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Susan Sisson

Susan B Sisson PhD, RDN, CHES, FACSM

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma City, OK

Dr. Sisson has earned degrees in Exercise Science and Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowships in Health Psychology and Physical Activity Epidemiology and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health Education Specialist. Dr. Sisson directs the Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Laboratory in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Research in the lab focuses on physical activity and sedentary behavior epidemiology and related risk behaviors such as the consumption of poor quality food and lack of adequate physical activity.  Other research interests include the influence of the physical and social environment, such as early childhood care environments, on food consumption and physical activity behaviors.  Young children and disadvantaged populations are of particular interest. 

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. A Systematic Review of Obesity Interventions in Children