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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

 

Dr. Kimberly I. Tumlin is an assistant professor in the College of Public Health. Valuing community-engaged and mixed-methods approaches, her research unravels complexities of health outcomes associated with human-animal interactions. Using evidence-based assessments in conjunction with One Health models, Dr. Tumlin applies concepts of cross-systems decision support and outcome monitoring in human-animal intervention science.

 

Serving as research director for the Equestrian Athlete Initiative (EqA) in the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute, Dr. Tumlin combines her lifelong equestrianism and ability to partner multidisciplinary teams to evaluate three research foci: equestrian athlete longevity, cardiorespiratory health and function, and impact loading and positioning during equestrian activities. The Equestrian Athlete registry for all youth (12+) and adult equestrian athletes was developed to document performance, injury rates, and perceptions in sport and recreational activities. This research comprehensively fills a need in the Commonwealth and Nationally as a leader for quantifying the equestrian as an athlete.

 

Courses

  • CPH 616: One Health Perspectives
  • 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
  • Population Health Outcomes
  • Equestrian Athletic Performance