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About Dr. Melanie Poudevigne, FACSM, CC-AASP
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Coaching & Performance and a Master of Science in Sports Training, Performance, and Administration of Sports from Paris University, France. She completed a first year of doctorate in Human Performance, Adaptations and Sports with an emphasis in Environmental Exercise Physiology from Marseille University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psycho-biology & Exercise from the University of Georgia.
Her scientific research has focused on the promotion and management of health using her knowledge, skills and abilities acquired for the past 20 years in physiology and psychology, especially as it relates to the effects of physical activity on mental health, fatigue, and pain in patients with chronic diseases. Melanie has conducted and published research related to the effects of exercise on feelings of fatigue in cancer survivors, psychological outcomes associated with exercise during and after pregnancy, and the effects of different exercise interventions in school settings to fight childhood obesity. Melanie has published over a dozen scientific papers and published two DVDs for smoking cessation and exercise during pregnancy.
Her professional work experience includes teaching in the undergraduate bachelor of science in health & fitness management to students from lower SES, serving the American College of Sports Medicine as a Fellow consulting for the Accreditation body to exercise science programs in the USA and as a consultant for their workshops, teaching about health fitness specialty around the world, and working as a consultant for the American Association of Sport Psychologists. She received her training in New York City, NY under the mentorship of Dr. Ingalls. Melanie also has worked as the Institutional Review Board Chair and Advisor and implemented its first committee at CSU in order to allow faculty to do research in the community dealing with special populations. She is currently partnering with the Jamaican Ministry of Health in conjunction with The University of West Indies Biochemistry Program to examine the relationship between psychological and physiological markers in the athletic Jamaican youth.
While directing the health & fitness management program, Melanie is focusing on also teaching all aspects of health management by incorporating her knowledge in conducting study abroad programs looking at global health. She has developed a strong interest in leveraging her scientific research background to help inform policy and administrative processes . During her time abroad, she has helped evaluate foreign countries' health institutes in Brazil, Ireland, Jamaica, and France on strategic plan and grant initiatives. She is currently the author and recipient of multiple public health grants. She also consults from her private practice in Grant Park in Exercise, Health and Sports Psychology.
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