Kristi King

Kristi King

Dr. King's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Dr. King's Bio

Dr. Kristi McClary King is an associate professor in the Exercise Physiology (MS) and Community Health (MEd) programs in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Dr. King is the principal investigator on multi-year research studies that focus on the improvement of health, specifically through community-based physical activity and nutrition interventions and policies.

Dr. King serves on local, state, and national health advocacy committees. She also collaborates with communities to educate their decision-makers on local, state, and national policies related to public health. Dr. King earned her PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, completed post-doctorate training in Physical Activity and Public Health Research with the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Educational Background

  • Post-doctorate Training: University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
  • PhD, Health Education, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, 2008
  • MS, Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, 1999
  • BA, Physical Education and Health Education, University of Kentucky, 1997

Research Projects

    Externally Funded Research Projects

  • King, K. M. (November 2014 – May 2015). Y5210 Evaluation
    Description: Evaluate effectiveness and program implementation fidelity of multi-site, school-based healthy lifestyle intervention for children and families.
    Role: Principal Investigator/External Evaluator
    Funding Source: Greater Louisville YMCA
  • King, K. M. (June 2013-May 2014). Kentucky Teen Institute
    Description: Pilot program for high school students in Kentucky to develop, implement, evaluate, and advocate for community-based health promotion programming.
    Role: Principal Investigator/External Evaluator
  • Funding Source: Kentucky YMCA Youth Association

  • King, K. M. (July 2011 – June 2014). Meade Activity Center (MAC) Project Description: Rural, low socioeconomic community’s grassroots efforts to address physical activity disparities through individual, social, environmental, and policy interventions.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: CFDA#94.019. Social Innovation Fund, Corporation for National and Community Service; Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; Meade Activity Center, Inc.
  • King, K. M. (October 2010 – June 2014). Project BALANCE: Beneficial Activity Levels and Nutritional Choices Everyday Description: Rural, multi-site, low socioeconomic status intervention to enhance physical activity and nutrition behaviors of elementary school children and communities.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: CFDA# 84.215F. Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP), United States Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools; Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC).

Professional Service

  • ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal Clinical Applications Associate Editor
  • Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky Scholar
  • UofL Community Engagement Academy Mentor
  • UofL Health and Social Justice Scholar Mentor