Welker Kristen 825x990Overview

Assistant Professor - Clinical

306B Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Office: 614-685-3403

kristen.welker@osumc.edu

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Media representation of health and fitness
  • Health Marketing

Research Focus

Currently, my research is focused on social media portrayals of fitness, and the implications of “fitness inspiration” presented online. 

Recent Publications

Welker, K., Krysiuk, A., Philpot, S., Nabors, L., Goffena, J., Bernard, A., & Vidourek, R. (2019). An evaluation of #fitspiration viewing and exercise behavior in college students. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 8(1).

Welker, K., Elkins, J., & Nabors, L. (2019). Ideas for using Fitbits to assess physical activity in children. Journal of Healthcare, 2(1), 14-15.

Recent Presentations

Welker, K., Krysiuk, A., Philpot, S., Nabors, L., Goffena, J., Bernard, A., & Vidourek, R. (2020, March). An Evaluation of Fitspiration Viewing and Exercise Behavior in College Students. Poster presentation at the 71st Annual Conference for the Society of Public Health Education, Atlanta, GA.

Welker, K., Visker, J. D., Larson, K., Cox, C., Baer, H., … Tiberi-Ramos, J. (2020, March). A trauma-informed stress management intervention for a medical unit of US Army Reservists. Poster presentation at the 71st Annual Conference for the Society of Public Health Education, Atlanta, GA.

Cox, C. & Welker, K. (2020, March). Introducing public health students to Missouri’s public health transformation initiative. IGNITE session at the 71st Annual Conference for the Society of Public Health Education, Atlanta, GA.

Courses Taught

  • HRS 3400
  • HRS 4950

Education

2018, PhD, University of Cincinnati, Health Promotion and Education

2015, MS, Miami University, Kinesiology and Health (Health Promotion)

2011, BS, Miami University, Marketing