Disa L. Hatfield, Ph.D., M.A., is currently an assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island in the Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Hatfield earned her first Master’s degree in psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara and her second in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut and her Ph.D. from the University if Connecticut. Dr. Hatfield’s research interests include the hormonal responses to resistance exercise, particularly the responses of Insulin-Like Growth Factor I and Growth Hormone. Dr. Hatfield also has research experience investigating the role of supplementation and resistance exercise, children and exercise, and the weight-loss and health benefits of differing diets in combination with resistance training. She is also a 3-time National Champion Powerlifter and former American Bench Press record holder. She is an active participant of the ACSM and NSCA.
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