Kathy Gunter

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

College Of Public Health and Human Sciences
Hallie Ford Center 247
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Office phone: 541-737-3624
Fax: 541-737-2930

School, program or other affiliation

  • School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
  • Center for Healthy Aging Research
  • Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
  • Skeletal Biology Laboratory
  • Extension Family and Community Health Program
  • Exercise and Sport Science

Research Interests

Examining the effects of a physically active lifestyle on the prevention and management of chronic disease. Efforts are primarily directed toward promotion of skeletal health across the lifespan and prevention of childhood obesity. Settings include schools, family child care homes, and communities. Examples of current work include 1.) Examination of early childhood exercise training potential to positively enhance skeletal health; 2.) Development, dissemination, and evaluation of community-based fall and fracture prevention programs; 3.) Use of community-based participatory research strategies to support healthy eating and physical activity in rural areas; 4.) Promotion of physical activity and healthful eating in child care settings to improve children’s health.

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Personal Interests

running, cycling, reading and enjoying time with family and friends

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