Expertise

Dr. Hubal's main research interests are elucidating what factors make some people more prone to obesity, Type II diabetes, and cardiometabolic disease (especially earlier in life) and identifying ideal intervention strategies to regain health. With dual training backgrounds in exercise physiology and genetic medicine, much of her research involves integrating genetic and molecular data with physiological phenotype information. Dr. Hubal's laboratory utilizes a range of human longitudinal weight loss models from exercise cohorts to bariatric surgery patients, as well as large scale population cohorts to study the effects of genetic variation on cardiometabolic health risks. They also address health disparities in the development of cardiometabolic disease by examining racial differences across multiple organ systems associated with obesity.

Expertise: 

  • Chronic Disease
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Disparities
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition
Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Professorial Lecturer, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Past Affiliations

Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University (past)

Institute for Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of Genomics and Precision Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University (past)

Communities
Physical Education, Physical Education, Nutrition and Dietetic Services, Nutrition
Degrees
PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Exercise Science, 2006
MS, Texas A&M University, Kinesiology, 1999
BS, Stockton University, Biology, 1995