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Hawley Almstedt - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Hawley Almstedt Hawley Almstedt

Professor of Health and Human Sciences | Loyola Marymount University


Seaver College of Science and Engineering





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Phone: 310.338.1925
Email: Hawley.Almstedt@lmu.edu
Office: Life Sciences Building 186

Hawley Almstedt is a Professor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences of the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. Her work focuses on development of peak bone mass and the prevention of osteoporosis. In between her work and maintaining her own active lifestyle, Almstedt also helps run LMU’s Human Performance Laboratory, which offers to the LMU community a range of exercise, fitness and nutritional analysis services.

Education (4)

Oregon State University: Ph.D., Exercise Physiology 2005

San Jose State University: M.A., Kinesiology 2001

San Jose State University: B.A., Nutritional Science 1999

Iowa State University: R.D.N., Dietetic Internship 2011

Areas of Expertise (8)

Bone Health Nutrition Exercise Physiology Bone Mass Exercise Interventions Global Nutrition Nutrition & Wellness Nutrition Service Learning

Industry Expertise (3)

Health and Wellness Education/Learning Sport - Professional

Affiliations (3)

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Society for Radiologic Technologists
  • United States Gymnastics Association

Media Appearances (2)

A Conversation With Hawley Almstedt

The Magazine of Loyola Marymount University  online


Hawley Almstedt is associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences of the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering.

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Does Dining Hall Food Cause Weight Gain?

Videojug  online


Hawley Almstedt (Professor, Loyola Marymount University) gives expert video advice on: Does dining hall food cause weight gain?; How can I make smart food choices in the dining hall?; How can I control my portion size in the dining hall? and more...

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Event Appearances (4)

Nutrition for Bone Health in the Female Athlete: Lessons learned from recent findings

California Dietetic Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition  California


Eating on the Run: Getting to the Finish Line

Learn at Lunch Program provided through the LMU Department of Fitness and Wellness  Los Angeles


Sports Nutrition for the Runner

Presented to the LMU Division 1 Cross-Country and Track teams  Los Angeles


Going Long

Sports Nutrition presentation to the Los Angeles Triathlete Club in collaboration with Evolution Physical Therapy Clinic  Los Angeles


Research Grants (1)

Alcohol and Bone Health: Skeletal effects of heavy episodic drinking in college

National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism—one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)—recently awarded a Loyola Marymount University research project $374,000 to investigate a possible link between decreased bone health and heavy, intermittent alcohol use in college-age adults.

The study represents a unique collaboration between faculty at the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering and Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, with Health and Human Sciences Associate Professor Hawley Almstedt, Ph.D., R.D.N. and Psychology Professor Joseph LaBrie, Ph.D., jointly serving as primary investigators on the grant.

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Articles (8)

Mind the gaps: missed opportunities to promote bone health among cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer


Many cancer treatments have a negative effect on bone health and can lead to osteoporosis.

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Impact exercise for optimal bone health in growing children Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease


The nature of bone to adapt to mechanical loading is well accepted.

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Changes in bone mineral density in response to 24 weeks of resistance training in college-age men and women Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research


Osteoporosis is a chronic disease of major public health concern. Characterized by low bone mass and increasing risk for fracture, osteoporosis occurs to a greater extent in women.

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Elastic band prediction equations for combined free-weight and elastic band bench presses and squats. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research


Elastic bands added to traditional free-weight techniques have become a part of suggested training routines in recent years.

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Validity of a dietary calcium questionnaire modified to include supplements for active college students Journal of Sport Science and Medicine


When conducting research in the area of bone health, accurate measurement of calcium intake is crucial.

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Jump starting skeletal health: A 4-year longitudinal study assessing the effects of jumping on skeletal development in pre and circum pubertal children Bone


Evidence suggests bone mineral increases attributable to exercise training prior to puberty may confer a significant advantage into adulthood.

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Impact exercise increases BMC during growth: An 8-year longitudinal study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research


Our aim was to assess BMC of the hip over 8 yr in prepubertal children who participated in a 7-mo jumping intervention compared with controls who participated in a stretching program of equal duration.

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Oral contraceptive use in young women is associated with lower bone mineral density than that of controls Osteoporosis International


Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease affecting 44 million Americans. A primary strategy to prevent osteoporosis is to develop a high peak bone mass in youth.

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