Use our talents, expertise, and passion to serve others.
We accomplish this through evidence-based adaptations, training, and evaluation to ensure the best fit intervention is adopted and sustained within practice settings.
We demonstrate our commitment to these values through
Vulnerability and resiliency. Acknowledging and embracing when we don’t know the answer… . We ask questions, early and often.
Flexibility and humor. Remembering that nothing is perfect, but we commit ourselves to our efforts.
Appreciation of excellence in effort. Offer insight to each other to bring out quality in work (feedback on slides, elevator pitch, papers, etc.).
Stability. Mentor those less senior in the lab and seek mentorship from those more senior in the lab. Ensure adequate resource allocation (time, money, personnel).
Clear, honest communication, complete with active listening.
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"In the PARCI lab, I have the privilege of training scientists and practitioners to impact the lives of others. As a registered yoga instructor and academic, I use science and the personal experience of clients, participants, and myself to promote that being active can change your life: You can avoid chronic disease, feel better in your body & mind, and maintain or find a better quality of life."
Samantha M. Harden, PhD, 500 RYT
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Registered dietitian, certified group fitness and yoga instructor. Loves food, exercise, and the outdoors. Exploring the world one hike at a time.
Certified Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Specialist with a passion for mindfulness and holistic approaches to health and wellness. Enjoys reading, art, healthy cooking and staying active.
PAST GRADUATE STUDENTS
Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
VCE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEADERSHIP and TEAM MEMBERS
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Current & past undergraduate research assistants
Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise major and Psychology minor. Loves plants, cooking, watching sitcoms, and playing tennis!
Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. Certified nurse assistant and a food and fitness fan! Loves to run, lift, and get outside!
Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise major and Creative Writing and Integrative Health and Wellness minors. Enjoys hikes, walks, tennis, dancing, and spike ball. Aspires to become a physician.
Oker H, Harden SM. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: A Pragmatic Exploration of Online Dissemination, Delivery, and Training During COVID-19. Translational Obesity Undergraduate Research Scholar. VT Undergraduate Research Summer Symposium. Summer 2020.
B.S. Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience; Integrative Health and Wellness minor
Human Development major and Political Science minor. Cycle instructor, runner, and loves spending time outside.
HNFE Major and Medicine in Society Minor. Loves adventuring and the outdoors. Will go on any hike with a view.
HNFE major and Public Health minor. Fitness fan, dog lover, certified EMT, and aspiring yogi. Passionate about community health, especially pertaining to women and children.
HNFE major and Psychology minor. Obsessed with hiking, gyming, swimming, and college football.