April Bowling

Academic Title

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Public Health

  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Behavioral Health
  • Nutrition, Exercise and Childhood Obesity

My current research is focused on nutrition and exercise interventions that elicit sustained changes in behavioral health among children with neurodevelopmental and affective disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Sc.D. Nutrition and Obesity Epidemiology Harvard University
  • M.A. Environmental Policy and Planning Tufts University
  • B.A. Environmental and Earth Sciences</sp

  • Effects of Exercise on Children’s Mental and Physical Health
  • Family- and School-Based Child Health Interventions
  • Pediatric Psychiatric and Obesity Epidemiology


Ash, T., Bowling, A., Davison, K. and Garcia, J. (2017). “Physical Activity Interventions for Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities: A Systematic Review.” Journal of Developmental and Beha

  • Award for Outstanding Research in Child and Family Health, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Family and Child Health SIG, 2016
  • Derek Bok Center Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University, 2014
  • Simon J. a