Sam and Natalie

Sam Logan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Social Mobility Lab and PlayTech Workshop

Dr. Logan earned BA (Psychology) and MS (Exercise Sciences) degrees from the University of Delaware. He earned a PhD (Kinesiology) from Auburn University under the direction of Dr. Leah Robinson. Before joining OSU in 2014, he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Delaware in the Department of Physical Therapy under the direction of Dr. Cole Galloway.

His research agenda focuses on the health and wellbeing of typically developing children and children with disabilities, with recent work emphasizing the role of independent mobility in the development of language, cognition, play interactions, and motor behaviors of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, and other significant physical and cognitive diagnoses. His research is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging the fields of Kinesiology, Psychology and Pediatric Rehabilitation.

Current Graduate Students

Michelle CatenaMichele Catena, DPT, PhD Student
Michele earned a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University. She earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has been a licensed and practicing pediatric physical therapist since 2012.  She is a PhD Student within the Kinesiology program (Adapted Physical Activity option) at OSU.

Christina Hospodar

Christina Hospodar, MS Student
Christina is in her second year of the MS program in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Activity) at Oregon State. Originally from Connecticut, Christina earned a BS degree in Health and Exercise Science and Spanish from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Samantha RossSamantha Ross, PhD Student
Samantha earned a BS degree in Human Physiology and Psychology from the University of Oregon and an MS degree in Exercise and Sport science from OSU under the direction of Dr. Megan MacDonald. She is currently an MPH student within the Epidemiology track. She is also a PhD Student within the Kinesiology program (Adapted Physical Activity option) at OSU.

Current Undergraduate Students

Jenna FitzgeraldJenna Fitzgerald
Jenna is a junior Public Health - Health Promotion and Health Behavior major and enrolled in the Honors College at OSU. The Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship, and the Arts Engage program supported her research experience during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Apoorva AyyagariApoorva Ayyagari
Apoorva is a senior Biological Engineering major and enrolled in the Honors College at OSU. The DeLoach Work Scholarship supported her research experience during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Sarah Schaffer

Sarah Schaffer
Sarah is a Junior Public Health- Health Promotion and Health Behavior Major and a member of the Honors College at OSU. The Undergraduate Research Awards Program supported her research during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Past Undergraduate Research Assistants

Erika CookErika Cook
Erica earned a BS degree in Kinesiology (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Option) in 2017 from OSU. She is enrolled in the doctorate of occupational therapy program at the University of Washington— St. Louis.

Erika CooleyErika Cooley
Erika earned a BS degree in Kinesiology (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option) in 2015 from OSU. The Undergraduate Research Award Program supported her research experience during the 2014-2015 academic year. She is currently enrolled at Colorado State University in the occupational therapy graduate program.

Aparna GovindanAparna Govindan
Aparna earned a BS degree in Microbiology and completed Honors College requirements in 2017. The Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship, and the Arts Engage program supported her research experience during the 2014-2016 academic years. She is currently applying to graduate schools.

Kelsey InskeepKelsey Inskeep
Kelsey is a senior Kinesiology major (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option) at OSU.  Kelsey was actively involved in research during the 2014-2016 academic years.

Haylee WindenHaylee Winden
Haylee is a senior Kinesiology major (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option) at OSU.  The Undergraduate Research Award Program supported her research experience during the 2014-2016 academic years. Haylee will graduate in Spring of 2016 and has been accepted to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at the University of Delaware.

Haley YohnHaley Yohn
Haleyearned a BS degree in Kinesiology (Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Option) in 2017 from OSU. She is currently enrolled in the doctorate of physical therapy program at George Washington University.