin, E., Goran, M., Soros, A., Volaufova, J., Vargas, A., Sothern, MS. Frequently Sampled Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Testing Prior to Puberty: Challenging, Yet Feasible. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2010, 5(1):51-55. (Abstract)
Larson-Meyer, DE., Newcomer, BR., VanVrancken-Tompkins, CL., Sothern, MS. Feasibility of Assessing Liver Lipid by Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Healthy Normal and Overweight Prepubertal Children. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 2010 12(3): 207-212. (Abstract)