Elise Brown, Ph.D.
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
Interventions and Assessments in Wellness
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.
American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association
weightlifting, ultimate frisbee, Crossfit, hiking, snowboarding/skiing, science fiction and fantasy novels/films, live music