Kelli Koltyn, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology; Exercise Psychology
2000 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706-1121
|John F. Kennedy College||BS||1974||Physical Education|
|Texas Woman’s University||MA||1980||Exercise Physiology|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI||PHD||1990||Kinesiology (Exercise Psychology)|
I am a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have a broad background in kinesiology majoring in exercise physiology for my Master’s degree and exercise psychology for my Ph.D. degree. My research program focuses on the psychobiological effects of exercise with a primary emphasis on health promotion. I have extensive experience conducting studies involving exercise with healthy adults (e.g., young, old, pregnant women), as well as with clinical samples including adults with substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain conditions (e.g., fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain, diabetic neuropathy). A primary focus of my research has been to understand the relationship between physical activity and pain, specifically examining the pain-relieving effects of physical activity. I also have an interest in community-based research, and we are examining whether an intervention designed to reduce sedentary behavior (i.e., too much sitting) is effective in reducing prolonged sitting and improving physical function & quality of life in older adults across the state of Wisconsin.