Robyn Fuchs, Ph.D., FACSM, FASBMR, grew up in Portland, Oregon. She completed her master of science and Ph.D. at Oregon State University where she taught undergraduate and graduate students and completed a seminal randomized controlled trial evaluating the response of the pediatric skeleton to high-impact exercise. Dr. Fuchs subsequently completed a clinical post-doctorate at the University of California Davis followed by a basic science post-doctorate at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Her research career has focused on understanding how physical activity affects the skeleton across the lifespan and how to devise novel exercise programs to guide clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Fuchs’ current work is focused on identifying exercises that improve bone sites prone to osteoporotic fracture during aging using athletes as a model and understanding how hormonal changes during aging impacts the risk for stress fracture in endurance athletes. Dr. Fuchs is recognized nationally and internationally for her research, has received funding from federal agencies, and has contributed to over 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
She has taught clinical physiology, pathology, and pharmacology to aspiring physical therapists and physician assistants for 15 years within the Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences creating educational resources, content, and mentoring opportunities to allow students to successfully learn complex concepts. She actively mentors’ students from high school to medical school and is excited to connect with new students to provide unique learning opportunities related to both teaching and research at Marian University.
Outside the classroom, Dr. Fuchs spends her free time training for marathons and running her kids around to sporting activities.
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