MEET THE TEAM
Rebecca Hasson, PhD
Dr. Rebecca Hasson is an Associate Professor in the Schools of Kinesiology and Public Health. Dr. Hasson’s work focuses on the causes and consequences of childhood obesity as well as the design and implementation of physical activity interventions. She is the Principal Investigator for Active Class Space Metabolic Benefits Study (ACS), Health & Culture Project (HCP), Stress, Obesity and Diabetes in Adolescents (SODA) Study, Stress Reactivity in Adolescents Study (SRAS), Interrupting Prolonged sitting with ACTivity (InPACT@School and InPACT@Home), and the Exercises for Healthy Asthma Lifestyle and Enjoyment (ExHALE) project. For more information about Dr. Hasson's research accomplishments click here.
Christine Benson, BS
Christine is the Creative Director for the InPACT@School Teacher Training Videos series. She is a recent graduate of the Movement Science Program with expertise in video development using Toonly and iMovie software. Christine is spearheading the development of training videos that includes instructional content as well as strategies a used by previous teachers to successfully implement InPACT. These videos will be a valuable resource for teachers across the state and country seeking to enhance movement and learning in their classrooms.
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Tiwaloluwa Ajibewa, MS
Tiwa is a fourth year Ph.D. student studying Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology. His academic interests revolve around the intersection of race/ethnicity with wellness and disease. Specifically, his focus is on the relationships between psychosocial stress, physical activity, and cardiometabolic outcomes in children and adolescents. Tiwa is working as a graduate research assistant on the Exercises for Healthy Asthma Lifestyle and Enjoyment (ExHALE) project and is Prinicpal Investigator of the Attitudes Regarding Eating & Activity (AREA) study. For more information about Tiwa's research accomplishments click here.
Lexie Beemer, MS
Lexie is a second year Ph.D. student studying Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology. Her academic focus centers on the implementation of classroom-based pediatric physical activity interventions with the goal of decreasing disparities in access to physical activity opportunities. She is a graduate research assistant working on the Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with ACTivity (InPACT) project and ExHALE study. For more information about Lexie's research accomplishments click here.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Anna is a sophomore studying Applied Exercise Science in the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. Her research interests include developing innovative strategies to promote physical activity in elementary school classrooms. Anna is an undergraduate research assistant working on Using Technology to Increase the Reach of the InPACT program.
YEAR LAB MEMBER CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
2020 Maysa Damen, BS Dental Assistant, Cherry Hill Dental Center
2020 Jacob Wexler, BS Medical Student at the University of Toledo
2018 Lauren Allport, BS Outpatient Therapist at the Children's Center of Wayne County
2018 Rachel Hofsess, BS Physician Assistant Student at Wayne State University
2018 Kellye McGlumphy, BS Dental Student at the Ohio State University
2018 Matthew Nagy, MPH Medical Student at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
2017 Tessa Adam, BS Nursing Assistant at Troy Beaumont Hospital
2017 Julia Gerras, BS Medical Student at Wayne State University
2017 Amaanat Gill, BS Ergonomist at Workplace Wellness
2017 Kamala Kanneganti, BS Medical Student at Wayne State University
2017 Devin Nelson, BS Learning and Evaluation Associate at the Colorado Health Foundation
2017 Molly O'Sullivan, BS Associate Project Manager at Medline Industries, Inc.
2017 Erika Shaver, MPH Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Women, Infants, and Nutrition (WIC)
2017 Sunny Xu, BS Public Health Analyst at CACI International, Inc
2016 Shannon Block, BS Clinical Research Coordinator at Vanderbilt University Medical CENTER
2016 Lauren Mazin, BS Medical Student at Kansas City University
2016 Ehab Nazzal, BS Medical Student at Emory University
2016 Amanda Tobin, BS Medical Student at Michigan State University
2015 Gabrielle Blenden, BS Graduate Student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
2015 Trevor Tooley, BS Medical Student at Oakland University
2014 Elizabeth Cotter, MPH, RDN Clinical Dietician at Stanford Children's Health
2014 Paige Kyle, MPH, RDN Healthy Living Coordinator at Bronson Healthcare
2014 Sarah Norris, BS Associate Footwear Developer at Nike
2014 Kandice Schifko, BS Resident Physician at Children's Hospital at Michigan