Rozanne M. Puleo is a research associate in the AgeLab. She is an American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, who worked as a clinical physiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA as well as overseas in Tanzania before coming to MIT.
Ms. Puleo's research interests include how older adults will approach wellness and prevention throughout the lifespan. Considering mass communication influences and personal cultural orientation as a determinant of decision-making behavior is a particular interest.
Ms. Puleo has spoken to a wide range of audiences on exercise and chronic disease management, including the Massachusetts State Legislature, Museum of Science, the Arthritis Foundation, and the American College of Sports Medicine. She conducted a Massachusetts state-wide Osteoporsis Prevention Program for the Department of Public Health. She has also written for a variety of media, including articles for ABCNEWS.com and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Ms. Puleo received her BS in Exercise Physiology from Hofstra University and her MS in Health Communications from the Tufts University School of Medicine.