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September 29, 2015

Human ecology faculty, students present at public health conference

Submitted by Jane P. Marshall

College of Human Ecology faculty and students were well represented on the program at the 72nd annual Kansas Public Health Association Conference recently in Manhattan.

The following faculty members were session leaders:

  • Sara Rosenkranz, research assistant professor in the human nutrition department; Emily Mailey, assistant professor in the kinesiology department; and graduate nutrition students Brooke Cull and Kelsey Casey, "Reducing Sedentary Behavior in the Workplace: Implications for the Health of all Kansas."
  • Katie Heinrich, associate professor the kinesiology department, "Key Factors Motivating Continued Participation in High-Intensity Exercise at K-State CrossFit."
  • Roberta Riportella, professor and extension specialist in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, "Health Insurance Smarts."

The following students presented posters:

  • Chelsey Schlechter, graduate teaching assistant in kinesiology, "Does Youth Sport Contribute to Meeting Public Health Physical Activity Guidelines?"
  • Katelyn Gilmore, graduate student in kinesiology, "CrossFit and Heart Health: CrossFit Participation Improves Resting Systolic Blood Pressure for Kansas Adults."
  • Brooke Wells, kinesiology senior, "Combined Physician Assistant and Public Health Curriculum: An Opportunity to Promote Health for All Kansans."
  • Ainslie Kehler, graduate student in kinesiology, "Pregnancy and Exercise: An In-depth Review of the Historical and Modern Viewpoints on Prenatal Fitness."