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Lifestyle Modification: Physical Activity and Nutrition

The lifestyle modification team’s research focuses on the lifestyle, nutrition, and behavioral modifications that impact musculoskeletal health and physical function, specifically in regards to nutrition and mobility. The goals of this research is to better understand how musculoskeletal health and physical function affect the overall health of the population and how chronic diseases impact musculoskeletal health.

Team Leaders

Ranjani N. Moorthi, MB,BS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Faculty Investigators

Keith G. Avin, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Lynda F. Bonewald, PHD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

Robyn K. Fuchs, PHD

Adjunct Associate Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Kathleen M. Hill Gallant, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Babar A. Khan, MB,BS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Michael Sturek, PHD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Stuart J. Warden, PHD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Connie M. Weaver, PHD

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Teresa A. Zimmers, PHD

H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research

Pei-Shuin Chang,PhD, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
School of Nursing, Indiana Uuniversity

Andrew Coggan, PhD
Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University

Jeffrey L. Crabtree, MS, OTD, FAOTA
Occupational Therapy, Indiana University

Elaine Ewing Fess, OTD, OTR, FAOTA, CHT
Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University

Thomas Fisher, PhD, OT
Occupational Therapy, Indiana University

Christine (Chris) Haedtke, PhD, RN
School of Nursing, Indiana University

Monica Hubal, PhD, FACSM
School of Health and Human Services, IUPUI

Christine Kroll, OTD, OTR, FAOTA
Occupational Therapy, Indiana University

Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu, PhD, OTR
Occupational Therapy, Indiana University

Kristine Miller, PhD, PT
Physical Therapy, Indiana University

Niki Monk, PhD, LMT
Health Sciences, Indiana University

Kelly M. Naugle, PhD
Kinesiology, Indiana University

Sharon Pape, MS, OTR
Occupational Therapy, Indiana University

Zachary Riley, PhD
Kinesiology, Indiana University

Patricia J Scott, PhD, MPH, OT, FAOTA
Occupational Therapy, Indiana University