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Elise Brown, Ph.D.

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Title: Associate Professor - Wellness & Health Promotion
Office: 3163 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8836
E-mail: [email protected]

Educational Background: 
PhD; Health Promotion; University of the West of Scotland, School of Science and Sport
MS; Sports Administration/Psychology emphasis; Midwestern State University
BS; Kinesiology and Health Promotion/Psychology minor; Louisiana Tech University

Teaching Interests: 
Interventions and Assessments in Wellness
Exercise Prescription
Contemporary Issues in Personal Health 

Dr. Brown’s research area is in exercise and diabetes, with a special focus on resistance exercise. She has established grip strength cut-points for determining diabetes risk in adults and cardiometabolic risk in adolescents, and has also examined the effects of acute and chronic effects of resistance exercise on cardiometabolic outcomes in adults with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brown has also developed a questionnaire that measures the environmental effects on resistance training behavior. Past work includes determining the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training on body composition and cardiometabolic outcomes in women and school-based child obesity interventions developed by the Scottish National Health Service, and examining the overtraining syndrome in athletes and sexual coercion and female athletes. Future work will focus on refining the resistance training guidelines for people with type 2 diabetes, and examining barriers to resistance training in this population.

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Dr. Brown's professional website

Professional Affiliations: 
American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association

Personal Interests: 
weightlifting, ultimate frisbee, Crossfit, hiking, snowboarding/skiing, science fiction and fantasy novels/films, live music

School of Health Sciences

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3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369

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(248) 370-3562
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