Staff

The Lifetime Fitness Program is currently managed by Directors Dr. Jack Senefeld and Dr. Emerson Sebastião, and graduate coordinators in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, as well as a dedicated team of undergraduate exercise leaders.

CO-DIRECTOR

Jack Senefeld, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences

Email: senefeld@illinois.edu
Senefeld CV (Download)

Professor Senefeld’s research focuses on the advancement and understanding of non-pharmacological interventions (such as exercise) to mitigate the detrimental effects of human aging and metabolic diseases. Specifically, Dr. Senefeld is interested in how skeletal muscle fatigue negatively influences exercise responses in older adults and people with diabetes, as well as how exercise training might improve these impaired responses.

CO-DIRECTOR

Emerson Sebastião, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences

Email: esebast2@illinois.edu
Sebastião_CV

Professor Sebastião’s research focuses on topics investigating factors influencing exercise participation, health consequences of exercise, and the effects of exercise interventions to improve both physical and cognitive function, and quality of life, with a particular interest in older adults and people with multiple sclerosis.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Ashley Morgan, B.S.
Doctoral Candidate

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences
Human Integrative Physiology Research Laboratory
Email: ashley15@illinois.edu

Ashley’s research interests involve advancing the understanding of non-pharmacological interventions (primarily innovative exercise strategies) to optimize human health and performance across both the lifespan and ‘healthspan’ including people with chronic kidney disease, older adults, and elite athletes.

FALL SEMESTER – UNDERGRADUATE STAFF

Solomiya Hammond

Kit Murphy

Caroline McDevitt

Maia Shelegeda