Speaker Details

Stephanie West

Appalachian State University

Stephanie West, a recreation management professor in Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences, focuses her paid and unpaid work on the impact of leisure-time physical activity on health disparities and the integration of community health and recreation systems to improve population health. She partners with practitioners from local schools, recreation, public health, and healthcare-based non-profits to build evidence supporting the effectiveness of policies and procedures to impact lives. She was the principal investigator for a CDC Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, is The Academy of Leisure Sciences’ current president, and has 20+ years on municipal recreation advisory boards.