ARWEN A. FULLER, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Health-Kinesiology

Research Statement

Research is the way in which I continue to learn about and contribute to my field of study.  My overall research interest is to clarify the role of exercise in the prevention of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and to discover and implement effective ways to enable positive behavior change for improving health and wellness.  My most recent research efforts have investigated the dose-related effects of exercise on body weight, body composition, and energy balance in overweight women, with the specific goal of assessing the effectiveness of the current physical activity recommendations put forth by the US Department of Health & Human Services.  Broader research interests include the efficacy of wellness coaching for improving health and wellness through the lifespan, evaluating the effects of exercise on adipokines and markers of systemic inflammation, and exploring issues of women's health including the metabolic complications that accompany menopause and osteoporosis.

Research Keywords

  • Women's Health
  • Wellness Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Inflammation
  • Exercise
  • Energy Balance
  • Body Weight


  • A Fuller Hayes & J D Miller. “Exercise on the Road” Presented at the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Summer Institute, 2008. Presentation, Other, 07/2008.
  • A Fuller Hayes. “Osteoporosis Prevention” Presented to the patrons of the Alta Club, Salt Lake City, UT, in April, 2007. Presentation, Other, 04/2007.
  • AA Fuller, RK Fuchs, CM Snow, FACSM. Vertebral Size Differences in Prepubertal Boys and Girls. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 36(5): S296, 2004. Poster presentation given at the 2004 National ACSM conference in Indianapolis, IN. Presentation, Other, 07/2004.
  • AA Fuller. Lateral DXA Imaging of the Spine in Prepubertal Boys vs. Girls. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 35(5): S77, 2003. Poster presentation given at the 2003 National ACSM conference in San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Other, 07/2003.
  • AA Fuller. Volumetric BMD is higher in Elite Gymnasts than Controls. Oral and poster presentations given March 17, 2001 at NWACSM meeting at Willamette University, Salem, OR. Presentation, Other, 03/17/2001.


  • English, fluent.


  • Hicks-Little, C, Fuller, A, McGlade, E, Bueler, E, Dimuzio, J, Yurgelun-Todd, D. Aggression Characteristics in Collegiate Football Players by Position and Risk for Concussion. 2015. MSSE, 47, 5 Supplement. Accepted, 11/04/2014.
  • Yurgelun-Todd, D, McGlade, E, Bueler, E, DiMuzio, J, Fuller, A, Hicks-Little, C. The Relationship between Self-Ratings of Aggression and Insular Cortical Thickness in Collegiate Football Athletes. 2015. MSSE, 47, 5 Supplement. Accepted, 11/03/2014.
  • Williams DP, Fuller Hayes AA. The effects of exercise on body weight and fat: how much is enough? Int J Body Comp Res 8:S61-S67, 2010. Published, 12/2010.