Katherine Sullivan

Katherine Sullivan

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Exercise and Sport Science

313-577-9326

hr2070@wayne.edu

 2167 Faculty/Administration Bldg.

Katherine Sullivan

Degrees and Certifications

Degrees/Certificates:

  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology - Exercise Science, University of Alabama (2023)
  • Quantitative Educational Research Certificate, University of Alabama (2023)
  • MS in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2013)
  • BS in Athletic Training with a minor in Coaching, Marywood University (2011)

Certifications:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), BOC
  • USA Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach, USA Weightlifting (USAW)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, American Heart Association (AHA)

Responsibilities

Dr. Sullivan serves as an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Exercise and Sport Science. Her primary responsibilities are teaching, advising, and committee work within the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies and the College of Education.

Academic Interests

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Injury Prevention
  • Biomechanics
  • Health and Physical Activity 
  • Quantitative Research

Area of Expertise

  • Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
  • Olympic Lifting/Performance training
  • Health and physical activity within minority subgroups of the population
  • Heart rate variability
  • Body composition
  • Quantitative research techniques

Research Interests

  • Health disparities amongst sexual minorities (LGBTQ+) 
  • Body composition assessment and technique validation
  • Allostatic load
  • Physical activity
  • Body Image
  • Performance and injury prevention
  • Nutrition supplementation

Presentations

 A more detailed list of presentations/publications can be found on ResearchGate (see link in "Publications" section). However, recent presentations include:

  • Sullivan K, Broeckel J, Metoyer CJ, Fields AD, Simmang MK, Lovelady ME, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Association between health-related components and body dissatisfaction in women. Oral presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Greensville, SC. February 2023.
  • Simmang MK, Metoyer CJ, Sullivan K, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Reliability of body composition estimates from 2-dimensional digital images across different lighting conditions. Poster presentation at the Southeastern Universities Graduate Research Symposium. Tuscaloosa, AL. March 2023.
  • Metoyer CJ, Sullivan K, Fields AD, Fedewa MV, Esco MR. The development of a field-based 4-compartment model with estimates of bone mineral content and total body water via bioimpedance. Submitted for presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association National conference. Las Vegas, NV. July 2023.
  • Fields AD, Metoyer CJ, Sullivan K, Fedewa MV, Esco MR. Relationship between fat mass-to-fat-free mass ratio and push-up performance. Poster presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association National conference. Las Vegas, NV. July 2023.
  • Simmang MK, Sullivan K, Metoyer CJ, Broeckel J, Fields AD, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Reliability of lighting conditions for measuring body fat percentage via image capture. Thematic poster presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Greensville, SC. February 2023.
  • Fields AD, Sullivan K, Metoyer CJ, Broeckel J, Simmang MK, Lovelady ME, Schwing M, Fedewa MV, Esco MR. Relationships of body composition factors with components of physical activity and muscular fitness. Poster presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Greensville, SC. February 2023.
  • Lovelady ME, Sullivan K, Metoyer CJ, Broeckel J, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Reliability of body composition measured using a smartphone application and different camera resolutions. Thematic poster presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Greensville, SC. February 2023.
  • Broeckel J, Sullivan K, Metoyer CJ, Fields AD, Simmang MK, Lovelady ME, Schwing M, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Association between body mass index, body composition, physical activity and body dissatisfaction in young men. Accepted for presentation to the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Greensville, SC. February 2023.
  • Metoyer CJ, Sullivan K, Lovelady ME, Broeckel J, Simmang MK, Fields AD, Fedewa MV, Esco MR. Reliability of a 2D image application for measuring body composition across different color backgrounds. Thematic poster presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Greenville, SC. February 2023.
  • Schwing M, Metoyer CJ, Sullivan K, Lovelady ME, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. The test-retest reliability of body composition measured using digital images from a smartphone application. Thematic poster presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Greensville, SC. February 2023.
  • Sullivan K, Simmang M, Broeckel J, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Move with pride – examining physical activity and fitness in sexual minority women. Oral presentation at Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, Hoover, AL, 2022.
  • Sullivan K, Metoyer CJ, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Examining the relationship between ultrasound and skinfold thickness measurements. Poster presented at National NSCA conference,  New Orleans, LA, 2022.
  • Sullivan K, Metoyer CJ, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Ultrasound-based body fat prediction equation. Poster presented at National NSCA conference, New Orleans, LA, 2022.
  • Yoder HA, Mulholland AM, Barefoot NT, Sullivan K, MacDonald HV, Wingo JE, FACSM. Work rate adjustments, cardiovascular strain, and thermal strain during high-intensity interval exercise in the heat. 2022 ACSM Research Abstracts, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
  • Sullivan K, Metoyer CJ, Esco MR, Fedewa MV. Body mass index: weighing out its value. Oral presentation at Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, Hoover, AL, 2021.

Publications

www.researchgate.net/profile/Katherine-Sullivan-11

Courses taught by Katherine Sullivan

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

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