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Stacy Starks
Assistant Professor
School of Allied Health
SUGR 156C
318-342-3286
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Stacy L Starks, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Studies

Education

Ph D

2016, Educational Research
The University of Memphis

MS

2002, Exercise Science
The University of Memphis

BS

2000, Exercise Science
The University of Memphis

Biographical Sketch

Stacy Starks received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Exercise Science at the University of Memphis in 2000 and 2002. She completed her PhD at the University of Memphis in 2016. Her doctoral studies ignited her interest in various factors that affect student achievement. 

During her time at the University of Memphis, she was instrumental in developing the Employee Wellness program which was designed to help employees improve overall aspects of health.  She is passionate about teaching and creating life-long learners.

 

Research Interests

Stacy has research experience in Type II Diabetes and racial disparities, and the effects of supplements on lean mass accretion, indices of health, and human performance variables. Her current research interests include examining the effects of a soy-derived phosphatidylserine on neuroendocrine responses to exercise induced stress as well as its effects on lean mass accretion.

Research Grants

Church, T. (Principal), Starks, S. (Supporting), "Nutrition Education and Diet (NEAD) for School Children" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By Living Well Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $10,192. (January 2018 - May 2018).

Awards & Honors

2010 Outstanding Educational Research Graduate Student.

Courses Taught

HLST 2001HEALTHCARE ISSUES, 3 course(s)

HLST 2002HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, 5 course(s)

HLST 2007NUTRITION, 38 course(s)

HLST 3001HEALTHCARE ETHICS, 24 course(s)

HLST 3003HEALTH SCIENCE PRACTICUM I, 2 course(s)

HLST 3004RESEARCH DESIGN: HEALTHCARE, 3 course(s)

HLST 4001CULTURAL DIVERSITY: HEALTHCARE, 4 course(s)

HLST 4005PRINC LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE, 1 course(s)

HLST 4008MOTOR DEVELOPMENT, 2 course(s)