(Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology) received his PhD in exercise psychology from Penn State University. He joined the UM Department of Kinesiology where he is now Professor and Chair. He has published >60 manuscripts and is currently funded by NIH and DOD. His research focuses on the neuro-psychophysiological benefits of exercise training for older persons with cognitive impairment, and also the impact of genetic variants on these adaptations. Trainees could participate in data collection and use existing data to analyze relationships between genes and cognitive function. Dr. Hatfield has mentored numerous masters and doctoral students over his career and has mentored 10 UM STARs.
Dr. Hatfield's Recent Publications