Faculty and Staff

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.

Credentials
  • 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
  • sleep
Research Grants
Health Sciences

School versus Summer Weight-Gain and Health-related Behaviors in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • PI: Keith Brazendale
  • Amount: $40,000 | Timeframe: 12/01/2021 - 07/30/2022
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation
    Health Sciences

    Investigating the Underlying Mechanisms of Disparities in Sleep Deficiencies in Children

  • PI: Keith Brazendale
  • Co-PI:
  • Amount: $5,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT)
    Health Sciences

    Development of a Family-Centered Cooking Class for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • PI:
  • Co-PI: Keith Brazendale
  • Co-PI: Eunkyung “Muriel” Lee
  • Co-PI: Shawn Lawrence
  • Amount: $25,000 | Timeframe: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Healthy Weight Research Network

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