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Dr. Megan E. Holmes

Dr. Megan E. Holmes

Assistant Professor
Exercise Epidemiology

Department of Kinesiology
Rm. 122
Complete Vitae


  • Michigan State University (Ph.D., 2011, Kinesiology)
  • Iowa State University (M.S., 2006 , Exercise and Sport Science)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (B.S., 2004, Comprehensive Major in Exercise Science )

Areas of Teaching

  • Physical Activity Epidemiology
  • Fitness Programs and Testing
  • Science and Practice of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Recent Publications

  • Hill EE, Eisenmann JC, Gentile D, Holmes ME, Walsh, D. The Association between Morning Cortisol and Adiposity in Children Varies by Weight Status. (Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2011; 24: 709-713)
  • Hill EE, Eisenmann JC, Holmes ME, Heelan, KA. Morning Cortisol is Not Associated with Truncal Fatness or Resting Blood Pressure in Children: Cross-Sectional and 1-2 Year Follow-Up Analyses. (Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2010; 23: 1031-1037)
  • Holmes ME, Ekkekakis P, Eisenmann JC. The Physical Activity, Stress, and Metabolic Syndrome Triangle: A Guide to Unfamiliar Territory for the Obesity Researcher. (Obesity Reviews, 2010; 11: 492-507) *Featured on MDLinx
  • Holmes ME, Eisenmann JC, Heelan KA. The Association Between Calcium Intake and Adiposity in 9-12 yr old Children. (International Journal of Body Composition Research, 2009; 7: 1–6)

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine (2007-present)
  • International Society of Sports Nutrition (2004-present)
  • North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (2004-present)