Megan MacDonald, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Public Health and Human Sciences
202 Women’s Building
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Office phone: 541-737-3273
Fax: 541-737-6613

School, program or other affiliation

  • School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
  • Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
  • IMPACT: Individualized Movement & Physical Activity for Children Today
  • Kinesiology
  • Adapted Physical Activity

Research Interests

Movement and physical activity are essential components in a healthy lifestyle for individuals at any age and ability. My research interests are related to how motor skills and physically active lifestyles improve the lives of children and youth with and without disabilities. I have a specific research interest in the movement skills of children with autism spectrum disorder including how to improve motor skills for children with autism and how motor skills interact with social communication skills.

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Megan MacDonald is an Assistant Professor of Movement Studies in Disability at Oregon State University.  She received a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan in 2011. 

Personal Interests

Hiking, biking, yoga, reading and any activities that get her outside.

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