Weston Kensinger, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Health Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Professor-in-Charge, , Health Education Graduate Program
Health Education Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6515
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W319
Mailing Address:
W319 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Kensinger is a Lecturer of Health Education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Kensinger earned his Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance at Oklahoma State University in 2010, his M.Ed. in Health Education at Penn State Harrisburg in 2006, and his B.S. in Allied Health Science at Bridgewater College in 2004. Before coming to Penn State, Dr. Kensinger was an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Wellness at Oswego State University in New York. Dr. Kensinger has authored several peer-reviewed publications and presented his research throughout the country. His current research and community outreach is primarily focused on motivations of high risk health behaviors, specifically within the opioid epidemic.

 

 

Research Interests
Community engagement to prevent opioid abuse
Motivations of high risk health behaviors in college students
Drug and alcohol use/abuse
Implementation of wellness programs
Therapeutic recreation activities in an elderly population