University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty receives Ph.D.
Lindsay focuses on substance abuse issues and childhood obesity prevention
Associate Professor and Exercise Physiology and Public Health Specialist, Anne R. Lindsay, received her Doctoral Degree in Public Health from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Lindsay’s dissertation was titled: A Comparison of Beliefs and Attitudes about Body Image, Eating and Weight between Incarcerated and Non-incarcerated Females.
Working for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area, Lindsay developed the Healthy Steps to Freedom program, which focuses on education and research to include women under correctional supervision with co-occurring issues in substance abuse, eating disorders, body image and health. Her other area of expertise focuses on childhood obesity prevention, and she co-authored the All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit curriculum.
Lindsay earned her Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Bachelor of Arts degree in ergonomics and physical education from the University of California, Santa Barbara.