Rebecca Hasson

Rebecca Hasson 2018

About

Dr. Rebecca Hasson is associate professor of Applied Exercise Science and Movement Science, and director of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory (CDRL) in the School of Kinesiology. She holds a dual appointment as associate professor of Nutritional Sciences in the School of Public Health. Prior to her time at U-M, Dr. Hasson was W.K. Kellogg Health Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California-San Francisco. She completed her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts.

Her work appears in several articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, American Journal of Health Behavior, and Pediatric Obesity. Dr. Hasson has served as an ad hoc reviewer for nearly 30 academic journals, including American Journal of Medicine, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, and Journal of Adolescent Health.

As primary or co-investigator, Dr. Hasson's research has received more than $1 million in grant funding, from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association. She is a member of several professional organizations, such as American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow), American Diabetes Association, American Psychosomatic Society, and the Society for the Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues (Past President). She is also on the executive committee for the Council on Black Health.

Dr. Hasson teaches Movement Science and Applied Exercise Science courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Because of her passion for teaching and mentoring, she has received the School of Kinesiology's Excellence in Teaching Award and U-M's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Outstanding Research Mentor Award, both voted on by students. 

Areas of interest

Causes and consequences of childhood obesity in multiethnic populations.

Contact

Rebecca
Hasson
OBL 2110
1402 Washington Hts.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013
(734) 763-8671
(734) 647-2808

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
AES 446 The Role of Social Factors in Shaping Physical Activity Behavior 3 As Arranged Hasson
Course Name RO: Soc Factors Phys Act
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course discusses the social determinants of health and their impact on physical activity behaviors. Substantive areas covered include but are not limited to socioeconomic position, income, education, neighborhood environments and stressful conditions, placing an emphasis on the role these factors play in shaping physical activity and sedentary behavior.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 219 or SM 217) and (MOVESCI 340 or PHYSED/AES 242).
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 446 The Role of Social Factors in Shaping Physical Activity Behaviors 3 As Arranged Hasson
Course Name RO: Soc Factors Phys Act
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course discusses the social determinants of health and their impact on physical activity behaviors. Substantive areas covered include but are not limited to socioeconomic position, income, education, neighborhood environments and stressful conditions, placing an emphasis on the role these factors play in shaping physical activity and sedentary behavior.
Prerequisites: Graduate status; (MOVESCI 219 or SM 217) and (MOVESCI 340 or PHYSED/HF 242).
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 446 The Role of Social Factors in Shaping Physical Activity Behavior 3 As Arranged Hasson
Course Name RO: Soc Factors Phys Act
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course discusses the social determinants of health and their impact on physical activity behaviors. Substantive areas covered include but are not limited to socioeconomic position, income, education, neighborhood environments and stressful conditions, placing an emphasis on the role these factors play in shaping physical activity and sedentary behavior.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 219 or SM 217) and (MOVESCI 340 or PHYSED/HF 242)
Component: LEC
AES 451 Physical Activity Across the Lifespan 3 Winter Hasson
Course Name RO: PA Lifespan
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will explore biological, behavioral and environmental factors that influence initial and continued participation in physical activity. In addition, this course uses the Human Capital Model as a framework for understanding the relationships between physical activity and different aspects of human development.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 340 or AES 242) and (MOVESCI 219 or SM 217)
Component: LEC
KINESLGY 451 Physical Activity Across the Lifespan 3 Winter Hasson
Course Name RO: PA Lifespan
Course Level: Graduate
Description
This course will explore biological, behavioral and environmental factors that influence initial and continued participation in physical activity. In addition, this course uses the Human Capital Model as a framework for understanding the relationships between physical activity and different aspects of human development.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340 or HF 242 and MOVESCI 219 or SM 217
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 451 Physical Activity Across the Lifespan 3 Winter Hasson
Course Name RO: PA Lifespan
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will explore biological, behavioral and environmental factors that influence initial and continued participation in physical activity. In addition, this course uses the Human Capital Model as a framework for understanding the relationships between physical activity and different aspects of human development.
Prerequisites: MOVESCI 340 or HF 242 and MOVESCI 219 or SM 217
Component: LEC

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