Position title: Kinesiology PhD Specializing in Physical Activity Epidemiology
Jess’ research interests focus on the role of physical activity in gynecologic cancer survivorship, specifically the role of resistance training in endometrial cancer survivors. Her dissertation work focuses on marrying my epidemiological and kinesiology training into a behavioral framework to study exercise in cancer survivors. She has interests in rural health including studying the needs and barriers to physical activity in women who live in rural Wisconsin. Jess’ main dissertation project is H-BEST, Home-Based Exercise for Strength Training, which is a two-arm randomized controlled pilot trial determining the feasibility of and adherence to home-based strengthening (resistance-based) exercise.