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Mary Dinger PhD, CHES, FACSM

CLINICAL PROFESSOR, FACULTY DIRECTOR (PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING)
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health

Mary K. Dinger, PhD, CHES, FACSM is a clinical professor in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health and director of the MPH in Leadership and Public Health Practice concentration. She also serves as the faculty director of practice-based learning and director of the Certificate in Public Health Sciences program. Her primary research focuses on physical activity measurement and promotion. She has co-authored a book; published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals; and presented at numerous state, regional, national and international conferences.

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical activity assessment/objective monitoring
  • Physical activity promotion
  • Adolescent health behavior

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Health Promotion, University of Missouri, 1993
  • MEd, Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri, 1986
  • BS, Health and Physical Education, Southeast Missouri State University, 1985
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)