Teresa A. Sharp, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Community Health (MPH) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) campus of the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), with a Secondary Appointment in Community and Behavioral Health at CSPH. Dr. Sharp received her Bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Physical Education, her Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Health Promotion and Exercise Science, and her PhD from the University of Colorado Denver in Health and Behavioral Sciences. She completed post-doctoral training through an NIH T32 Nutrition Training Grant in the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado-Denver. She received a Thrasher Research Foundation New Investigator Award, an American Heart Association Fellowship Award, and a Children’s Hospital Research Scholar Award for her work on the impacts of exercise and post-prandial lipemia on CVD risk factors and endothelial function in pre- and early-pubertal lean and obese children. Prior to her appointment at UNC, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Since her appointment at UNC/CSPH, Dr. Sharp has expanded her research to include Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) focused on the impacts of social determinants, environment, and behavior on the early development of obesity and chronic disease risk factors, particularly in American Indian communities. In addition to her teaching and research activities, she serves on several CSPH committees (MPH Admissions, Practice-Based Learning, Scholarship and Awards), and the North Colorado Health Alliance Community Health Campaign. Dr. Sharp has been an active member of ACSM since 1992 and has presented at national conferences and taught body composition and metabolism sections for ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Workshop in Denver.