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Adjunct Faculty
Integrative Health Studies
School of Professional Psychology and Health (SPPH)

MS Movement Science/Sport Psychology, Florida State University

BEd Health and Physical Education, University of Miami

Lauve Metcalfe, MS, FAWHP, CWC, NBC-HWC, is an educator, certified wellness coach and an organizational health consultant. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion and is a Founding Fellow and a member of the Health & Wellness Board of Advisors for the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.

Lauve has been on the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine since 1993, currently as a Mentor Supervisor for the Integrative Health Coaching program. She also served as the Associate Director of the Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition where she developed and implemented National Institutes of Health research projects involving exercise and weight loss, body image, childhood obesity, and the effects of exercise on bone mass and osteoporosis.

Lauve is the author of Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind, a book and correspondence course addressing weight loss, body image and self esteem, and she is a co-author of The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention.

Lauve's experience in developing worksite and organizational health programs has taken her throughout the US, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Singapore and Japan. Her background includes positions as Vice President of Corporate Health Development for Canyon Ranch Developments, Director of Program Development for Campbell's Institute for Health and Fitness, Campbell Soup Company, and Director of Health/Fitness for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Lauve was the Program Director of the Great American Workout at the White House for President and Mrs. Bush and for Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Lauve is a past president of the National Fitness Leaders Association and the Association for Worksite Health Promotion. She was a special consultant to the US Army-Europe on marketing and development of the "Fit to Win" wellness modules, and a member of the Pentagon's US Army Expert Civilian Task Force on Health Promotion. She is a recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship Commendation, and was a member of the 1986 championship team at the National Fitness Classic.

Lauve received her Master of Science degree in Administration, Supervision and Curriculum Development of Health Promotion from Florida State University, and her Bachelor of Education is in Health and Physical Education from the University of Miami, where she was a member of the intercollegiate volleyball, basketball and softball teams, and proud to be the school mascot, Gertrude the Ibis.

Lauve teaches Stress Management and Fitness.

Lohman T., Going S., Houtkooper L., Metcalfe L, Guido T.,
 Farrell, V. The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention, 4th edition, Human Kinetics Publishers, 2017.

Metcalfe L. Campbell Soup Company's Turnaround Health Promotion Program - a case study. American Journal for Health Promotion, 1(2), pp 58-68, 1986.

Gittelsohn J, Davis S, Clay T, Metcalfe L, Story M, and Stewart D. Formative research to develop culturally appropriate interventions & measurement instruments in the Pathways Study. The FASEB Journal, Experimental Biology 96, 10(3), 1996.

Davis S, Arviso V, Metcalfe L, Smyth M, Snyder P, and Teufel N. Designing and implementing Pathways - a culturally appropriate obesity prevention project. The FASEB Journal, Experimental Biology 96, 10(3), 1996.

Metcalfe, Lauve, Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind, A Practical Guide to Enhancing Body Image and Improving Self Esteem, West Press, 1998.

Davis S, Going S, Helitzer D, Teufel N, Snyder P, Gittelsohn J, Metcalfe L, Arviso V, Evans M, Smyth M, Brice R, Altaha J. Pathways: A culturally appropriate obesity-prevention program for American Indian schoolchildren. American Journal for Clinical Nutrition, 69 (suppl): 767S-72S, 1999.

Gittelsohn J, Evans M, Story M, Davis S, Metcalfe L, Helitzer D, Clay T. Multi-site formative assessment of the Pathways study to prevent obesity in American Indian school children. American Journal for Clinical Nutrition, 69 (suppl): 767S-72S, 1999.

Metcalfe, L., Lohman, T., Going, S., Houtkooper, L., Ferriera, D., Flint-Wagner, H., Guido, T., Martin, J., Wright, J. and Cussler, E. Postmenopausal women and exercise for the prevention of Osteoporosis: The Bone, Estrogen, and Strength Training (BEST) Study. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. Vol 5(3), 6-14, 2001.

Teixeira PJ, Going, SB, Houtkooper, LB, Cussler EC, Martin CJ, Metcalfe LL, Finkenthal NR, Blew RM, Sardinha LB, Lohman TG.. Weight loss readiness in middle-aged women: psychosocial predictors of success for behavioral weight reduction. J Behav Med; 25: 499-523,2002.

Joel Gittelsohn, Sally M Davis, Lauve Metcalfe, Bonnie Holy Rock, Pathways: lessons learned and future directions for school-based interventions among American Indians. Prev Med, 2003.

Sally M Davis, Theresa Clay, Mary Smyth, Lauve Metcalfe, Elaine J Stone. Pathways curriculum and family interventions to promote healthful eating and physical activity in American Indian schoolchildren. Prev Med 37:S24, 2003.

Scott Going, Timothy Lohman, Linda Houtkooper, Lauve Metcalfe, Judith Weber, Effects of exercise on bone mineral density in calcium-replete postmenopausal women with and without hormone replacement therapy. Osteoporosis International 14:637, 2003.

Ellen C Cussler, Timothy G Lohman, Lauve Metcalfe, Pedro J Teixeira. Weight lifted in strength training predicts bone change in postmenopausal women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(1): 10-7,2003.

Pedro J Teixeira, Scott B Going, Lauve Metcalfe, Timothy G Lohman
. Resistance training in postmenopausal women with and without hormone therapy. 
 
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 35(4): 555-62, 2003.

Lohman, Timothy; Cussler, Ellen; Going, Scott; Blew, Rob; Houtkooper, Linda; Metcalfe, Lauve. Long-Term Effect of Exercise on Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 36(5): S106-S107, May 2004.

