Monica J. Hubal, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology. She is dual-trained in exercise physiology and genetic medicine, making her a key inter-disciplinary expert in molecular exercise science and cardiometabolic research. Prior to beginning her appointment as faculty at the School of Health & Human Sciences, Hubal was an assistant professor at George Washington University from 2009 to 2017. Before that appointment, she was a Kirschstein post-doctoral fellow in the Research Center for Genetic Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Hubal has been the recipient of several awards, most recently the M.S.SE Most Valuable Contributor Award in 2018, and the ACSM Clarkson Lectureship in 2015. Hubal graduated from Richard Stockton University with a B.S. with honors in Biology in 1995 and received her M.S. in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in 1999. She earned her doctorate in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2006.
Hubal focuses on elucidating what factors make some people more prone to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiometabolic disease and identifying ideal intervention strategies to regain health.