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Campbell Lecture: Motor competence, a building block that supports healthy developmental trajectories in children

Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Hallie E. Ford Research Center for Healthy Children and Families for the 2021 Campbell lecture. This is a hybrid event. Learn more at health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/campbell-lecture-series/2021

Dr. Leah E. Robinson is a professor of movement science in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. She is also the assistant director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research (MICHR) KL2 Program and a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Her academic training is in human motor development, exercise science and child development (Ohio State University, 2007). Her research takes a developmental perspective to motor skill acquisition, physical activity and developmental health in preschool- and school-age children. Her work seeks to understand the underlying mechanisms of motor skill acquisition because these salient skills are needed to be physically active across the lifespan and explores the association and effect of motor skills/coordination to health-related constructs (e.g., developmental and behavioral outcomes). Overall, her research aims to investigate how motor skills contribute to children’s developmental trajectories.

In terms of scholarship, she has over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has received over $14 million dollars in grant funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the US Department of Education. She serves as an Associate Editor for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. In her leisure time, she enjoys golfing with friends, traveling, and the theatre.

Dr. Leah E. Robinson is a professor of movement science in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. She is also the assistant director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research (MICHR) KL2 Program and a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Her academic training is in human motor development, exercise science and child development (Ohio State University, 2007). Her research takes a developmental perspective to motor skill acquisition, physical activity and developmental health in preschool- and school-age children. Her work seeks to understand the underlying mechanisms of motor skill acquisition because these salient skills are needed to be physically active across the lifespan and explores the association and effect of motor skills/coordination to health-related constructs (e.g., developmental and behavioral outcomes). Overall, her research aims to investigate how motor skills contribute to children’s developmental trajectories.

In terms of scholarship, she has over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has received over $14 million dollars in grant funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the US Department of Education. She serves as an Associate Editor for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. In her leisure time, she enjoys golfing with friends, traveling, and the theatre.

 

Friday, October 8 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hallie E. Ford Center For Healthy Children and Families, 115
2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97330

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Health and Well-being, Research

Audience

Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Industry Partner, Online

County

Benton

Website

https://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie...

Cost

Free

Organization
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Contact Name

Hallie E. Ford Center

Contact Email

halliefordcenter@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

541.737.3220

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