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Lisa Lloyd

Lisa Lloyd, Ph.D.


Lisa Lloyd


  • Ph.D., The University of Alabama
  • M.A., The University of Alabama
  • B.E.S.S., Texas State University

Contact: or 512-245-8358

Lisa Lloyd earned her Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Alabama in 1999. She is currently Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State. Dr. Lloyd also serves as the Co-Director of Total Wellness, which serves as a platform that offers students practical work experience, faculty and students research opportunities, and Texas State employees and community members access to low-cost, high-quality programs and special events designed to improve the health and well-being of children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Dr. Lloyd’s research areas are in physical activity promotion and weight control, with primary research interests involving increasing retention of participants enrolled in wellness programs. She has served on 19 graduate thesis/dissertation committees and published more than 25 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to her role as a researcher and educator, Dr. Lloyd has served in many administrative capacities at Texas State University, most recently as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Education.

Refereed Journal Articles (5 most recent; * denotes first author as student advisee)

Patek, K. T., Lloyd, L. K., Vaughn, P., Schmidt, E. A., & Meaney, K. Predicting Objectively-Measured Exercise Participation from Motivation and Basic Needs Satisfaction: Does a Mediational Model Exist? The Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. In-Press [JABR_OPS_12040].*

Lloyd, L. K., Crixell, S. H., & Larry Price Is the Polar F6 heart rate monitor less accurate during aerobic bench stepping because of arm movements? [R-350913]. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2014. doi. 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000382 *,**

Abel, A. A., Miller, B. K., Lloyd, L. K., & Williams, J. S. (2014). Hot, sweaty, and satisfied: Effects of Bikram yoga on psychological well-being, Journal of Behavioral Health, 3(1), 65-70. doi: 10.5455/jbh.20131231051431*

Lloyd, L. K., & Miller, B. K. (2013). The impact of seasonality on body weight and physical activity in Mexican American women. Women and Health, 53 (3), 262-281. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2013.781095. [5-year Impact factor (2008-2012): 1.339] **

Abel, A. A., Lloyd, L. K., & Williams, J. S. (2013). A review of the effects of regular yoga practice on pulmonary function, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19(3), 185-90. doi: 10.1089/acm.2011.0516 [5-year Impact factor (2008-2012): 2.160]*

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings (5 most recent)

Lloyd, L. K., & Miller, B. K. Seasonal variation in body weight in Mexican American women in Central Texas. Paper presented at: Obesity 2012: 30th Annual Scientific Meeting; September 21, 2012; San Antonio, TX.

Lloyd, L. K. Cardiovascular responses to aerobic bench stepping performed with and without choreographed arm movements. Paper presented at: The American College of Sports Medicine 58th Annual Meeting; June 2, 2011; Denver, CO.

Lloyd, L. K., Ahrens, J. N., Schmidt, E. A., & Crixell, S. H. Sociodemographic Predictors of Attrition of Overweight Mexican American Women Enrolled in a Wellness Program. Paper presented at: The American College of Sports Medicine 55th Annual Meeting; May 29, 2008; Indianapolis, IN.

Crixell, S. H., Schmidt, E. A., & Lloyd, L. K. The role of supportive counseling in promoting weight loss and enhancing physical fitness among low income Mexican American women enrolled in a community wellness program. Paper presented at: Experimental Biology Annual Meeting; April 29, 2007, Washington, DC.

Litchke, L. G., Russian, C. J., Lloyd, L. K., Schmidt, E. A., & Reardon, R. Effects of concurrent respiratory resistance training and sport participation on athletic performance, quality of life and self-efficacy in wheelchair rugby players [Research Presentation] October 2008; American Therapeutic Recreation Association.*

Funded External Grants and Contracts



Crixell, S., & Lloyd, L. Improving the health of Hispanic children and their families with a community-based curriculum: “Abriendo Caminos”. Collaboration with University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. USDA. 2014 (5-year, $5,000,000 grant, Texas State role will begin in 2016, pending).



RYKÄ 4 Life-A comprehensive program for empowering women. RYKÄ Women’s Sports Foundation, RYKÄ Women’s Fitness Grant, 2007.



Innovative approaches to promoting a healthy weight in women (H59), Maternal and Health Discretionary 3-Year Grant US Department of Health and Human Services, Application #00014506, Acceptance rate: 3 out of 45 (6.7%), 2004 - 2007.



Phase II: evaluation of a classroom-based physical activity program in elementary schools: TAKE10!TM, Health and Medical Research Foundation, 2001.



TAKE10!TM: An innovative classroom-based curriculum tool for promoting physical activity among K - 5th grade students, Health and Medical Research Foundation, 2001.



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Funded Internal Grants and Contracts



A Prospective Study of Seasonal Variation in Body Weight and Physical Activity in Mexican American Women in Central Texas. Office of Sponsored Programs. Texas State University-San Marcos, 2009.



Using psychological and physiological interventions to promote health and fitness in adults. Office of Sponsored Programs. Texas State University-San Marcos, 2005.



The relationship between performance on specific skills tests and effectiveness of high school baseball players during the baseball season, Office of Sponsored Programs, Texas State University-San Marcos, 2003.



The use of pedometers for promoting physical activity and weight control, Office of Sponsored Programs, Texas State University-San Marcos, 2001.




Workload intensities of walking, jogging, and cycling that are equivalent to aerobic bench stepping at a cadence of 128 beats.min-1, Office of Sponsored Programs, Texas State University-San Marcos, 2000.



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