Katie Taylor, PhD

Assistant Professor
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  • Physical Activity
  • Public Health
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Sedentary Behavior
  • Cardiometabolic Health
  • Psychosocial Factors
  • High-intensity Interval Training
  • Resistance Training
  • College Athletes
  • Structural Equation Modeling


Katie Taylor is an assistant professor of exercise science in the Department of Wellness and Movement Sciences at EWU. She teaches in the exercise science and public health undergraduate programs as well as the master’s program in physical education.

Taylor’s research interests are currently focused around the beneficial effects of physical activity along with the deleterious effects of sedentary behavior in healthy individuals and those who chronic disease, particularly inflammatory bowel disease. She is currently interested in understanding the psychosocial responses and cardiometabolic health benefits of different training modalities (i.e., resistance training, high-intensity interval training) in young adults and those with inflammatory bowel disease. She is also interested in further understanding recreational physical activity and sedentary behaviors in athletes and the role they play in the transition from student-athlete status to life after college sport. Finally, she is interested in understanding the role of metabolic syndrome as a latent construct and the associations with sedentary behaviors, physical activity, and cardiorespiratory fitness.

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