Dr. Kristi L. Storti

  • Responsibilities/Achievements:

    Dr. Kristi L. Storti joined IUP in 2014 as an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science (KHSS). Prior to her career at IUP, Dr. Storti worked as a visiting assistant professor, epidemiologist, and director of the Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health (PARC-PH) in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. She is certified as a health fitness specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. At IUP, Dr. Storti serves on the KHSS Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Rights (IRB) Committee and Temporary Faculty Search Committee.

    Dr. Storti has served as an invited member on the Expert Review Panel for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR); the Measures Registry Working Group; the American Heart Association Nutrition, Physical Activity, the 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.

    Research Interests:

    Dr. Storti is a physical activity epidemiologist with expertise is public health research and physical activity assessment, with a special emphasis on objective physical activity monitoring (e.g., pedometery, accelerometery). Dr. Storti’s 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. 


    BS in Physical Education/Exercise Science, Slippery Rock University

    MS in Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh

    MPH in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

    PhD in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

    Courses Offered:

    • HPED 143 Health and Wellness
    • HPED 285 Individual/Group Exercise Leadership
    • HPED 341 Evaluation in Health and Physical Education
    • HPED 413/513 Physical Activity and Aging
    • HPED 640 Research Methods in Health and Sport
    • HPED 672 Epidemiology of Physical Activity

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