Vanessa Yingling,
Senior Contributor

Dr. Vanessa Yingling is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Allied Studies at California State University, East Bay. She received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. Her undergraduate degree was in Bioengineering from the University of California-San Diego and her master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Osteoporosis is a "pediatric disease with geriatric consequences" therefore Dr. Yingling’s long-term research goal is to investigate how to "grow a strong skeleton". Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIA and NIAMS). Dr. Yingling is committed to community outreach and translating her research into programs or information to benefit the public.