Nutrition, Excercise, and Health Sciences

Contraceptive Use Among Black and African American Women: A Look at Racial Disparities in Utilization of Birth Control Methods

Author(s) Uwaila Stewart Faculty Mentor(s) Tishra Beeson (Physical Education, School & Public Health) Abstract This study aims to understand contraceptive disparities and identify opportunities to improve access to and utilization of high-quality contraceptive care for women who may experience a higher burden of unintended pregnancy… Read More »Contraceptive Use Among Black and African American Women: A Look at Racial Disparities in Utilization of Birth Control Methods

Training and weight-control methods among elite female runners competing at the 2020 Olympic marathon trials

Author(s) Sophia Berg Faculty Mentor(s) Kelly Pritchett (Other), Dana Ogan (Nutrition) Abstract Athletes participating in aesthetic sports, such as endurance sports, report more frequent attempts to lose weight and greater training volumes than athletes participating in non-aesthetic sports. Various training styles, weight periodization, and presence… Read More »Training and weight-control methods among elite female runners competing at the 2020 Olympic marathon trials

The Prevalence of Underlying Medical Conditions that Increase the Severity of COVID-19 Among U.S. Adults

Author(s) Jacqueline Flaherty Faculty Mentor(s) David Gee (Food Science and Nutrition), Nicole Stendell-Hollis (Nutrition), Susan Hawk (Nutrition) Abstract Individuals with underlying comorbidities and multimorbidity may be at higher risk for severe COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to quantify the prevalence of medical conditions… Read More »The Prevalence of Underlying Medical Conditions that Increase the Severity of COVID-19 Among U.S. Adults