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Connection, Healing, and Physical Activity: How organic communities forming around physical activity can cultivate sustainable participation among African American women
Olivia Affuso, PhD Associate Professor School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Affuso investigates the development, structure, and function of grassroots groups to increase physical activity among African American women (GirlTrek, Black Girls Run, etc.). Her work takes a special interest in the role of outdoor physical activity in reducing stress and boosting mood within this population. In this talk, she will present research about sustained physical activity participation among a national sample of African American women. Dr. Olivia Affuso is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and an Associate Scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Center for Exercise Medicine. Her research focuses on the prevention of obesity and chronic disease through physical activity, body composition methods development, and the design of obesity randomized controlled trials.