Dr. Yingling is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, East Bay. Her undergraduate degree was in Bioengineering from the University of California-San Diego. She obtained her master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo and her Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She trained as a post-doctoral fellow for 2 years in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Yingling’s research interest is “How to grow a strong skeleton - The effect of exercise and loading on bone structure and strength. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.