Kathleen D Little (Kathy), PhD
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 Title: Associate Professor
Exercise Science
 Dept: Health and Human Performance
 Office: JH 149
 Phone: 216-687-4877
 Fax: 216-687-5410
 Email: K.D.LITTLE@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 149, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Exercise and bone density, exercise and pregnancy/post-partum, body composition assessment methods
 
Education:
Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Kent State University, 1992
M.A., Exercise Physiology, University of Georgia, 1980
B.S., Physical Education, Erskine College, 1978
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Little's research over the last 30 years has focused on exercise and bone density in women, including postmenopausal women, pregnant and breastfeeding women. She is also interested in bone loss in amenorrheic athletes associated with the Female Athlete Triad. She was selected as a member of the writing committee for the American College of Sports Medicine's Position Stand on Physical Activity and Bone Health, which was published in 2004. She has also conducted studies on the maternal and fetal benefits of exercise during pregnancy, as well as studies comparing body composition assessment methods in both adults and infants.
Dr. Little's hobbies include volunteering at the Cleveland City Kennel where she walks dogs, as well as swimming, hiking, kayaking, biking, and cross-country skiing.
 
Honors and Awards:
1. Dissertation Award, Kent State University, 1988

2. Research Award, Kent State University, 1987

3. University Fellow, Kent State University, 1986-1987

4. Teaching Fellow, Kent State University, 1984-1986

5. Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1978

6. Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, 1978
 
Research Grants:
1. Impact of dog restraint system on running gait while running with a canine -
   Implications for injury risk (Co-Investigator), Undergraduate Student Research
   Grant, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, $4500, 2019.

2. A comparison of energy expenditure in college students using a new generation active
   computer game vs. traditional physical activity (Co-Investigator), Undergraduate
   Student Research Grant, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, $8000, 2008.

3. Effect of hormone therapy on lactation-induced bone loss, Enhancing Full-Time
   Faculty Research Development Grant, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH,
   $9600, 2001-2003.

4. Effect of hormone therapy on lactation-induced bone loss, University Research Council
   Grant, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, $2,500, 1997-1999.

5. Effect of calcium supplementation on maternal bone mineral and calcium homeostasis,
   Academic Support Grant, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, $48,535, 1994-1995.

6. Effect of exercise mode on bone mineral mass in early postmenopausal women
   (Co-Investigator), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, $15,000, 1987-1990.

7. Effect of exercise mode on bone mineral mass in early postmenopausal women
   (Co-Investigator), American Federation for Aging Research, Ohio Affiliate, Columbus,
   OH, $7,380, 1987-1989.