Kara M. Whitaker

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies - Health and Human Physiology

Kara Whitaker CV


Research Interests

Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep epidemiology; Maternal and child health; Cardiovascular disease; Health disparities



Publications can be viewed on PubMed, Google Scholar, or Whitaker Lab website


Courses taught

  • HHP 3045: Physical Activity Psychology
  • HHP 4800: Research Methods and Ethics
  • HHP 5200: Physical Activity Epidemiology
  • HHP 6020: Advanced Research Methods and Ethics
  • HHP 6500: Seminar in Health Promotion
Research areas
  • Exercise science
  • Health promotion
Kara M. Whitaker is a associate professor with tenure and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Health and Human Physiology.
MPH, Physical Activity, University of South Carolina
PhD, Exercise Science, University of South Carolina
Contact Information

University of Iowa
E116 Field House (FH)
225 S. Grand Ave.
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States