Dr. Sarah Woodruff

Associate Professor

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

Community Health, Environment, and Wellness Lab


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

Environmental influences on health outcomes

Nutrition and physical activity assessment methodologies



I am a multidisciplinary researcher who strives to advance the health and wellness among Canadian children and adolescents.  More specifically, I am a community-based researcher who investigates the environmental influences (e.g., family, peers, school, media) on nutrition, physical activity, body image, and other health outcomes. Much of my research is done in partnership with various public health units, the Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA), Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport (LAWS), and the Ontario Student Nutrition Program. 


Recent Papers:

Woodruff SJ. Fruit and vegetable intake and preferences associated with the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program (2014-2016). CJDPR (online Feb 2019: https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2018-042).

Mitchell F, Santarossa S, Woodruff SJ.  Athletes as advocates: Influencing eating disorders beliefs and perceptions through social media.  Int J Sport Comm. 2018: 11:433-6.

Coyne P, Santarossa S, Polumbo N, Woodruff SJ.  The associations among social networking site use and self-reported general health, mental health, and well-being among Canadians. Digital Health. 2018: 4; 1-13.

Longmuir PE, Gunnell KE, Barnes JD, Belanger K, Leduc G, Woodruff SJ, Tremblay MS. Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy Second Edition: A streamlined assessment of the capacity for physical activity among children 8 to 12 years of age. BMC Public Health. 2018: 18(2):1047.