Faculty

Timothy K. Behrens, Ph.D., CHES, FACSM

Dr. Tim Behrens

Dr. Timothy "Tim" K. Behrens is Associate Dean for Academics and Operations in the Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences, and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He is a Fellow of the Physical Activity and Public Health postdoctoral course sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of South Carolina, and he is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Dr. Behrens' research focuses on physical activity and public health, specifically in three areas: 1) measurement issues surrounding physical activity/inactivity assessment, 2) physical activity surveillance of disadvantaged populations, and 3) planning, implementing, and evaluating community interventions to reduce sedentary behaviors. Dr. Behrens has published and presented his work to regional, national, and international audiences. When not working, Dr. Behrens enjoys spending time with his family and taking pleasure in the outdoor pursuits of the mountains of Colorado and Utah.

 

Cheryl Kelly, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Cheryl Kelly

Dr. Kelly is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Beth-el College of Nursing & Health Sciences. She is a Fellow of the Physical Activity and Public Health postdoctoral course sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of South Carolina, and she is a Certified Power Pilates Instructor. Her research focuses on the relationship of the built environment and related policies with healthy behaviors, including access to grocery stores, sidewalks, parks and safe neighborhoods. As a health education specialist, Dr. Kelly helps communities identify ways to improve the built environment in support of healthy choices and evaluate whether these changes have been successful. She currently teaches Research Methods, Health Promotion Program Planning and Evaluation and Physical Activity and Health at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, cooking and playing with her furry friend, Finny.

 

Mary Ann Kluge, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Ann Kluge

Dr. Mary Ann Kluge focuses her teaching, research, professional writing, and presentations on the behavioral aspects of health promotion in the prevention & management of chronic disease. At this point in her 30+ year career, Dr. Kluge focuses on how to overcome barriers to a physically active lifestyle for older adults.

 

 


Last updated: May 11, 2012