Anya Dehkam

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Michelle Walters-Edwards

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B.S (Hons) Staffordshire University, England. U.K.
Ph.D. University of Wales, Bangor. Wales, U.K.

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Member, American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M); Candidate for American College of Sports Medicine, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification

Teaching Area

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Personal Training
  • Health Assessment
  • Concepts of Lifetime Fitness

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular rehabilitation
  • Prevention of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in female athletes
  • Prevention and reversal of childhood obesity
  • Sensory control (and training) of the knee joint

A native of England in the United Kingdom, Dr. Michelle Walters-Edwards has been a full-time faculty member within Marymount’s Health and Human Performance Department since 2005.

Dr. Walters-Edwards has worked as a research scientist at the National Centre for Sports Injury Surgery in the U.K. Previous research interests include the quantification of neuromuscular and sensory control of the knee joint using a novel method of assessment (magnetic stimulation) in both recreational and elite athletes prior to and following an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as well as during conditions of fatigue and muscle damage. Dr. Walters-Edwards has served as a special volunteer at the National Institutes of Health, Physical Disabilities Branch of Rehabilitation Medicine and has conducted human performance assessments with D.C. United of Major League Soccer.

Current research projects include exercise and nutrition as an intervention for both adult and childhood obesity.

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Dr. Sara T. Pappa

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PhD, MCHES

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Dr. Sara Pappa is an Assistant Professor in the Health and Human Performance Department.
She holds a BS in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Cincinnati, an MA is
Exercise Physiology from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in Health Education from the
The University of Cincinnati. In addition to teaching, she manages the regional falls prevention
the initiative, including the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance. This work is supported by a
a federal grant from the Administration on Community Living. Current research initiatives include
evidence-based falls prevention programs for older adults and professional preparation of
health educators. In previous roles, she worked in local public health departments in Fairfax
County and in Ohio. She has extensive experience in managing public health projects at the
local, regional and state levels. Her experience includes implementing and evaluating health
promotion programs and policies; conducting community health needs assessments;
developing and evaluating community health improvement plans; media outreach and public
relations; grant research, writing and administration; coalition development and leadership;
and strategic planning.

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Michael Nordvall

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B.S., Ithaca College
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University
Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

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Teaching Area

  • Exercise and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cycling Performance
  • Genetics in Health and Human Performance

Dr. Michael Nordvall has been a member of the faculty at Marymount University since 1998. He completed his undergraduate work in Health Sciences at Ithaca College, his master’s degree in Human Performance at Southern Connecticut State University, and his doctorate in Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado.

Dr. Nordvall teaches several courses in both the undergraduate Health Sciences and graduate Health Promotion Management programs including Introduction to Health and Exercise Science, Honors Exercise Physiology, Applications in Human Performance, and Design of Adult Fitness Programs.

His research interests include high-altitude physiology, performance characteristics of cyclists, and the role of genetics in disease and human performance.

Dr. Nordvall was a 2008 Honors Fellow with the University’s Honors Program.

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Gwendolyn Francavillo

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B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.P.H., The George Washington University
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

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  • Health Psychology
  • Stress Management
  • Research Methods for Health Education
  • Global Health and Culture
  • Yoga

Research Interests

  • Sexual assault
  • Stress management
  • Yoga

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