Steve Jordan, 1998 Alumni
Steve Jordan graduated from the University of Maryland in 1998 with a degree in Kinesiology. At age 19, he suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling head first from a balcony. After a three-year period of cognitive rehab and brain surgeries, in which he overcame short-term memory loss, “tip...Read more
Anthony Pellegrino holds a model of a human spine.
Anthony Pellegrino graduated from the University of Maryland School of Public Health in 2011 with a degree in Kinesiology. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA, during which time he helped to build one of the largest chiropractic practices in the southeast...Read more
Sara Olsen
Sara Olsen received her MPH in Physical Activty at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She is currently a behavioral and community health PhD student (UMD SPH) and a full-time Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Officer in the Navy and is a volunteer and board member of the...Read more
Rian Landers-Ramos
Rian Landers-Ramos is a PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology and an NIH Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland. After graduating in December 2015, she will begin work as a post-doctoral fellow at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. In one sentence, what is...Read more
During the Spring 2015 semester, Jessica interned at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital within the Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy unit. What was a typical day/work week like at your internship? My typical day at work consisted of me doing a routine check of the hydrocollators and...Read more
Kinesiology undergrad student Brooks Leitner has always been fascinated by human capacity and performance. He first learned about the field of kinesiology as a high school student attending University of Maryland's Young Scholars Program. “I thought it was amazing,” said Leitner, who now studies...Read more
Lindsay Wohlers
Going into her fifth Ironman World Championship in October of 2012, Lindsay Wohlers, M.S. ’09, Ph.D. ’12 , knew exactly what she’d be up against: a “boxing match” in the Pacific Ocean of swimmers punching, kicking and hitting; hours of cycling that would send shooting pains through her hip and back...Read more
Eric Anson
As a physical therapist, Eric saw many elderly patients who were injured in a fall. The accidents could usually be traced to an underlying balance issue, which made Eric curious: What could be done to fix these foundational problems? Eric came to the School of Public Health in 2008. Through...Read more
Amber Wiest, MA in Kinesiology
Amber is graduating with her master's degree in kinesiology in Fall 2013 at the UMD School of Public Health. She serves as a coach for Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization designed to teach girls in grades 3-5 key mental and physical health concepts. Amber is passionate about health as a...Read more