Keith Brazendale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. His research interests center on childhood obesity prevention and treatment, specifically focusing on obesogenic behaviors such as physical activity, sleep and sedentary behavior in-and-out of school time. Brazendale also is interested in the etiology of children’s accelerated weight gain during summer months. He developed and published a research hypothesis – the ‘Structured Days Hypothesis’ – to explain why this may be occurring.
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Science, University of South Carolina
- MS, Master of Science, Exercise Science, Florida Atlantic University
Areas of Specialty
- Childhood Obesity
- Physical Activity
- Sedentary Behavior
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Researcher Spotlight: Keith Brazendale
Keith Brazendale, assistant professor in Health Sciences, studies obesity in children, particularly how daily “routine” and “structure” can impact healthy weight in kids. It’s a passion he always had but took time to realize. He started college as a finance and accounting major. Although he found success...
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