Dr. Sarah L. Dunn, is joining the CSUSB Kinesiology Department as an Associate Professor for the Palm Desert Campus. Her areas of scholarly expertise are in the early mechanisms for disease risk in young adults which includes: inflammation, metabolic dysfunction, adiposity, and/or vagal insensitivity. She is interested in how lifestyle interventions, incorporating healthy nutritional choices and physical activity (high intensity interval exercise) ameliorate problems associated with inflammation, metabolic dysfunction, and obesity. Dr. Dunn obtained her graduate degrees from the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney, both in Australia, and prior to that she completed her bachelor’s degree at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She has taught a variety of courses in Kinesiology, most recently; Exercise Testing and Prescription, Nutrition and Health, Research Methods and Design, and Senior Seminar Research Project just down the 210 freeway at the University of La Verne. Her publications, An Introduction To Statistical Analysis in Research with Applications in the Biological and Life Sciences, The Effect of a Lifestyle Intervention on Metabolic Health in Young Women, and Factors that May Impede the Weight Loss Response to Exercise-Based Interventions, represent her interest in the exercise sciences. In addition to her discipline specific scholarship, she most recently completed a 4 year grant, funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation, for Broadening Participation in Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) in STEM.
KINE 3200: Principles of Human Movement
KINE 3800: Exercise Physiology Lecture and Laboratory