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NiCole Keith

School of Public Health

Expert Bio

NiCole R. Keith is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the executive associate dean in the School of Public Health-Bloomington. She is dedicated to research and programming that increase physical activity participation, improve fitness and positively influence health outcomes while addressing health equity.

She joined the IU Bloomington faculty in 2023. She also is a research scientist at the IU Center for Aging Research in the IU School of Medicine and a Regenstrief Institute investigator. Keith was the 2020-21 American College of Sports Medicine vice president of membership, communication, education and policy; she was the 2020-21 ACSM president and serves on several other ACSM national committees. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and chair of the National Physical Activity Plan, and she serves on the Physical Activity Alliance Advisory Committee.

Keith earned a B.S. degree in physical education from Howard University in 1992, an M.S. degree in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island in 1994, a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut in 1999, and an M.S. degree in clinical research from Indiana University in 2011. She is trained in physical activity, community and clinical research.

Areas of Expertise

Physical activity, healthy aging, health equity, physical fitness, implementation science.

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