April Bowling undertook her doctoral studies in public health nutrition and obesity epidemiology at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she also served as an award-winning teaching fellow for both undergraduate and graduate courses. She received her master’s from Tufts University and her bachelor’s from Johns Hopkins University.
Her research investigates the role of physical activity and nutrition in improving health among children with behavioral health challenges such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She was recently awarded the 2016 student award for outstanding research in child and family health from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Prior to her doctoral program, she was an endurance sports coach, training triathletes, cyclocross racers and distance runners. She also served as Executive Director of the TriROK Foundation, a non-profit with the mission of helping sedentary families become active.
- S.D., Nutrition, Physical Activity, Childhood Obesity and Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- M.A., Urban and Environmental Policy, Tufts University
- B.A., Environmental and Earth Sciences, Johns Hopkins University