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Research Faculty

Derek joined the CHWR team as a Research Assistant Professor in 2008. He holds a Doctorate in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia, and has an extensive background in measurement, scale development, reliability and validity assessment, and structural equation modeling of psychosocial mediators of physical activity behavior. The focus of Derek’s work at this time includes both measurement of physical activity and determinants of physical activity behavior. Recent work has involved measuring environments (childcare and home) that influence young children’s nutrition and physical activity behavior. His professional interests include scale development, psychometrics, structural equation modeling and survey design.

Derek currently contributes his measurement expertise to all current CHWR projects and grants.