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Nancy Williams
Nancy I. Williams
Head of Department, Kinesiology
Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology
Summary Statement

Nancy I. Williams' research is centered on physiological and behavioral underpinnings of interactions between energy balance, reproductive function, bone health and exercise performance.

  • Kinesiology - KINES
  • Sc.D., 1992, Applied Physiology, Boston University
  • M.S., 1986, Exercise Physiology, The Ohio State University
  • B.S., 1984, Biology, Bucknell University
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Office Address
276 Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
  • Women’s health and exercise with an emphasis on the female athlete triad
  • Interactions between energy balance and menstrual cycle physiology in exercising women
  • Effects of food intake and exercise on gut peptides and metabolic signals
  • Effects of psychosocial stressors on reproductive function 
Grants and Research Projects

Exercise physiology, women’s health and exercise, effects of exercise and diet on the menstrual cycle, gastrointestinal peptides and food intake, neuroendocrinology, metabolism, skeletal physiology


Women's Health & Exercise Lab (WHEL)