Office: Life Sciences Building 186
Hawley Almstedt is Associate 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.
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)
Industry Expertise (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.
Does Dining Hall Food Cause Weight Gain?
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...
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
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.
Many cancer treatments have a negative effect on bone health and can lead to osteoporosis.
The nature of bone to adapt to mechanical loading is well accepted.
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.
Elastic bands added to traditional free-weight techniques have become a part of suggested training routines in recent years.
When conducting research in the area of bone health, accurate measurement of calcium intake is crucial.
Evidence suggests bone mineral increases attributable to exercise training prior to puberty may confer a significant advantage into adulthood.
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.
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.