Kristi King

Kristi King

Dr. King's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Dr. King's Biosketch

Dr. Kristi McClary King is an associate professor in the Exercise Physiology program in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, has a joint appointment in Pediatric Endocrinology with the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center, and is a Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky Scholar. Dr. King is the principal investigator on multi-year research studies that focus on the improvement of health, specifically through physical activity and nutrition interventions and policies. 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, Kinesiology, University of Kentucky, 1997

Research Areas

  • Physical activity
  • Public health
  • Community
  • Nutrition
  • Children

Research Projects (selected)

  • King, K. M., Jaggers, J. R., & Wintergerst, K. (November 2018-present). Physical Activity and Sport Participation of Children with Type 1 Diabetes
    Description: Examine physical activity and sport participation behaviors, hemoglobin A1C, and diabetes-related health outcomes among children with Type 1 Diabetes
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: Joint Appointment in Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Terson de Paleville, D., Immekus, J., & King, K. M. (August 2017-July 2018). Minds in Motion in a Spanish Immersion School
    Description: Examine effects of physical activity on fine and gross motor control, balance, classroom behavior, and reading among children attending a diverse elementary school
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Funding Source: 2017 Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research
  • King, K. M. (November 2017-December 2018). Type 1 Diabetes and Sports Medicine
    Role: Associate faculty in UofL Pediatrics
    Description: Examine effects of sport participation and physical activity on Type 1 diabetes outcomes and management
    Funding Source: UofL Pediatrics and Wendy Novak Diabetes Center
  • 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/External Evaluator
    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/External Evaluator
    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 (selected)

  • ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal Clinical Applications Associate Editor
  • Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky Scholar