Steriani Elavsky

 Steriani Elavsky

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Contact Information

268B Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


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Ph.D., 2006, Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Physical activity, psychological function, women’s health, and aging; biopsychosocial mechanisms of physical activity effects on health and quality of life; biopsychosocial determinants of physical activity behavior across the lifespan; menopause.


  • Psychology of physical activity
  • Physical activity and aging
  • Physical activity and women's health

Selected Publications

Elavsky, S., Gonzales, J.U., Proctor, D.N., Williams, N.I., & Henderson, V.W. (in press). Effects of physical activity on vasomotor symptoms: Examination using objective and subjective measures. Menopause.

Elavsky , S., Doerksen, S.E., & Conroy, D.E. (in press). Identifying Priorities among Goals and Plans: A Critical Psychometric Reexamination of the Exercise Goal-Setting and Planning/Scheduling Scales. Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology.

Elavsky, S., Molenaar, P., Gold, C.H., Williams, N.I., Aronson, K.R. (2012). Daily physical activity and menopausal hot flashes: Applying a novel within-person approach to demonstrate individual differences. Maturitas, 71(3):287-93.

Elavsky, S. (2010). Longitudinal examination of the Exercise and Self-Esteem Model in middle-aged women. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 32(6), 862-880.

Elavsky, S., & McAuley, E. (2007). Physical activity and mental health outcomes during menopause: A Randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33(2), 132-142.

Curriculum Vitae

Steriani Elavsky vitae

Center Affiliations

  • Center for Healthy Aging

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior
  • Populations of Special Interest