Lucas D. Elliott

Lucas D. Elliott
Pennsylvania State University | Penn State · Department of Kinesiology

Master of Public Health

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Introduction
Current Master's of Public Health student and concurrent Doctoral student studying Kinesiology: Psychology of Physical Activity, at both The Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Graduate School, respectively. Experienced public health and physical activity researcher with goals of large population research.
Additional affiliations
December 2020 - present
The League of American Bicyclists
Position
  • Research Intern
Description
  • Provided assistance and consultation for data collection, data dissemination, and project creation to assist with congressional/senate lobbying.
January 2019 - present
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Under the mentorship of Dr. Melissa Bopp, I assist the daily functioning of the Physical Activity and Public Health laboratory. The day-to-day tasks include project creation, project management, data collection, data analysis (qualitative & quantitative), data dissemination, manuscript writing, and grant writing.
Education
August 2019 - December 2021
July 2019 - August 2022
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Psychology of Physical Activity
August 2015 - May 2019
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Kinesiology: Movement Science

Publications

Publications (15)
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A lack of physical activity (PA) contributes to poor health. Active travel (AT) can help to achieve recommended levels of PA, though participation varies across racial/ethnic groups. Aim This study examined differences in AT trips by race/ethnicity and the relationship between meeting PA recommendations with AT among college students. Subjects Co...
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Overview Active travel, walking and bicycling for transportation, has been shown to provide positive health benefits to those who participate. Despite these known benefits, there are many inequities seen throughout the U.S. which create decreased participation in disadvantaged populations. Complete Streets initiatives attempt to create useable stre...
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Purpose: Bicycling as a form of active travel (AT) can provide substantial health benefits for all populations, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Despite these known benefits, disparities and inequities in bicycling are still shown in many underserved community populations. Community bicycle coalitions and advocacy o...
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Objective: To review the physical activity promotion efforts of Power 5 conference institutions' summer transition programs. Methods: The websites of Power 5 Conference and affiliate member institutions (N = 78) were systematically reviewed and information on summer transition programs pertaining to health were extracted. Results: Most (n = 45, 57....
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The prevalence of depression and insufficient physical activity (PA) continue to rise in the United States, particularly among college students. PA is typically associated with decreased levels of depressive symptoms; however, the association between different intensities of PA and depressive symptoms is unclear among college students. The aim of t...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic created significant disruptions for college students, impacting health and physical activity (PA). Changes to the PA environment presented many challenges for students. Purpose: To examine the influence of the physical and social environment on PA participation for college students during the onset of COVID-19 res...
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PURPOSE: Psychological stress is a major concern in college students, which can lead to negative health consequences, such as depression. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased psychological stress throughout the United States population, especially affecting the college student population. Stress management techniques differ between individuals but p...
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Cycling offers many health-related, environmental, and economic benefits, though rates of participation are low among ethnic minorities. Studying individuals who have successfully adopted the behaviour can provide insight on addressing factors that could influence participation in the activity. This qualitative study aimed to examine experiences an...
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When put in a situation to get to higher/lower floors of a building, there are many factors that go into play for whether an individual chooses to take the stairs (active) or ride the elevator (sedentary). Students were approached at waiting area for the four elevators in a University Library and were asked series of questions regarding their reaso...
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This study analyzed data from Penn State students to determine their activity levels relative to living environment. Comparing students living more than 15 minutes from campus with better amenities for physical activity and those living less than 15 minutes from campus; we discovered trends in physical activity among the populations. Although stude...

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