Lisa M. Rusch, MS, CES

Graduate Research Assistant, Kinesiology (Affiliate)

Physical Activities Counselor, Nutrition & Physical Activity Services

Research Overview

My primary area of research interest is focused on any issues which have a public health impact, specifically health interventions and preventive medicine. Recently, I have become more involved in occupational health and am a member of the Occupational Health and Safety of Connecticut Workers Core Interest Group. I am presently involved in a research project which recently received funding through an InCHIP Obesity Seed Grant. This study involves improving firefighter mental and physical health through an on-duty fitness training and wellness program. The study, to be conducted at the UConn Fire Department, involves 12 weeks of functional and standard fitness training, as well as six educational sessions centered on physical activity, nutrition, and stress management.


Duke University 1982-1986: B.S. Zoology
Wake Forest University 1986-1988: M.S. Health and Sport Science
University of Connecticut 2013- present: Ph.D. Candidate, Exercise Physiology, Department of Kinesiology

Contact Information
Mailing AddressNutrition & Physical Activity Services
234 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4011
Storrs, CT 06269-4011
Office LocationStudent Health Services Building, Room 204B