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Kimberly Tumlin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department:
Location:
111 Washington Ave.
CPH 204B
Lexington, KY 40536
Contact: | 859.218.2017

Education

 

PhD, Animal Science
University of Kentucky

 

MPH, Environmental & Occupational Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

MS, Food Science and Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

BS, Animal Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

Kimberly Tumlin, PhD is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health with a joint appointment in Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences. Dr. Tumlin joined the College to advance One Health and Human-Animal Interaction research in Appalachian and other underserved populations. She examines the connections between human, animal, and environmental health, specifically in equine-assisted and outdoor adventure interventions. Her research focuses on defining aspects of positive exposures during interventions that elicit responses associated with longitudinal health outcomes. Additionally, she serves as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team optimizing jockey safety and performance in the Jockey & Equestrian Initiative as part of the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute.

 

 

Courses

 

  • Horses & Humans: A One-Health Approach
  • VS597/CPH 595 Special Topics: Research on Equestrian Health
  • Guest Lecturer: CPH 561 Insects Affecting Human and Animal Health
Research Interests:
  • One Health
  • Animal-Assisted Interventions
  • Psychosocial and physiological assessment
  • Trauma-informed interventions