Katherine Gunter

Katherine B Gunter


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.

Kinesiology Public Health

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Associate Professor

Oregon State University
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Faculty, Extension Family & Community Health Faculty, Kinesiology Director, Better Bones & Balance Program Director, Healthy Eating and Active Living Research Core

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