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Emily LaVoy

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Associate Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
3875 Holman St. Susanna Garrison Hall RM 104

Emily LaVoy, Ph.D., is a dedicated researcher exploring the intricate relationship between physical fitness, exercise, and the immune system. With a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Houston, Emily's academic journey has been shaped by her passion for understanding how lifestyle factors influence health outcomes.

Her research delves into the effects of physical fitness and exercise on immune dysregulation, particularly in conditions like cancer. Through meticulous studies, Emily aims to uncover mechanisms by which exercise can bolster immune function and alleviate the impact of stress on the body.

Her contributions to the field are evidenced by a prolific publication record, with recent articles in esteemed journals such as Exerc Immunol Rev, Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, and Cancer Immunology Research. These publications reflect her expertise in areas ranging from leukocyte energy metabolism to the mobilization of T-cells during exercise.

Emily's academic journey began with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biology from Northern Michigan University, laying the foundation for her interdisciplinary approach to research. With her dedication and expertise, Emily LaVoy continues to advance our understanding of how lifestyle interventions can positively impact health and well-being.

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