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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: LSB 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


Exercise Physiology

Bone Mass

Exercise Interventions

Global Nutrition

Nutrition & Wellness

Nutrition Service Learning

Industry Expertise (3)

Health and Wellness


Sport - Professional

Affiliations (3)

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

Media Appearances (3)

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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Interview by NPR about Troubles with USA Gymnastics

NPR  online

Interview by NPR about Troubles with USA Gymnastics

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Interview by CNN about Troubles with USA Gymnastics

CNN  online

Interview by CNN about Troubles with USA Gymnastics

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Event Appearances (3)

Exercise to optimize skeletal health: A lifespan approach

Gerontological Society of America  New Orleans, LA


The impact of exercise and diet on bone mineral density during the growth period: Differences in men and women & the influence of energy availability.

Southwest American College of Sports Medicine  Newport Beach, CA


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

California Dietetic Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition  California


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 $379,500


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)

Heavy episodic drinking is associated with poorer bone health in adolescent and young adult women.

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs


Binge drinking during adolescence may lead to lower peak bone mass.

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Velocity at maximal oxygen uptake best predicts 3 km race time in collegiate distance runners.

Journal of Human Sport and Exercise


Running coaches should consider emphasizing vVO2max as a primary factor in training to improve 3 km race performance.

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Whole body vibration training attenuates bone loss in osteoporosis: A case report.

Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity


Whole body vibration may be a viable treatment option for osteoporosis.

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Combined aerobic and resistance training improves bone health of female cancer survivors.

Bone Reports


Exercise improves bone health in cancer survivors.

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Cardio-metabolic health among cancer survivors: A 13-week pilot study of a combined aerobic and resistance training program.

Oncology Nursing Forum


Exercise improves cardio-metabolic health in cancer survivors.

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Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) and bone mineral density: An exploratory study.

Journal of Sport Rehabilitation


IPC is a therapeutic modality which may improve bone health.

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Training-related improvements in musculoskeletal health and balance: A 13-week pilot study of female cancer survivors.

European Journal of Cancer Care


Exercise reduces risk for falls in cancer survivors.

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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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