Kinesiology alumna Barbara Ainsworth featured on CEHD Web site
One of Kinesiology's distinguished alums, Dr. Barbara Ainsworth, is profiled on the CEHD Web site this fall. Now a professor of exercise and wellness at Arizona State University, Dr. Ainsworth earned her master's degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
She came to the U of M-Twin Cities to earn her Ph.D. in exercise physiology in 1987. While here, she met Prof. Art Leon, who helped shape the research interests she remains passionate about today. Leon, who was then in the School of Public Health, offered Ainsworth a two-year post-doctoral appointment, and together they worked on a grant-funded project looking at people's physical activity levels as compared to their responses on national surveys. Today, Prof. Leon is an exercise physiology professor in Kinesiology.
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