Friday, 03 November, 2017
The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sports Studies invites you to join them as Professor Emerita Patty Freedson, Department of Kinesiology at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will present her research on activity trackers. Her area of specialization is physical activity measurement with wearable sensors.
Dr. Freedson has taught courses in Human Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Pediatric Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity and Health, and Exercise in Health and Disease. She has published over 120 journal articles and has lectured in the United States and abroad. Her laboratory has been funded by a number of NIH grants. One grant examined new data processing methods to characterize physical activity using an accelerometer. A second grant was part of the NIH Genes and the Environment Initiative Exposure Biology Program, where she led a team of investigators in the development and validation of a multi-sensor wearable system to quantify physical activity behavior. The third grant examined how activity performed outside of purposeful exercise training impacts health outcomes. In 2007, she received a University of Massachusetts Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity Award. She is a former president of the National Academy of Kinesiology, the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a former vice-president of American College of Sports Medicine. She is a fellow in the Research Consortium, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Academy of Kinesiology.