Brittany BozziniBrittany Bozzini, Ph.D., CSCS*D
Postdoctoral Fellow
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Natick, MA

I graduated with my PhD in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from Rutgers University in 2020. I am currently in my first year as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Military Performance Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. The research at USARIEM focuses on optimizing Warfighter health and performance during training and on the battlefield. During my time in the Rutgers KAP graduate program I gained hands-on research experience that included working with adolescent cancer survivors, tactical populations, and high school, collegiate, and elite athletes. This applied research setting prepared me for my new role as a Postdoctoral Fellow at USARIEM. I will be forever grateful for the experiences and mentorship I gained while in the KAP graduate program.

Bridget McFaddenBridget A. McFadden, PhD, CSCS*D
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Sports Science Lab
University of South Carolina

I graduated with my PhD in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from Rutgers University in 2019. I am currently starting my second year as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina’s Sport Science Laboratory. Our research focuses on performance optimization in athletes, military, first responders, and general populations. We are currently underway on research in association with the US Department of Defense examining gender integration within the United State Marine Corps.

My time in the Rutgers University KAP graduate program provided me practical, hands-on research experience working with youth, collegiate, and professional athletes. I am grateful for the opportunities that Rutgers University provided, and I have fond memories of working as the exercise scientist for RU’s women’s soccer program and seeing the team’s success in the NCAA final four tournament. The experiences that I have gained at Rutgers University has enabled me to transition into the post-doctoral role working within military populations.

Alan WalkerAlan Walker, Ph.D., CSCS*D
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Department of Exercise Science
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA

I graduated from KAP program with my PhD in 2019. I am now an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Lebanon Valley College and earned the 2020 LVC Educator of the Year award in my first year. During my graduate work in the KAP, I developed my research interest which focuses on the relationship between training stress and recovery and the implications they have on health and performance. The KAP program provided me with the knowledge, tools, and guidance to be able to successfully pursue my research interest which I am now continuing at LVC. Some of my best memories in the KAP program are the time spent working with my fellow grad students, the athletic teams, and attending conferences with our mentor.

DaveSanders1David J. Sanders, Ph.D., CSCS*D
Assistant Professor
Applied Health Sciences
Loyola University Chicago

I am an Assistant Professor at Loyola University of Chicago, where I teach exercise testing & prescription, and sports nutrition at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Outside of the classroom, I continue to share the knowledge I gained as a student at Rutgers related to my research in optimizing the health and performance of artistic-athlete's. As part of the KAP program I had the opportunity to pursue my personal research interest, and ultimately got to work with some of the best ballet dancers in the world.