Displaying 1-5 of 5

Elizabeth Barrington

Elizabeth Barrington currently serves as a professor in the Department of Physical Education & Health at San Diego Mesa College where she has taught Health Lifestyles and Physical Education classes since 1988.  In the early 1990s, Elizabeth wrote and delivered the first online academic course in Southern California and she continues to serve on the San Diego Community College District committee for online education.
Elizabeth holds a M.P.H. with an emphasis in Health Promotion & Behavioral Medicine from San Diego State University, an A.A. in Psychology from Miramar College, and a B.A. in Behavioral Science from National University.  She is certified as an American Red Cross HIV/AIDS Instructor and has been a Certified Water Safety Instructor.  Previously, she held positions at Miramar College, Coleman College, and San Diego State University where she served as project director on several studies including research into exercise behaviors, drug abuse and treatment, and HIV/AIDS.  She has presented her research at many scientific conferences and she is published in several journals.


Visit Author's Page »

Alison McCook

Alison McCook has been a science writer and editor for more than 15 years, crafting materials for both general and professional audiences. Her work spans topics ranging from health to molecular mechanisms, and has appeared in well-known publications such as Reuters, Nature, Discover, Scientific American, Popular Science, and The Lancet.

Alison has held staff positions at Reuters and Nature and most recently, she was the Deputy Editor of The Scientist, overseeing the entire editorial team. During her tenure, the magazine won two consecutive Magazine of the Year awards, across all categories, from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Alison resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Visit Author's Page »

Steven Nizielski

Steven Nizielski, M.S., Ph.D., earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in Wildlife Biology and assisted in research projects involving Siberian tigers and grey wolves before entering graduate school. He earned his masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Minnesota in nutrition with an emphasis in biochemistry. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he teaches introductory nutrition, clinical nutrition, public health, advanced metabolism, and sports nutrition courses. His current research seeks to identify cellular adaptations in adipose tissue in response to aging and endurance training. Steve is a fellow of The Obesity Society, and a member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and of the American Physiological Society (APS). He is an avid competitive cyclist, and also enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, and camping.


Visit Author's Page »

Jamie Pope

JAMIE POPE, M.S., R.D., has been with Vanderbilt University since 1986, working in the areas of obesity research, weight management, health promotion, heart disease prevention. Since 2000, she has been Instructor of Nutrition in the School of Nursing. In addition to her current work on Nutrition for a Changing World, Jamie co-authored several best-selling books, including The T-Factor Fat Gram Counter, and is author of The Last Five Pounds: A Liberating Guide to Living Thin. She has authored or contributed to numerous other scientific and popular press publications. Jamie’s popular classes bring together undergraduate students from a wide range of majors to learn about nutrition science and its application to their personal and professional lives. Jamie is a long-time member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as media representative for the Tennessee Dietetic Association, during which time she was named as Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for the Nashville District Dietetic Association. Jamie served for over a decade as nutrition consultant for Smart Balance, Inc.


Visit Author's Page »

Judy Stamm

Judy Stamm has been a professor of health education since 1976.  She has a Ph.D. in Higher Education from UCLA, a M.S. in Physical Education from California State Polytechnic University, and a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University.
Judy currently serves as part-time Assistant Athletic Director and Online Health Education faculty at San Diego City College.  In fact, you could say Judy has returned to her roots.  Judy began her career at San Diego City where as a faculty member she developed the curriculum and plans for the Fitness Center from construction to completion.  She also contributed to many committees and served as coach for several sports before becoming Department Chair and Athletic Director.  Judy then spent 16 years at San Diego Mesa College where  she was Athletic Director, an active faculty member, and the coordinator for numerous programs and committees including the Academic Senate, Academic Affairs and the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program.


Visit Author's Page »

Displaying 1-5 of 5