3/4 time faculty
Dr. Tappe is trained as a Health Psychologist. She received her PhD from Drexel University in 2008. She conducts research primarily in the field of exercise adherence. She teaches classes in science, research methods, statistics, and health psychology.
Office: Robinson 116N
Selected recent publications: Hillier, A., Tappe, K.A., Cannuscio, C., Karpyn, A. & Glanz, K. (2013). In an urban neighborhood, who is physically active, and where? Women & Health, in press. Cannuscio, C.C., Tappe, K., Hillier, A., Buttenheim, A., Karpyn, A., Glanz, K. (2013). Urban food environments and residents' shopping behaviors. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(5), 606-614. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.06.021 Tappe, K.A., Glanz, K., Sallis, J., Zhou, C., & Saelens, B.E. (2013). Children's physical activity and parents' perception of the neighborhood environment: neighborhood impact on kids study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(39). doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-39 Tappe, K.A. & Glanz, K. (2013). Measurement of exercise habits and prediction of leisure-time activity in established exercise. Psychology, Health, & Medicine, 18(5), 601-611. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2013.764458 Tappe, K.A., Tarves, E., Oltarzewski, J., & Frum, D. (2013). Habit formation among regular exercisers at fitness centers: An exploratory study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10(4), 607-13. Tappe, K.A., Boudreaux, E.D., Bock, B., O'Hea, E.,...Chapman, G. (2012). Smoking, cardiac symptoms, and an emergency care visit: A mixed methods exploration of cognitive and emotional reactions. Emergency Medicine International, 2012 (2012), 1-12. Available online: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/emi/2012/935139/ . doi: 10.1155/2012/935139