Ph.D. Recipients

The HHP department has awarded 28 Ph.D.'s since 2001, below is a list of all Ph.D. recipients since 2001, their advisors and their dissertation titles.

2013

  • Heather Adamus-Leach, "The Influence of Neighborhood Environment on Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in African-American Women”
    Advisor: Rebecca Lee

2012

  • Whitney Breslin, "Systemic Inflammation and Obesity-Related Disease Risk Factors In Mexican-American Children"
    Advisor: Brian McFarlin

  • Katie Carpenter, "Effects of the Consumption of a High-Fat Meal on Consectutive Days on Immune Cells and Inflammatory Biomarkers"
    Advisor: Brian McFarlin

  • Vladimir Ivkovic, "Effects of Tactile Cueing on Functional Movement Modulation in Parkinson’s Disease"
    Advisor: William Paloski

  • Amir Pourmoghaddam, "SYNERGOS: An Index for Quantifying Multiple Muscle Activation"
    Advisor: Charles Layne

  • Meghan Everett, "Characterization of Muscle Blood Flow and Cardiovascular Response during Traditional Resistance or Low Load Blood Flow Restricted Resistance Exercise: Acute Responses and Training Adaptations during Human Limb Suspension"
    Advisor: Daniel O'Connor

2011

  • Mark Knoblauch, "Influence of Chronic Hypercholesterolemia on Myofiber Membrane Cholesterol and Mechanically-Induced Membrane Disruption"
    Advisors: Mark Clarke/Daniel O'Connor

  • Kelley Strohacker, "Acute Changes in Peripheral Blood Monocytes Following a High-Fat Meal With or Without Moderate-Intensity Cycling in Young Adults With Differing Levels of Body Fat"
    Advisor: Brian McFarlin

2010

  • Kristen M. McAlexander, "Correspondence of Directly and Indirectly Measured Built Environment Attributes and Physical Activity Adoption Among African American and Hispanic or Latina Women"
    Advisor: Rebecca Lee

  • Augusto X. Rodriguez
    Advisor: Norma Olvera

  • Penny L. Wilson, "Relationship Between Dietary Habits and Binge Eating Symptoms in African American and Hispanic or Latina Women"
    Advisor: Rebecca Lee

2008

  • Melissa M. Scott-Pandorf, "Locomotion Stability in Simulated Martian Gravity: Insights on the Effects of Added Weight and Load Location"
    Advisor: Max Kurz

  • Lindsay C. Edwards, "Neurophysiological responses to whole body vibration"
    Advisor: Charles Layne

  • Fred L. Miller III, "Defining exercise adherence and its determinants ; the TIGER study"
    Advisor: Daniel O'Connor/Andrew Jackson

2007

  • Jeremy J. Houser, "Does Enhanced Somatosensory Input Influence Postural Sway?"
    Advisor: Charles Layne

  • Alexander T. Hutchison, "The Effect of Accupuncture on Natural Killer Cell Response to Exercise"
    Advisor: Brian McFarlin

2006

  • Heidi Y. Perkins, "Achievement Goals and Fear of Failure as Predictors of Stage of Change for Physical Activity"
    Advisor: Dale Pease

  • Andrew F. Abercromby, "Neuromuscular and biodynamic responses to whole-body vibration training"
    Advisor: Charles Layne

  • Dean O. Culpepper, "Cortical Activity of Mood State Depressed Individuals While Viewing Slides From a Reversal Theory Perspective"
    Advisor: Dale Pease

2005

  • Katharine E. Forth, "The neuromuscular responses to context-specific foot stimulation"
    Advisor: Charles Layne

2004

  • Stephanie Jevas, "Burnout in Texas Division 4A and 5A High School Athletic Trainers From a Reversal Theory Perspective"
    Advisor: Dale Pease

  • Ryan K. Zapalac, "Construction and Validation of the Metamotivational Sport Indentification Scale (MSIS)"
    Advisor: Dale Pease

  • Daniel C. Hughes, "Physical Activity and Stress in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors"
    Advisor: Dale Pease/Mary Naus-Watters

2003

  • Juan Gualberto Cremades Nogues, "Concurrent Validity and Reliability of Lower and Upper Alpha Activites as Measures of Imagery Ability"
    Advisor: Dale Pease

  • Jay T. Lee, "Factor Analysis of a Cross-Sectional Survey of Exercise Metamotivations Based on Reversal Theory Constructs"
    Advisor: Dale Pease

2002

  • Mitzi Laughlin, "Effect of the Ace Gene and Physical Activity on the Risk of CHD and Left Ventricular Mass"
    Advisor: Andrew Jackson

  • Mary Francis Baxter, "Effect of dynamic foot pressure on neuromuscular activation"
    Advisor: Charles Layne

  • Daniel O'Connor, "A Comparison of Scaling Methods for Psychophysical Ratings of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain"
    Advisor: Andrew Jackson

2001

  • Liette Marie Bellerive-Ocker, "Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Eating Attitudes Test"
    Advisor: James Zhang

  • Evangelia Delikanaki-Skaribas, "The Role of Sampling Duration on Basal Metabolic Rate Measurement Error"
    Advisor: Andrew Jackson