Director of Public Health for IUP

HHS Dean's Associate for Administration


Kristi L. Storti joined IUP in 2014. Prior to her career at IUP, Storti served as a visiting assistant professor, epidemiologist, and director of the Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. She is a certified exercise physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Heart Association, and the American Public Health Association.

Storti currently serves on the American College of Sports Medicine Ad-Hoc Health Fitness Content Advisory Committee and the ACSM Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Research Committee. She has also served as an invited member on the Expert Review Panel for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research; the Measures Registry Working Group; the American Heart Association Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism Council Early Career Committee; and the Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behaviors: Closing the Gaps in Self-Report Methods conference hosted by the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention, American College of Sports Medicine, and National Collaborative of Childhood Obesity Research.

For the 2020-21 year, Storti is serving as the dean's associate for Administration for the College of Health and Human Services and as director of IUP's Public Health Program.

Research Interests:

Storti is a physical activity epidemiologist with expertise is public health research, more specifically physical activity assessment, methodology and analysis. Her research interests include physical activity assessment and promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and/or manage health-related outcomes such as obesity, diabetes, and subclinical cardiovascular disease.


  1. BS in Physical Education/Exercise Science, Slippery Rock University
  2. MS in Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh
  3. MPH in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
  4. PhD in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

Courses Offered:

  • KHSS 143 Health and Wellness
  • KHSS 285 Individual/Group Exercise Leadership
  • KHSS 341 Evaluation in Health and Physical Education
  • KHSS 413/513 Physical Activity and Aging Across the Lifespan
  • KHSS 472/672 Epidemiology of Physical Activity
  • KHSS 492 Exercise Science Capstone
  • KHSS 493/698 Internship
  • KHSS 640 Research Methods in Health and Sport

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