Professor, Department of Health Science Chair, Undergraduate Research Program
Dr. Schlaff completed her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at Michigan State University and B.S (dual major) in Exercise Science and Psychology at Saginaw Valley State University. As a whole, her research aims to promote physical activity and healthy behaviors, while studying associated health outcomes. A majority of her work has focused on investigating physical activity and subsequent physical and mental health outcomes within samples of pregnant and postpartum women. She has extensive experience with community-based research and developing, implementing and evaluating behavioral interventions She has been successful in securing both internal and external grant funding since arriving at SVSU and actively publishing within her field.