Dr. Sarah Woodruff

Dr. Sarah Woodruff

Associate Professor

Email: woodruff@uwindsor.caDr. Sarah Woodruff
Phone: (519)253-3000, ext. 4982
Office: H.K. Building Room 139

PACR laboratory 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Propel, University of Waterloo
PhD: Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo (Nutrition)
MSc: University of New Brunswick (Kinesiology)
BPE University of New Brunswick (Kinesiology)

Research Interests:

Health & wellness of Canadians

Body weight management (energy balance)

Nutrition and physical activity patterns, behaviours, and attitudes

Family and school influence on nutrition and physical activity

Nutrition and physical activity assessment methodologies


I am a multidisciplinary researcher who strives to advance the knowledge surrounding healthy weights among Canadian children and adolescents.  More specifically, I research family and school influence on nutrition and physical activity behaviours and how that ultimately impacts body weight.

Recent Papers:

Woodruff SJ, Harrop B, Campbell K, Campbell T, Cole M.  Dietary Intake among 7th grade students attempting to gain weight. Accepted in Can J Diet Prac Res. 2016 Jan 15:1-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Santarossa S, Ciccone J, Woodruff SJ.  An evaluation of the Kinect-Ed presentation, a motiving nutrition and cooking intervention for young adolescents.  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2015 Sep;40(9):945-50. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0110. Epub 2015 Aug 18.

Harrop B, Woodruff SJ.  The effects of acute and 2 hour post-physical activity on the estimation of body fat made by the Bod Pod.  J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Jun;29(6):1527-33.

Woodruff SJ, Campbell K, Campbell T, Cole M.  Family meals: Does the frequency and caloric intake of other meals and snacks matter? Appetite. 2014; 82: 61-6.

Woodruff SJ, Fryer K, Campbell T, Cole M.  Associations among blood pressure, salt consumption, and body weight status of students from Southwestern Ontario. Public Health Nutr. 2014; 17(5): 1114-19.

Ciccone J, Woodruff SJ, Fryer K, Campbell T, Cole M.  Associations among Evening Snacking, Evening Sedentary Behaviour, and Overall Diet Quality in Young Adolescents.  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013; 38(7):798-794.  

Graduate Students:

Tre Paton

Patricia Dubé

Sara Santarossa (PhD Candidate; MHK, 2015)

Michael Hatten (MHK, 2015)

Neil Pettit (MHK, 2015)

Kevin Mageto (MHK, 2015)

Jillian Ciccone (MHK, 2013)

Brad Harrop (MHK,2013)

Ashley Kirby (MHK, 2012)