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Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Graduate Coordinator
Areas of Expertise: Health; Aging; Fall prevention for seniors; Risk factors for falling; Parents of children with cancer; Living with gastrointestinal disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome/ Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
Biography: Dr. Fletcher’s research interests are diverse in nature and are linked by the common thread of risk, or more specifically, risk reduction. Her research program broadly deals with health and well-being. The overall goal of this research is to…
Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education
Areas of Expertise: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Parents of children with cancer; Caregiving; Spirituality and health; Quality of life; Disability; Autism; Adapted physical activity and programming; Chronic illness; Breast cancer and the family; Phenomenology; Lived experience; Narrative research
Biography: My academic interests cover the areas of disability, chronic illness, caregiving, therapeutic recreation, adapted activity, and qualitative research. Through the use of qualitative research methods, I attempt to understand the experiences of having a…
Areas of Expertise: Health-care system; Gender, age, class, ethnicity, homosexuality and health; Women’s diseases, men’s diseases and expenditures; Health-care expenditures; Sociology of science and medicine; Breast cancer and childhood causes
Biography: Academic Interests: gender, health, medicine, research methods.