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Jennifer L. Huberty, PhD

Jennifer Huberty, PhD joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and Chairs the Research Committee for Star Legacy Foundation.

Dr. Huberty, is an Associate professor at Arizona State University in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Exercise and Wellness program. Her research interests include physical activity adherence and lifestyle behavior change in women and children. Of late she has implemented interventions using the Internet and text-messages to help improve mental and physical health in women.  More specifically she is interested in the effects of online yoga to improve mental and physical health in pregnant women and women after stillbirth. Dr. Huberty is co-author of the book entitled, Designing Effective Physical Activity Interventions and is an Associate Editor for the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Translational Behavioral Medicine journal. Dr. Huberty is the founder and director of Fit Minded, an innovative physical activity adherence program for adult women ( She has been funded over $2 million in grants from entities including Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF Foundation for her work with childhood obesity. She has published over 70 manuscripts related to physical activity promotion. Dr. Huberty was awarded the Varner Professorship for outstanding community research and service in 2007 and 2010 during her appointment at University of Nebraska Omaha and is a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Huberty and her husband Rodger live in Phoenix and are parents to Greyson (5), Nolan (3) and a stillborn daughter Raine (January 2011).   She is a dedicated yoga practitioner.

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.  Another “Zest For Life” event is planned for January of 2017 in Phoenix in honor of Raine’s 6th birthday.

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