Kelly Naugle, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Naugle joined the faculty at IUPUI in 2014 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship with the Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence at the University of Florida from 2011 to 2014. She received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Florida (UF) in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Biobehavioral Science. After obtaining her Ph.D., she accepted a one-year research scientist position at the Institute on Aging at UF. Naugle also has a Master’s degree in Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science from Ball State University, and a master’s and bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis.
Naugle is currently the director of the Pain and Physical Activity Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology. Her research interests include understanding the impact of physical activity behavior and exercise as a therapeutic and preventative strategy for pain related conditions. The lab also uses quantitative sensory testing to understand central and peripheral mechanisms of behavioral interventions for pain, as well as the transition from acute to chronic pain. Naugle has published in the following journals: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Pain, Journal of Pain, Pain Medicine, Behavioral Brain Research, and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, with research and invited presentations at multiple national conferences. Her research is funded by the Department of Defense and the Indiana State Department of Health.