Meghan Garvey

Adjunct Faculty Nursing
  • Biology

Education

  • BS Health Science - Quinnipiac University
  • MS Clinical Exercise Physiology - Northeastern University
  • PhD Exercise Science - University of Massachusetts Boston

About Me

Dr. Garvey has spent the last 20 years in the fitness and wellness industry as a coach, trainer, and subject matter expert. She has her PhD in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her MS in Clinical Exercise Science from Northeastern University. Her expertise and continued interests are in using devices, sensors, and assessments to measure human performance, readiness, and non-communicable disease prevention. She has a special niche in military tactical athletes and has advised on human performance and wellness contracts for the US Army, National Guard, and the Defense Innovation Unit of the Department of Defense.

Area of Expertise:

  • Human Performance
  • Fitness Tracking and Devices
  • Bone Mineral Density Research
  • Healthy Aging
  • Curriculum Development
  • Tactical Athlete Education and Research

What I Teach

  • Exercise Physiology Lab Bio 332-L
  • Exercise Assessment and Prescription EXSC 361-L
  • Senior Internship Bio 370

Publications/Presentations

  • Garvey, M., Gona, P.N. Trends in Disability-Adjusted-Life-Years associated with low bone mineral density in US individuals 15 years and older, 1990-2016: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease. Abstract poster presentation at the American Public Health Association National Conference, San Diego, November 10, 2018.
  • Garvey, M., Shi, L., Gona, P.N., Troped, P.J., Spartano, N., Samelson, E., Kiel, D.P, and Camhi, S.M. Association of Adipose Biomarkers with Volumetric Bone Measurements. Abstract presentation at the New England American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Providence RI, November 8&9, 2018.
  • Garvey, M., Gona, P.N. Trends is Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) associated with low bone mineral density in men and women 50 years and older in the US: Findings from the 1990-2016 Global Burden of Disease Study. Abstract poster presentation at the University of Massachusetts Boston Research Day, Boston May 10, 2018.
  • Garvey, M., Troped, P.J.., Camhi, S.M. Associations of Physical Activity Environment with Vitamin D in Overweight and Obese Biracial Women. Abstract poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston June 1, 2016.
  • Camhi, S.M., Garvey, M., Crouter, S., Troped, P.J., Associations between walk score and physical activity in overweight and obese women. Poster presentation at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston June 3, 2016.
  • Garvey, M., and Camhi, S.M. Age differences in the relationship of bone mineral density to lean body mass and fat mass. Abstract submitted to New England American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Providence RI, October 15-16, 2015.
  • Garvey, M., and Camhi, S.M. Race differences in the relationship of bone mineral density to lean body mass and fat mass. Poster presentation at New England American College of Sports Medicine, Providence RI, November 13-14, 2014.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)