Helaine Alessio

Helaine AlessioChair and Professor

106B 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. Alessio, H.M., Malay, N.J., Maurer, K., Bailer, A.J., and Rubin, B. Examining the effect of proctoring on online test scores. Journal of Online Learning, In Press.

2. Hutchinson Marron, K., Malott, L., Alessio, H.M., Bunger, 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.

3.  Hutchinson, K.M., Marchiondo, K., Stephenson, S., Wagner, S., Cramer, I., Wharton, T., Hughes, M., Sproat, B., and Alessio, H.M. 2015. (epub ahead of print 2014) College Students’ personal listening device usage and knowledge. International Journal of Audiology. 54,6:384-390.

4. Hutchinson, K.M., Sproat, B., Ross, D., Wagner, S., and Alessio, H.M. 2014. Music listening behavior, health, hearing and otoacoustic emission levels. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11: 7592-7607.

5. Alessio, H.M., Ansinelli, H., Threadgill, C., and Hagerman, A.E. 2014. Comparison of gene and protein expressions in rats residing in standard cages with those having access an exercise wheel. Biomedical Research International. Article ID 950516: 1-9.

6. Alessio, H.M. and Hutchinson-Marron, K.M. 2014. Fitness and Better Hearing, Part 2. Hearing Review.com, 18-24.

7. Alessio, H.M. and Hutchinson-Marron, K.M. 2014. Fitness and Better Hearing, Part 1. Hearing Review.com, 30-36.

8. Alessio, H.M., Rogers, J.L., Radina, M., and Wasburn-Moses. 2014. Role of Ecological Literacy in a College of Education: Acknowledging the Intersection of Person and Place in Pursuit of Health and Well-being. Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 3: 67-83.

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.