Kathryn is a first year doctoral student in the College of Education's Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport studies. Her major is Community Health Education, where her research focus is obesity intervention and prevention in early childhood.
Relations between Positive Parenting and Child Behaviors, Adherence to Routines, and Parent's Views of Self-Efficacy in Early Childhood: Initial Support for the 5-a-Day Parenting Program
Kathryn has recently presented a project with Dr. Lucy McGoron of MPSI, looking into developmental domains as they relate to increased participation in five daily family activities: reading, playing, sharing a meal together, showing affection, and engaging in a bedtime routine. Positive correlations were found between activity frequency and parental self-efficacy, as well as activity and adherence to routines.
Obesity Prevention and Intervention in Early Childhood
Kathryn's eventual dissertation will focus on obesity prevention and intervention in early childhood, specifically focusing on behavior change and education.