Associate Professor Lindsay DiStefano has recently been appointed head of the Department of Kinesiology. DiStefano has served as interim associate department head since 2017.
“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to help our department pursue the goals to expand our student enrollment and promote the outstanding research initiatives currently going on in the department.”
As a lifelong athlete, DiStefano is concerned about the rising number of youth sport injuries. Her research focuses on best practices to promote physical literacy and reduce youth sports-related injuries.
“I’ve always enjoyed interacting with children and realize we have a great need to ensure that children are able to participate safely in physical activity, to address the national public health problem of physical inactivity and the obesity crisis and co-morbidities associated with it,” DiStefano explains.