Dr. Katya Herman

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External Research Associate University of Regina Key Interests: Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and obesity; epidemiology and population health; cardiometabolic outcomes; health-related quality of life.

Dr. Katya Herman is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies, University of Regina. Her research interests are in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and obesity epidemiology. Her research has covered the lifespan from children to adults to older adults, examining the inter-relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and obesity, as well as associations with both cardiometabolic and health-related quality of life outcomes. Her current interests involve seasonal variations in physical activity and sedentary behaviour in relation to cardiometabolic health, correlates and trends in sedentary behaviour, and workplace sitting time solutions.

Dr. Herman’s academic background includes a BSc in Biochemistry (McMaster), MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology (Saskatchewan), PhD in Kinesiology and Health Studies (Physical Activity Epidemiology) (Queen’s), and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Epidemiology and in Kinesiology (McGill). She is a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, and the Canadian Obesity Network and presents her work regularly at national and international conferences as well as publishing in well-ranked peer-reviewed academic journals.