Megan MacDonald, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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At OSU
Affiliation(s): 
School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Kinesiology
Adapted Physical Activity
IMPACT
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
Research/Career 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.

Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Hiking, biking, yoga, reading and any activity that gets her outside

Biography

Megan received a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan in 2011. 

My Publications

2014

Journal Article

K. Tyler, Macdonald, M., and Menear, K., Physical Activity and Physical Fitness of School-Aged Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism Research and Treatment, vol. 2014228261452862763, no. 42332141, pp. 1 - 6, 2014.

2013

Journal Article

M. Lloyd, Macdonald, M., and Lord, C., Motor skills of toddlers with autism spectrum disorders., Autism : the international journal of research and practice, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 133-46, 2013.

2012

Grants

Journal Article

M. Macdonald, Esposito, P., Hauck, J., Jeong, I., Hornyak, J., Argento, A., and Ulrich, D. A., Bicycle Training for Youth With Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 12 - 21, 2012.

2011

Journal Article

M. Lloyd, Macdonald, M., and Lord, C., Motor skills of toddlers with autism spectrum disorders., Autism : the international journal of research and practice, 2011.
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