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Curriculum Vitae

Department
  • Department of machine learning and data processing, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University

    Department of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Eduction, University of Ostrava

Employment - Position
  • Associate Professor
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2017 - Docent (Developmental Psychology), Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University

    2006 - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, emphasis in Exercise Psychology)

    2002 - Master of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, emphasis in Exercise Psychology)

    2000 - Magister of Arts, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
    (Czech language and literature, English as a second language)

Employment
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic

    2020-present - Associate Professor, Department of machine learning and data processing, Faculty of Informatics
    2017 - Habilitation in developmental psychology (docent), Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University
    2016-2019 - Associate Professor, Institute for Research on Children, Youth, and Family

    University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

    2017-present - Associate Professor, Department of Human Movement Studies

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

    2016-2018 - Adjunct faculty, Department of Kinesiology
    2013-2016 - Associate Professor of Kinesiology
    2012-2016 - Kinesiology Honors Adviser
    2006-2013 - Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

    2003-2006 - Research Assistant, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (NIA funded project studying neurovascular coupling in aging with optical methods)
    2004-2006 - Research Assistant, Department of Kinesiology (interventionist and coordinator of Physical Activity and Multiple Sclerosis (PhAIM-S) exercise trial)
    2001-2004 - Research Assistant, Department of Kinesiology (NIA funded projects examining physical activity and fitness effects on physical, psychological, and neurocognitive functiontioning [Illinois Active Aging 2; Illinois Active Aging Plus])
    2001-2002 - Graduate Assistant, Department of Kinesiology (Lifetime Fitness Program – an exercise program for older adults)
    2001 - Instructor, Department of Kinesiology (Sports Fitness Program - a summer sports camp for children aged 6-14)

Scientific and Research Activities
  • Extramural Funding – Awarded

    2019-2023 - Modelling the future: Understanding the impact of technology on adolescent’s well-being (FUTURE), PI: Šmahel, D., Czech Science Foundation (EXPRO) GX19-27828X (49.998mil CZK=€2mil); Role: Key Investigator in WP4
    2018-2022 - Health Aging in Industrial Environment (HAIE), PI: Šrám, R., European Structural Funds, Excellent Research - OP VVV HAIE CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000798 (250mil CZK=€10mil); Role: Key Investigator/Excellent Researcher - Program 4
    2016-2019 - Unlocking the Potential of mHealth Technologies to Promote Behavioral Health and Active Aging in Czech Older Adults , PI: Elavsky, S., South Moravian Programme for Distinguished Researchers, funded by Horizon 2020 Funds - Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (EU) and the city of Brno (€201,250); Role: Principal Investigator
    2010-2014 - Sleep and Cardio-Metabolic Risk Factors: A Prospective Study of Adolescents, PI: Bixler, E. National Institute of Health (NHLBI) (R01) ($2,279,589); Role: Co-Investigator
    2008-2010 - Physical Activity and Mental Health across the Menopausal Transition, PI: Weisman, C. , National Institutes of Health (K12), BIRCWH Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health ($250,000); Role: Scholar
    2005-2006 - Reducing Negative and Depressive Symptoms during Menopause, PI: Elavsky, S., National Institute of Health (F31), Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award For Individual Predoctoral Fellows, 1 F31 MH073255-01 ($39,449); Role: Fellow
    2004-2005 - Paul D. Doolen Scholarship for the Study of Aging, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ($2,000)
    2004 - Doctoral Student Research Grant, American College of Sports Medicine ($5,000)
    2004 - Michael L. Pollock Memorial Research Grant, Life Fitness Academy ($5,000)

