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Melissa Jones PhD, MS

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Assistant Professor - Exercise Science
Office: 1026 Human Health Building
Phone:(248) 370-4563
Email: [email protected]

Educational Background: 
Ph.D. Exercise Physiology; University of Pittsburgh 
M.S. Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease; University of Pittsburgh
B.S. Exercise Science; Saginaw Valley State University

Teaching Interests: 
Research Design and Methods
Behavioral Health
Chronic Disease Prevention
Physical Activity Epidemiology

Dr. Jones’ research examines the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviors during pregnancy on the future cardiovascular health risk of both the mom and baby. She is especially passionate about understanding the interplay of health disparities and health behaviors to reduce cardiovascular health risk across the lifespan in an equitable and accessible way. Dr. Jones has expertise in developmental origins of health and disease, activity measurement methods, and cardiovascular risk assessment.

Professional Affiliations: 
American Heart Association
American College of Sports Medicine 
American College of Sports Medicine- Midwest Chapter
Sedentary Behavior Research Network

Personal Interests: 
Traveling, running, plant-based cooking, DIY projects, and walking her dog

School of Health Sciences

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

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
[email protected]