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Jennifer L. Huberty, PhD

Jennifer Huberty, PhD joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and is Director of Research Programs for Star Legacy Foundation.

Jennifer Huberty, PhD, is Professor of Physical Activity in Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research interests include physical activity adherence and lifestyle behavior change in women and children. Since the stillbirth of her daughter Raine in 2011 she is also now interested in stillbirth research. She was recently funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to determine which recess environment most encourages kids to choose physical activity.
Dr. Huberty was awarded the Varner Professorship for outstanding community research and service in 2007. Dr. Huberty also teaches graduate courses in physical activity measurement, weight management, worksite wellness, and women’s health. She is co-author of the book Designing Effective Physical Activity Interventions.
Dr. Huberty is also the Founder and President of Fit Minded (  Fit Minded is a women’s book club that promotes physical activity and wellness – not an exercise group. Not a weight loss program. It’s essentially a book club in which members read and discuss books about health and quality of life. Fit Minded is a program that empowers women to take charge of their health by learning about themselves and and cultivating self-worth.
Dr. Huberty has been featured in Prevention Magazine. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband, Rodger who is an accountant, and they are parents to 3 year old son Greyson, and a stillborn daughter Raine (January 2011) and their son, Nolan was born in June of 2012.
Dr. Huberty and her husband Rodger held “Zest for Life” ( a fund raising event fashioned after the television show “Chopped” in January to honor the first birthday of their daughter, Raine.  This event netted over $18,000 which has been designated to the Star Legacy Foundation’s research programs.  They intend to continue the event on an annual basis – perhaps in various cities around the country.

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