Laura Richardson, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, AES, MVS
Dr. Laura Richardson is a clinical associate professor of Applied Exercise Science and Movement Science at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. She is a dedicated clinical exercise physiologist with extensive experience in healthcare working with patients diagnosed with immunological, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and orthopedic disorders using exercise as a mode of therapeutic intervention. As a clinician, her expertise is working with metabolic patients utilizing behavior modification strategies for lifelong weight management with bariatric surgery.
Prior to her appointment at U-M, she was a professor of instruction for undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Health Professions at the University of Akron. Dr. Richardson was elected President of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association, awarded Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine, and is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist.
Areas of Interest
Exploring subjectivity centered on obesity stigmatization and fat bias among fitness professionals. Raising awareness for weightism and breaking barriers for improving physical activity adherence with chronic health conditions.