Elise Brown, Ph.D.

 Elise Brown
Title: Assistant Professor, Wellness & Health Promotion
Office: 3168 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8836
Email: elisebrown@oakland.edu


Elise Brown is currently an Assistant Professor in Wellness and Health Promotion at Oakland University. Her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from Louisiana Tech University prepared her for work in the fitness industry as well as physiological assessment in the lab, while her master’s degree in Sport Administration from Midwestern State University introduced her to research pertaining to the over training syndrome, physiological assessment in competitive cyclists, and female athletes and sexual coercion risk. Elise recently completed her PhD in Health Promotion from the University of the West of Scotland where she has been evaluating the effectiveness of school-based child obesity prevention interventions developed by the Scottish National Health Service. She has worked in the field as a personal trainer, health club fitness director and sales manager, and physical education teacher, and has also taught university courses in fitness and wellness as well as a range of exercise science activity courses and labs. Elise spent 2.5 years at the USA Weightlifting High Performance and Development Center at Louisiana State University Shreveport coaching weightlifting and para-power lifting. Throughout this experience, Elise trained alongside Olympians and other high level weightlifters from USA, Canada, and Japan as well as those just learning the sport. She also served as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach at Centenary College where she designed and implemented training programs for the women’s volleyball and basketball teams. Elise has competed at the national level in USA weightlifting and has also competed in Scotland where she has prepared professional strength coaches to compete in weightlifting as part of their professional development. 


MS in Sports Administration/Psychology, Midwester State University
BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion/Minor in Psychology, Louisiana Tech University

Research Publications and Presentations

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