Faculty & Staff

Sarah Camhi, PhD, FAHA, FACSM

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences


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Areas of Expertise

Physical Activity, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Health


PhD, Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
MS, Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Queensland, Australia
BS, Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Camhi’s educational and research training as a clinical exercise physiologist and physical activity epidemiologist has given her a unique perspective examines the associations between lifestyle behaviors, obesity and cardiometabolic risk. More specifically, her research has examined the role of physical activity, sedentary behavior and/or diet in modifying cardiometabolic risk within obese individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Camhi’s current research explores barriers and challenges related to participation in exercise prescription programs from health care providers for urban populations.

Teaching Expertise

Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular Health and Physical Activity

  • EHS 160: Fitness and Wellness
  • EHS 300: Health Fitness Assessment
  • EHS 350: Obesity and Weight Management
  • EHS 420/620: Pediatric Exercise
  • EHS 421: Pediatric Exercise Externship
  • EHS 630: Advanced Health Fitness and Nutrition Assessment

Awards and Accomplishments

Teaching Assistant of the Year, University of Maryland
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, FACSM
Fellow of the American Heart Association, FAHA
Innovation in Community Engaged Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts, Boston 


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow:  Population Science, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Centers for Disease Control: Physical Activity and Public Health Researcher’s Course, Park City, UT
American Heart Association: 35th Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Tahoe City, CA


ACSM: Certified Exercise Physiologist