Melissa Pangelinan

Associate Professor


photo of Melissa Pangelinan

Office: 168 Kinesiology Building

Units: School of Kinesiology

Campus Mail: 301 Wire Road, Auburn, AL 36849

Email: mgp0020@auburn.edu

Phone: (334) 844-4483


Academic Areas

Exercise Science

Kinesiology


Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2012-2015, University of Toronto

Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, 2007-2012, University of Maryland

M.A. in Kinesiology, 2004-2007, University of Maryland

B.S. in Kinesiology, 1999-2004, University of Maryland

B.S. in Philosophy, 1999-2004, University of Maryland


Professional Experience

2021 - present

Associate Professor, Auburn University

2015 - 2021

Assistant Professor, Auburn University


Teaching Interests

  • Research methods
  • MATLAB programming
  • Neuroimaging techniques
  • Motor development
  • Neuromotor control


Research Interests

The Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab at Auburn University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Pangelinan, Ph.D., employs state-of-the-art brain and body imaging, as well as neurocognitive and movement assessments, to better understand how motor skills and physical activity participation affect brain and physical development. The goal of this research is to develop age-appropriate interventions that will promote motor competence and physical activity participation, which will impact the long-term development of brain and physical health.

We have several research studies and run outreach programs for typically-developing children/adolescents and those with developmental disabilities or neurological conditions.

KEYWORDS: Autism, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Adapted Physical Activity, Intervention

Links

  Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab - Dr. Melissa Pangelinan

  Publications

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