College of Health and Human Performance

Celebrating Women in HHP

Throughout Women's History Month in March 2021, we highlighted profiles featuring inspiring women leading the way and helping advance the way we live, work and play.  These profiles are brought to you in partnership with the HHP Graduate Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) and Dean's IDEA Council.

Chynna Clayton

UF Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management alumna Chynna Clayton is director of travel and event operations for Michelle Obama at the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama.

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Nefertiti A. Walker, Ph.D.

Nefertiti A. Walker is the vice chancellor for the Office of Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance in the Department of Sport Management in 2011.

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Kiki Kaplanidou, Ph.D.

Kiki Kaplanidou, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Sport Management and assistant dean for Faculty Affairs.

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Leisha McKinley-Beach, BSHSE ’95

Leisha McKinley-Beach, BSHSE ’95, is a self-employed public health consultant who focuses on HIV/AIDS.

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Chueh-Lung “Laura” Hwang, Ph.D.

Chueh-Lung "Laura" Hwang, Ph.D. completed her Ph.D. at HHP in the Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology.

Read the Q&A with Chueh-Lung "Laura" Hwang, Ph.D. >

Abigail Schmitt, Ph.D.

Abigail Schmitt, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions. She earned her Ph.D. at the College of Health & Human Performance in 2020.

Read the Q&A with Abigail Schmitt, Ph.D. >

Interested in getting involved with the HHP Graduate IDEA Committee? Email Rachel Ho, Ph.D. candidate, Laboratory of Rehabilitation Neuroscience. 

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