Helaine Alessio

Helaine AlessioChair and Professor

204A Phillips Hall

PhD., University of Maryland, 1986
M.S., Ithaca College, 1983
B.S., Rutgers University, Douglass College, 1981

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Alessio’s research interests include investigating gene expressions and health-related phenotypes such as tumor growth, blood lipids, and oxidative stress, in animals comparing physically active and sedentary models. Her collaborative research with Dr. Ann Hagerman (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and the National Cancer Institute. She also collaborates with Drs. Kathleen Hutchinson and Susan Baker-Brehm on speech, hearing, and exercise research using human models.

Courses Taught

KNH 209 Medical Terminology

KNH 402 Personal and Ecological Health Capstone

KNH 468/568 Physiological and Biophysical Aspects of Human Activity

KNH 685 Exercise, Age, and Health

Recent Publications

  1. Claiborne, SA., Alessio, HM, Barth, E, Hughes, M, and Cox, RH. 2021. Heart rate variability in healthy college students at rest and after stress exposure. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18:10069.
  2. Alessio, HM, Bassett, D, Bopp, M., Parr, B, Patch, G, Rankin, J. Rohas-Rueda, D, Roti, M, Wojcik, J. 2021. Climate change, air pollution, and physical inactivity: Is active transportation part of the solution. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 53(6):1170-1178.
  3. Alessio, HM and Messinger, JD. 2021. Faculty and student perceptions of academic integrity in technology-assisted learning and testing. Frontiers in Education, 6: article 629220
  4. Alessio, HM, Reiman, T, Kemper, B, Von Carlowitz, W, Bailer, AJ, and Timmerman, KL. 2020. Metabolic and cardiovascular responses to a simulated commute on an e-bike. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 6, 2:1-6.
  5. Alessio, HM., Hutchinson Marron, K., Cramer, I., Stephenson, S., Marciondo, K., Wagner, S., Wharton, T., Hughes, M. Sproat, B., Bunger, A. 2020. Effects of health factors and personal listening behaviors on hearing acuity in college-aged students. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 129(8):755-766.
  6. Alessio, HM. and Maurer, K. 2018. The impact of video proctoring in online courses. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 29, 3/4: 183-192.
  7. Alessio, HM, Wong, EY. 2018. Academic integrity and ethical behavior in college students-Experiences from universities in China (Hong Kong SAR) and the U.S.: A message from the guest editors. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 29,3/4:1-8.
  8. Alessio, HM, Malay, NJ., Maurer, K, Bailer, AJ., and Rubin, B. 2018. Interaction of proctoring and student major on online test performance. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. 19:5.
  9. Alessio, HM, Malay, NJ, Maurer, K, Bailer, AJ, and Rubin, B. 2017. Examining the effect of proctoring on online test scores. Journal of Online Learning, 21 (1).
    Hutchinson Marron, K, Malott, L, Alessio, HM, Bunger, A and Szymczak, C. 2015. Gender factors that affect health and hearing acuity in personal listening device users and non-users. Journal of Women’s Health, Issues, and Care, 4, 4:1-7.
  10. Hutchinson, KM, Marchiondo, K, Stephenson, S, Wagner, S, Cramer, I, Wharton, T, Hughes, M, Sproat, B, and Alessio, HM. 2015. (epub ahead of print 2014) College Students’ personal listening device usage and knowledge. International Journal of Audiology. 54,6:384-390.

Most Recent Grant

Alessio, H.M. and Barth, E. 2016. Portable Technology to Measure Heart Rate Variability for Cardiovascular Health Assessment. Student Technology Fee Grant ($14,200). Awarded.

In the News

EHS Peddles Public Health through Grass Roots Community Activism - with Helaine Alessio

In this podcast episode, we explore new movements to improve public health . . . literally, as kinesiology and health students get involve in civic engagement to improve the bikeability of their local community.