Dr. Chard is an associate professor in the department of Health and Exercise Science, as well as with the Department of Community and Behavioral Health with the Colorado School of Public Health. Her research focuses on physical activity, self-esteem and body image in adolescent girls, as well as tailoring programming using Community-based Participatory Research. Dr. Chard has a strong interest in examining the ways that racism, structural bias and social inequities further the health disparities that continue to persist. She also has a strong commitment to exploring the ways that whiteness and white supremacy show up in public health. Dr. Chard teaches courses including Applied Behavior Change Theory, Physical Activity in Public Health,Health Promotion Programming, and Foundations of Anti-Oppressive Public Health Practice. She also co-founded and runs a non-profit organization for middle school students called Smart Fit Girls.

Originally from Denver, she has many years of experience in health behavior change and wellness coaching. She deeply values her close community of family and friends, as well as moving her body in ways that feel good. She loves spending time with her partner and three kiddos, Lucy, Jack and Jordan.




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