Christy Greenleaf, Ph.D.

Professor

[Image] Christy Greenleaf

Enderis Hall, Room 419
Phone: (414) 229-5341
Fax: (414) 229-2619
cgreenl@uwm.edu

Department

Kinesiology

Education

  • Ph.D., Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, 2000
  • M.S., Sport Behavior and Performance, Miami University (Ohio), 1997
  • B.A., Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1994
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Speaker Topics

  • Body Image
  • Psychological and Social Aspects of Weight, Obesity, and Physical Activity
  • Disordered Eating

Interests & Expertise

Dr. Greenleaf’s research focuses on psychosocial aspects of weight, physical activity, body image, and disordered eating. She is particularly interested in weight bias, or negative attitudes and stereotypes toward individuals who appear to be overweight, and how weight bias manifests itself within physical activity settings.


Recent Publications

Morrow Jr., J. R., Tucker, J. S., Jackson, A. W., Martin, S. B., Greenleaf, C. A., & Petrie, T. A. (2013). Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines and Health-Related Fitness in Youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(5), 439-444.

Mitchell, S. H., Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C. A., & Martin, S. B. (2012). Moderators of the internalization–body dissatisfaction relationship in middle school girls. Body Image, 9, 431-440.

Galli, N., Reel, J. J., Petrie, T., Greenleaf, C., & Cater, J. (2011). Preliminary development of the Weight Pressures in Sport Scale for male athletes. Journal of Sport Behavior, 34, 47-68.

Martin, S. B., Rhea, D. J., Greenleaf, C. A., Judd, D. E., & Chambliss, H. O. (2011). Weight control beliefs, body shape attitudes, and physical activity among adolescents. Journal of School Health, 81, 244-250.[Impact factor, 2009 = 1.953]

Greenleaf, C., Petrie, T. A., & Martin, S. B. (2010). Psychosocial variables associated with body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness in middle school students. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81, S65-74. [Impact factor, 2009 = 1.103]

Greenleaf, C., Petrie, T., Reel, J., & Carter, J. (2010). Psychosocial risk factors of bulimic symptomatology among female athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 4, 177-190.

Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C., & Martin, S. B. (2010). Biopsychosocial and physical correlates of middle school boys’ and girls’ body satisfaction. Sex Roles, 63, 631-644. [Impact factor, 2009 = 0.928]

Reel, J. J., SooHoo, S., Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C., & Carter, J. E. (2010). Slimming down for sport: Developing a weight pressures in sport measures for female athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 4, 99-111.

Brannan, M., Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C., Reel, J., & Carter, J. (2009). The relationship between body dissatisfaction and bulimic symptoms in female collegiate athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 3, 103-126.

Greenleaf, C., Boyer, E. M., & Petrie, T. A. (2009). Psychological well-being and physical activity: The role of high school physical activity and sport participation. Sex Roles, 61, 714-726. [Impact factor, 2008 = 0.743]

Greenleaf, C., Petrie, T. A., Carter, J., & Reel, J. (2009). Female collegiate athletes: Prevalence of eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. Journal of American College Health, 57, 489-496. [Impact factor, 2008 = 1.663]

Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C., Reel, J. J., & Carter, J. E. (2009). An examination of psychosocial correlates of eating disorders among female collegiate athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80, 621-632.

Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C., Reel, J., & Carter J. (2009). Personality and psychological factors as predictors of disordered eating among female collegiate athletes. Eating Disorders, 17, 301-321.

Greenleaf, C., Martin, S. B., & Rhea, D. (2008). Fighting fat: How do fat stereotypes influence beliefs about physical education? Obesity, 16(2), S53-59. [Impact factor, 2008 = 2.762]

Martin, S. B., Polster, C. M., Jackson, A. W., Greenleaf, C., & Jones, G. M. (2008). Cognitive anxiety and fear associated with competitive gymnasts. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2, 299-316.

Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C., Reel, J., & Carter, J. (2008). Prevalence of eating disorders and disordered eating among male collegiate athletes. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 9, 267-277.

Reel, J. J., Greenleaf, C., Baker, W. K., Aragon, S., Bishop, D., Cachaper, C., Handwerk, P., Locicero, J., Rathburn, L., Reid, W. K., & Hattie, J. (2007). The relationship between body concerns and exercise behavior: A meta-analysis. Psychological Reports, 101, 927-942. [Impact factor, 2007 = 0.353]

Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C., Carter, J. E., & Reel, J. J. (2007). Psychosocial correlates of disordered eating among male college athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 1, 340-357.


Current and Previous Activities

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Bowling Green State University chapter
  • Fellow, Research Consortium, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • Associate Editor (Psychology section) for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • SHI-Behavioral Strategies Committee, America College of Sports Medicine