Olivia Affuso, PhD, FACSM

Affiliated Research Scientist

Dr. Olivia Affuso’s research focuses on the prevention of obesity and chronic disease through physical activity, and the design of obesity randomized controlled trials.  Her current research targets the examination of potential mechanisms of social environments on sustainable physical activity among Black women.  Dr. Affuso obtained her PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of Miami.