Core Faculty

Yang Bai, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise: Exercise and physical activity adherence; influence of environment and technology on physical activity behavior; strategies for healthy aging


Nancy Gell, PT, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Areas of Expertise: Physical activity and fitness assessment and epidemiology; school-based youth activity and healthy eating promotion; validation of consumer and research activity monitors; behavior change with technology


Sue Kasser, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise: Postural control and fall risk in adults with Multiple Sclerosis; physical and psychological outcomes of exercise for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis; physical activity and health in people with Multiple Sclerosis


Nate Kokinda, M.S.

Areas of Expertise: Exercise intervention following cancer treatment; physiological testing


Jeremy Sibold, Ed.D., ATC

Areas of Expertise: The relationship between exercise and mental health; the relationship between psychosocial variables and athletic injury


Connie Tompkins, Ph.D.

Area of Expertise: Prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity


Karen C. Westervelt, PT, ATC, Ph.D., M.S., OCS, FAAOMPT, CMP

Areas of Expertise: Classification and treatment of low back pain; orthopedic manual therapy; post-professional physical therapist education; international collaborations in health care; novel mentoring techniques for new clinicians and clinicians in rural settings; Kinesiology; Biomechanics; travel study