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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

NiCole R. Keith, PhD

NiCole R. Keith, PhD

Professor of Kinesiology
Ranjani N. Moorthi, MBBS

Ranjani N. Moorthi, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Faculty Investigators

Keith G. Avin, PhD

Keith G. Avin, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Kathleen M. Hill Gallant, PhD

Kathleen M. Hill Gallant, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Babar A. Khan, MBBS

Babar A. Khan, MBBS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

Professor of Surgery

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

Robyn Fuchs, PhD, FACSM
Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University

Christine (Chris) Haedtke, PhD, RN
School of Nursing, Indiana University
Robin Janson, OTD, OTR, CHT
Occupational Therapy, Indiana UniversityChristine Kroll, OTD, OTR, FAOTA
Occupational Therapy, Indiana UniversityChiung-ju (CJ) Liu, PhD, OTR
Occupational Therapy, Indiana UniversityCrystal Massie, PhD, OTR
Occupational Therapy, Indiana University

Kristine Miller, PhD, PT
Physical Therapy, Indiana University

Niki Munk, 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

Connie Weaver, PhD
Nutrition Science, Purdue University

Victoria G. Wilburn, DHSc, OTR, CLT
Occupational Therapy, Indiana University