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Brooke Starkoff

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Brooke Starkoff Associate Professor of Kinesiology brooke.starkoff@valpo.edu 219.464.5280 Office: ASB 320

Biography

Dr. Brooke Starkoff has been a professor in the Department of Kinesiology since 2018. Their courses include Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Biomechanics, and Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription.

Their research focuses on the impact of sedentary behavior and nutrition on the cardiovascular health of adolescents with obesity. Currently, they are examining the use of stand- up desks in elementary classrooms and the effects on cardiorespiratory endurance. This project has been carried out by students for their senior research projects. Additionally, Dr. Starkoff is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is particularly interested in examining the impact of plant-based diets on individuals living in low-income neighborhoods. Dr. Starkoff is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and currently lives in northwest Indiana with their wife and son.

Education

  • R.D.N., Purdue University
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • MS, Cleveland State University
  • BA, The College of Wooster

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Obesity
  • Childhood obesity
  • Arterial stiffness
  • Sedentary behavior

Publications: 

  • Lenz, E. K., Starkoff, B. E., Lieberman, L. J., & Too, D. (2021). The Validation of the Actigraph GT3X Step Counter in Youth Who Are Blind. Journal of Blindness and Innovation Research,11(1).
  • Starkoff, B. E., Lenz, E. K., Mattern, C. O., Too, D., & Byrne, H. K. (2020). Protein Supplementation Does Not Enhance Recovery from Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online23(1); 99-112.
  • Bates, L., Lenz, E., Lieberman, L. J., & Starkoff, B. (2020). Pulse Wave Velocity in Youth with and Without Visual Impairment. Palaestra34(1); 50 – 54.
  • Starkoff, B.E., Lenz, E., Lieberman, L. J., Foley, J., Too, D. (2017). Physical Activity Habits of Individuals with Visual Impairments. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 35(2), 130-142.
  • Starkoff, B.E., Lenz, E., Lieberman, L. J., Foley, J. (2016). Sedentary Behavior in Adults with Visual Impairments. Disability and Health Journal, 9(4), 609-615.
  • Colgan, J. C., Bopp, M. J., Starkoff, B.E., Lieberman, L. J. (2016). Fitness Wearables and Youth with Visual Impairments: Implications for Practice and Application. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (online). 110(5), 335.
  • Lenz, E., Starkoff, B. E., Foley, J., Lieberman, L. J. (2015). Television time and the relationship to obesity in adults with visual impairments. Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research, 5(2).
  • Starkoff, B. E., Lenz, E. (2015). Break It Up: Improving Health by Breaking Up Continuous Bouts of Sedentary Behavior. ACSM Health & Fitness Journal, 19(2), 14-19.
  • Starkoff, B. E., Eneli, I. U., Bonny, A. E., Hoffman, R. P., & Devor, S. T. (2015). Endothelin-1 and exercise intensity in sedentary adolescents with obesity. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 3(1), 1-8.
  • Starkoff, B. E., Eneli, I. U., Bonny, A. E., Hoffman, R. P., & Devor, S. T. (2014). Estimated Aerobic Capacity Changes in Adolescents with Obesity Following High Intensity Interval Exercise. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 2(3), 1-8.
  • Starkoff, B. E., Petosa, R. L., Balk, E. K., Eneli, I. U., Bonny, A. E., Hoffman, R. P., & Devor, S. T. (2014). Sedentary and Physical Activity Habits of Obese Adolescents. American Journal of Health Education, 45(6), 335-341.