2018-19 Kinesiology IPL Fellows
Peter F. Bodary is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology. He received a PhD in exercise physiology from the School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, MS in health promotion and human performance from the University of Toledo, and BS in Health Sciences from Grand Valley State. He was a post-doctoral fellow and junior faculty member in cardiovascular medicine at the U-M Medical School. His scholarship has focused on the role of adipose tissue and exercise on blood fibrinolysis and arterial thrombosis including studies of mice and human populations. Recently, he has focused on the use-cases of wearable technology to improve sport performance, telemedicine, and physical activity behaviors. He is active in diverse units across the university, including the Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality (AVMR) Initiative, the Exercise and Sport Science Initiative (ESSI), and the graduate certificate in physical activity and nutrition.
Weiyun Chen’s research focuses on developing innovative physical activity intervention strategies for promoting physically active habits to enhance physical and psychological health/wellness and to improve cognitive abilities in youth and adults. Her expertise is in standards-based physical ad fitness education curricular, instructions, assessments. She is creating a new course aiming to prepare students for working with special populations with chronic disease and engaging them in physical activities appropriate for them to improve their health and well-being. She has delivered over 100 presentations at international and national conferences, and is the author of a book, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles.