Department of Preventive Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Dr. Völgyi obtained her M.Sc. with two majors, Physical Education and Health, in 2004 and a B.S. in Recretion in 2006 from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. As a PI she carried out a longitudinal study on biological maturation, body composition and psychological functions in Hungarian teenage girls between 2004 and 2007. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Educational and Sport Sciences from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary in 2008. Dr. Völgyi moved to Finland in 2006 and extended her research area in body composition and physical activity with a special focus on the effect of long-term leisure-time physical activity on bone, fat and muscle gain in girls. She completed her second Ph.D. in Health Sciences majoring in Sports Medicine in 2010 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. For herresearch, she received numerous national and international student and young investigator awards. Recently, Dr. Völgyihad finished a 2-year postdoctoral training where she was focusing on applying statistics to analyze longitudinal data and learning neuroimaging.She is currently an assistant professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and the principal investigator of the pilot study titled “Association of Percent Body Fat with Executive Function in 4 Year Olds”. Her research interests include but not limited to physical activity, body composition, child development, growth, neuroimaging, cognitive functioning, biometrics.
Effects of physical activity, diet and breastfeeding on body composition Methodological issues of body composition and physical activity measurements Maturation and growth during childhood and adolescence Data management, biometrics Cognitive development Magnetoencephalography