Nancy Naradzay grew up in Rockville, Maryland and in 2008 graduated with a BS from Longwood University in southern Virginia. Her professional career started in South Carolina working with the Woman’s Lacrosse team at Presbyterian College. From 2009-2011, Nancy interned at Michigan State University with the Woman’s Rowing Team. Manual Therapy is a passion of hers and an area she intends to further explore.
health education and health promotion phd
Jereme Wilroy is from Thomasville, Alabama. He recently graduated from UA with a degree in Exercise Science with a focus on Health Promotion, Fitness, and Nutrition. One of his health-related experience includes serving as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for UA Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team. Jereme completed an internship during the summer 2010 at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama. There he worked mainly in the fitness center assisting clients with their workouts, checking blood pressure, giving nutritional and fitness related advice, teaching a Krankcycle class, and leading a circuit class. He mainly worked with the elderly and disabled. He also led a wheelchair basketball camp for disabled kids ranging from the ages of 7-15, and was a camp counselor at Camp Strive. Some of his health education interests include modifying health behavior, the impact of the entertainment world on health choices, and childhood obesity. Jereme’s research interests are working with people with various disabilities, children with obesity, and upper middle aged to elderly on their overall health through personal training and education on health.
Christine Hackman comes to The University of Alabama from Delmar, New York. She recently graduated from UA with a Masters of Arts in Kinesiology-Exercise Science and received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Christine has valued physical activity throughout her life and now enjoys helping others with their healthy lifestyle goals; she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and has previously coordinated wellness programs here at UA. Her research interests include the prevention of chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes through physical activity intervention. Christine also plans on focusing research on the promotion of women’s health status in the United States through pursuing her Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies in conjunction with her PhD.
Hannah Priest is from Pinehurst, North Carolina. She holds a BS in Physical Education and a MAED in Health Education from East Carolina University. Hannah’s passion is working with people via teaching – she is a former physical education teacher, tennis professional, and personal health community college instructor. Her current research interests include school health, intentional sun exposure, and LGBTQ health disparities.
Sarah Rush is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she recently completed her masters in Health Science at The University of Alabama. She holds a BA in Human Development / Family Studies with a focus in Adolescent Development. Sarah has experience working with faculty at UA on federal-funded research projects. She has also worked as an advisor and adjunct instructor for the Department of Health Science. Her research interests include nutrition and chronic disease, music as a form of stress management, and health disparities.