Kristi King

Kristi King

Dr. King's curriculum vitae [PDF]

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.

Academic Background

  • Post-doc. Arnold School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D. Health Education, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale
  • M.S. Health Promotion, University of Kentucky
  • B.S. Physical Education and Health Education, University of Kentucky

Teaching Areas

  • Leadership in Health Promotion
  • Leadership in Health Promotion
  • Research Methods
  • Directed Readings in HSS
  • Exercise Science Internship

Research Areas

  • Community-based Physical Activity
  • Nutritional Interventions and Policies

Recent Publications

Leslie, K.F., King, K.M., Wilson, R.W., Gagne, P., & Jones, V.F. (2016). Parent perceptions of a child physical activity initiative in a rural community. American Journal of Health Studies, 31(2), 103-110.

King, K. M., Ling, J. (2015). Results of a 3-year, nutrition and physical activity intervention for children in rural, low-socioeconomic status elementary schools. Health Education Research, 30(4), 647-659.

King, K. M., & Swank, A. (2015). Physical activity and fitness testing and prescription for children. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 19(4), 39-41.

Ling, J., King, K. M., & Hall, L. (2015). Measuring physical activity of elementary school children with unsealed pedometers: Compliance, reliability, and reactivity. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 23(2), 271-286.

King, K. M., Rice, J., Steinbock, S., Reno-Weber, B., Okpokho, I., Pile, A., & Carrico, K. (2015). Kentucky Teen Institute: Results of a1-year, health advocacy training intervention for youth. Health Promotion Practice, 16(6), 885-896.

Moneyhan, T., Belenky, S., & King, K. M. (2014). Health advocacy intervention for youth: A case study of Metro Youth Advocates. Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD) Journal, 52(1), 17-25.