    Intramural Research Grants – Awarded

    2015 - Using innovative methods to study the effect of mindfulness training on the health and well-being of first year college students, PI: Greenberg, M., CTSI- Novel Methodologies in Health Research Pilot Project, The Pennsylvania State University ($39,900); Role: Co-Investigator
    2012-2014 - Modifiable Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Health – Penn State Hershey Cohort Study, PI: Laio, D. CTSI-BENI, The Pennsylvania State University ($60,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    2012-2014 - Developing a Mobile Intervention for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, PI: Conroy, D.E., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 2 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($20,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    2012-2014 - Clinical and Neuroendocrine/Metabolic Benefits of Exercise in Treatment Resistant Depression: A Feasibility Study, PI: Singareddy, R., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 2 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($20,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    2007-2012 - Get Fit Together: A Pilot Study on the Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, and Psychological Benefits of a Multi-modal Group Fitness Intervention, PI: Gottschall, J., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 2 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($20,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    Translating Basic Motivation Discoveries into an Intervention to Modify Daily Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity, PI: Conroy, D., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 1 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($5,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    Physical Activity and Health across the Menopausal Transition, PI: Elavsky, S., Center on Population Health and Aging, NIA Pilot Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($20,000)
    Person-Specific Correlates of Objectively- and Subjectively-Assessed Hot Flashes in the Context of Daily Experiences, PI: Elavsky, S., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 2 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($18,950)
    Exploring the Links between Physical Activity and Health in Rural Communities of Pennsylvania, PI: Elavsky, S. Social Sciences Research Institute Level 1 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University
    A Secondary Data Analysis of the TREMIN Research Program on Women's Health, PI: Elavsky, S.

Awards Related to Science and Research
  • Honors and Awards

    2011- New Investigator Award, North American Menopause Society
    2009-2011 - Mentee, first cohort of the North American Menopause Society Mentorship Program
    2008-2010 - Scholar, Penn State BIRCWH Award

    Association Memberships

    Member: American College of Sports Medicine (2000-20010)
    Society of Behavioral Medicine (2000 – present)
    Gerontological Society of America (2002-2004, 2008)
    International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2004-2005)
    North American Menopause Society (2002- 2016)

Major Publications
  • KNAPOVÁ, Lenka, Adam KLOCEK a Steriani ELAVSKY. The Role of Psychological Factors in Older Adults’ Readiness to Use eHealth Technology : Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study. Journal of Medical Internet Reseach. Toronto: JMIR Publications, roč. 22, č. 5, s. 1-12. ISSN 1438-8871. doi:10.2196/14670. 2020. article - open access info
  • ŠMAHEL, David, Steriani ELAVSKY a Hana MACHÁČKOVÁ. Functions of mHealth applications : A user’s perspective. Health Informatics Journal. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publication, roč. 25, č. 3, s. 1065-1075. ISSN 1460-4582. doi:10.1177/1460458217740725. 2019. URL info
  • ELAVSKY, Steriani, Lenka KNAPOVÁ, Adam KLOCEK a David ŠMAHEL. Mobile Health Interventions for Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep in Adults Aged 50+ : A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publication, roč. 27, č. 4, s. 565-593. ISSN 1063-8652. doi:10.1123/japa.2017-0410. 2019. článek - open access info
  • KLOCEK, Adam, Martina ŠMAHELOVÁ, Lenka KNAPOVÁ a Steriani ELAVSKY. GPs’ perspectives on eHealth use in the Czech Republic : a cross-sectional mixed-design survey study. BJGP Open. London: Royal College of General Practitioners, roč. 3, č. 3, s. 1-12. ISSN 2398-3795. doi:10.3399/bjgpopen19X101655. 2019. článek - open access info
  • ELAVSKY, Steriani, David ŠMAHEL a Hana MACHÁČKOVÁ. Who are mobile app users from healthy lifestyle websites? Analysis of patterns of app use and user characteristics. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Springer, roč. 7, č. 4, s. 891-901. ISSN 1869-6716. doi:10.1007/s13142-017-0525-x. 2017. URL info

2020/06/04


Curriculum Vitae: doc. Mgr. Steriani Elavsky, Ph.D. (učo 440235), version: English(1), last update: 2020/06/04 10:59, S. Elavsky