|Present||Associate Professor, Exercise Sciences, St. Catherine University ‐ Exercise Sciences Department|
Dr. Busanich’s research explores the social and cultural narratives around physical activity, eating and the body and translates her findings to promote healthy/positive eating and physical activity experiences, along with exercise adherence, for underrepresented populations. In exploring these ideas, Dr. Busanich draws upon social constructionist and critical feminist theoretical perspectives and narrative methodologies to further explore the ways in which gender and sociocultural positions impact health behaviors and the meaning-making process underlying these behaviors. In doing so, her work helps to bridge the gaps between the fields of exercise/sport psychology, cultural studies, public health, and health promotion.
|2018 - 2019||The Ripple Effect: A sociocultural exploration of narrative reproduction on the exercise experience and adherence across the lifespan|
|St. Catherine University GHR Innovative Scholarship Grant|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2016 - Present||Diversity Committee Member, Association for Applied Sport Psychology|
Honors and Awards
- • Research featured in Runner’s World online magazine in article titled, “Faster at a Cost” by Cindy Kuzma, April 16, 2018.
- The Reflective Woman
- Introduction to Exercise & Sport Science
- Introduction to Research Methods in Exercise Science
- Foundations of Sport Psychology
- Health Behavior Psychology
|2011||Ph.D., University of Iowa ‐ Ph.D., Sport and Exercise Psychology|
|2005||MS, University of Oregon ‐ Master of Science, Sports Medicine|
|2003||BS, University of Michigan ‐ Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training|