Layton Reesor-Oyer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Education & Behavior

  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology-Obesity Studies Concentration, University of Houston (2020)
  • B.S. in Psychology, Exercise Sports Science, East Carolina University (2012)

Contact Info:

FLG 69
P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210
(352) 294-2712 | 

Reesor-Oyer CV




Dr. Reesor-Oyer is recruiting a new doctoral student for fall 2024.


Layton Reesor-Oyer, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior. She completed her PhD in Kinesiology (Obesity Studies concentration) at the University of Houston and her postdoctoral training in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Reesor-Oyer’s research centers on health disparities and 24-hour movement behaviors among children and families with low-income. Currently, she is focused on improving children’s health behaviors by targeting out-of-school time (e.g. summer vacation), and understanding the influence of parenting practices on children’s health behaviors and weight trajectories. Her work has included both quantitative and qualitative methodology and leveraged both primary data acquisition and publicly available secondary datasets (e.g. NHANES, NHIS).

Dr. Reesor-Oyer is a member of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) and the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). Her research has received accolades at national and international conferences. Her NIH F-32 funded research study titled, “Attending Summer Day Camp Promotes Parental Rules/Routines for Obesogenic Behaviors among Elementary Aged Children: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial” was selected as the Children & Families Special Interest Group: Best Oral Presentation at the 2022 ISBNPA Annual Meeting.

Research Interests

  • 24-hour movement behaviors
  • The role structure on children’s health behaviors
  • Parent health-promoting rules and routines
  • Food and nutrition security

Publications available here.