Jason Cohen |CV
Jason received his B.S. from Union College in New York in 2013. Jason is currently in his 6th year of the doctoral program in the Kinesiology & Community Health Department. He has previously studied the positive physical and cognitive effects brought on by heat therapy use following exercise. He is interested in exploring exercise and other complementary therapies and their combined effects on cognition, fatigue, anxiety and performance in breast cancer survivors.
Tiffany Bullard | CV
Tiffany received her B.S. in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014. Tiffany is currently in her 5th year of the doctoral program in the Kinesiology & Community Health Department. She is interested in developing interventions that enhance self-regulation of physical activity maintenance.
Daniel Palac | CV
Dan received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport and Health Psychology from the Adler University in Chicago in 2014. Dan is a provisionally licensed professional counselor in the state of Illinois and is currently in his 5th year of the doctoral program in the Kinesiology & Community Health Department. His research interests are in the areas of technology-driven physical activity interventions and cognitive functioning among those with prolonged symptoms of concussion, acquired brain injury, and mTBI.
Andrew Hua | CV
Andrew received his B.S in Biomedical Engineering and B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Florida in 2014. Andrew is currently a 5th year student in the Medical Scholars Program (MD/PhD). Andrew’s research interests are related to using physical activity as a method for preventing injury and illness.
Jonathan North | CV
Jonathan North received his B.S. in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. Jonathan is currently in his 2nd year as a doctoral student in the Kinesiology & Community Health Department. His research interests focus on agility and dynamic movement as they relate to injury prevention and cognitive function.
Madhura Phansikar | CV
Madhura Phansikar received her B.A. in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College Mumbai, India in 2015 and her M.A. in Applied Psychology from the University of Mumbai in 2017. Madhura is currently in her 2nd year as a doctoral student in the Kinesiology & Community Health Department. Her research interests focus on individualized physical activity interventions that promote self-regulatory behaviors.
Adam Taggart | CV
Adam received his B.A. in International Business & Japanese from the University of Central Lancashire, UK, in 2010 and his M.S. in Management from Brunel University, West London in 2015. During this time, Adam worked as a full-time martial arts coach, fitness instructor and movement coach which allowed him to switch studies to kinesiology. Adam is currently in his 1st year as a doctoral student in the Kinesiology & Community Healthy Department. His research interests focus on improving cognition and academic performance using martial arts and complex movement interventions.