Kimberly Blackwell is a licensed, endorsed K-12, health & physical educator as well as a certified athletic trainer, licensed through the board of medicine and health care professions for the state of Virginia. Teaching interests include focuses in health and physical education pedagogy, prevention and care of athletic injuries, global health promotion and health disparities. Ms. Blackwell has directed health promotion service learning study abroad experiences that involve student engagement with community partners in developing countries. She also coordinates and directs volunteer opportunities as an employee of Sentara where students may explore the profession of athletic training on the high school level.
Research interests target primary and secondary prevention of diseases and other contributing health disparities in underserved, disadvantaged populations with emphasis on STI/STD’s, first aid/injury prevention, and nutrition. Other research areas include psychological effects of moderate to severe athletic injuries within college athletes.