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Erica Rauff, PhD
Erica Rauff, PhD
Assistant professor of kinesiology, Seattle University, Washington, US
“I am driven by knowing that the strategies I teach individuals around how to integrate physical activity into their daily life can have a profound impact on their mental and physical health.”
Areas of expertise
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical activity during pregnancy
  • Impact of exercise on mental health, weight gain, and future obesity in prenatal populations
  • Sport and exercise psychology
“I am passionate about gaining a greater understanding of what motivates people to be active and how to design effective behavioral interventions for physical activity promotion.”
— Erica Rauff, PhD
  • Seattle University – Assistant professor of kinesiology, since 2017
  • Seattle University – Faculty mentor for the Exercise Is Medicine student group
  • Pennsylvania State University – Research and evaluation scientist for military family readiness, since 2015
  • Seattle University – Adjunct instructor, 2016–2017
  • Pennsylvania State University – Research and teaching assistant in kinesiology, 2007–2013
  • Eight publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Pennsylvania State University – Postdoctoral fellow, 2014
  • Pennsylvania State University – PhD in kinesiology, 2013
  • Pennsylvania State University – Master of Science in kinesiology, 2010
  • Susquehanna University – Bachelor of Arts in psychology, 2007
Awards and achievements
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Student Research Award, 2010
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