Lohman, T, Going. S., Houtkooper, L, Metcalfe, L. The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention, DSWF Center for Continuing Education, 2004.

Lohman, T.G., Going, S.B., and Metcalfe, L. Seeing ourselves through the obesity epidemic. President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Research Digest, Series 5, N.3. Sept, 2004.

Teixeira, P.J., Going, S.B., Houtkooper, L.M., Cussler, E.C., Metcalfe, L., Blew, R., Sardinha, L., and Lohman, T.G. Pretreatment predictors of attrition and successful weight management in women, Int J Obesity 28, 1124-1133, 2004.

Going, Scott; Lohman, Tim; Teixeira, Pedro; Metcalfe, Lauve; Lohman, J'Fleur; Cussler, Ellen; Blew, Rob; Houtkooper, Linda. Prevention of Weight Gain after Weight Loss Using the Internet: 12-Months Follow-up. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 36(5): S242- S243, May 2004.

Lohman, Timothy; Cussler, Ellen; Going, Sott; Blew, Rob; Houtkooper, Linda; Metcalfe, Lauve. Long-term Effect of Exercise on Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women, Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise. 36(5):S106-S107, May 2004.

Maurer, Jackie; Welter, Gale S.; Houtkooper, Linda; Lohman, Timothy; Going, Scott; Cussler, Ellen; Metcalfe, Lauve; Stanford, Vanessa. Associations Between Calcium Intake, Weight, and Body Composition Changes in Overweight and Obese Perimenopausal Women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 36(5): S97, May 2004.

Milliken, Laura A.; Cussler, Ellen; Flint-Wagner, Hilary G.; Metcalfe, Lauve L.; Blew, Robert M.; Houtkooper, Linda B.; Going, Scott B.; Lohman, Timothy Characteristics of Bone Responders and Non-Responders to Strength and Weight-Bearing Exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 36(5): S107, May 2004.

Cussler, C., Going, S., Houtkooper, L., Flint-Wagner, H., Metcalfe, L., Stanford, V., Eun Choi, J., and Lohman, T. Exercise attendance and weight lifted predict four-year bone changes in postmenopausal women. Osteo International, 16(12), 2129-2141, 2005.

Lohman, Timothy; Cussler, Ellen; Going, Scott; Blew, Robert; Houtkooper, Linda; Metcalfe, Lauve, Bone Density Declines In Postmenopausal Women Discontinuing Hormone Therapy After Publication Of 2002 WHI Report. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 37(5): S460, May 2005.

Teixeira, P.J., Going, S.B., Houtkooper, L.B., Cussler, E.C., Metcalfe, L.L, Blew, R.M., Sardinha, L.B., and Lohman, T.G. Exercise intrinsic motivation is associated with improved weight control in overweight women Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:(1) 179-188. 2006.

Milliken LA, Wilhelmy J, Martin CJ, Finkenthal N, Cussler E, Metcalfe L, et al. Depressive symptoms and changes in body weight exert independent and site-specific effects on bone in postmenopausal women exercising for 1 year. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61(5): 488-94, 2006.

Teixeira, P.J., Going, S.B., Houtkooper, L.B., Cussler, E.C., Metcalfe, L.L, Blew, R.M., Sardinha, L.B., and Lohman, T.G. Exercise intrinsic motivation is associated with improved weight control in overweight women Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:(1) 179-188. 2006.

Teixeira, P.J., Going, S.B., Houtkooper, L.B., Cussler, E.C., Metcalfe, L.L, Blew, R.M., Sardinha, L.B., and Lohman, T.G. Exercise Motivation, Eating, and Body Image Variables as Predictors of Weight Control. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 38(1):179-188, January 2006.

Linda B Houtkooper, Vanessa A Stanford, Lauve L Metcalfe, Timothy G Lohman and Scott B Going, Preventing Osteoporosis the Bone Estrogen Strength Training Way, ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal 11(1):21-27. 2007

Lohman, Timothy; Going, Scott; Cussler, Ellen; Metcalfe, Lauve; Teixeira, Pedro. Predictors of Weight Regain in a Long-Term Follow-Up of a Weight Loss Intervention. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 39(5): S160, May 2007.

Metcalfe, Lauve; Cussler, Ellen C.; Going, Scott B.; Lohman, Timothy G. Four Years of Strength Training Predicts Improved Subjective Body and Self Satisfaction in Postmenopausal Women, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 39(5): S161, May 2007.

Cussler, Ellen C.; Going, Scott B.; Houtkooper, Linda B.; Metcalfe, Lauve L.; Blew, Robert M.; Zuzzuarregui, Rafael; Lohman, Timothy G. Strength Training Exercise Over 6 Years Predicts Increased Bone Mineral Density in Early Postmenopausal Women, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 39(5): S161, May 2007.

Ellen C Cussler, Pedro J Teixeira, Scott Going, Linda Houtkooper, Lauve Metcalfe, Timothy G Lohman. Maintenance of weight loss in overweight middle-aged women through the Internet. 
Obesity (16:1052, 2008.

Milliken L A; Cussler E; Zeller R A; Choi J-E; Metcalfe L; Going S B; Lohman T Changes in soft tissue composition are the primary predictors of 4-year bone mineral density changes in postmenopausal women.
Osteoporosis International: a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA 2009;20(2):347-54.

Leslie A Lytle, David M Murray, Lauve Metcalfe, Deborah Parra-Medina
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 Mediators affecting girls' levels of physical activity outside of school: findings from the trial of activity in adolescent girls. Ann Behav Med 38:124, 2009. 


Jennifer W Bea, Ellen C Cussler, Lauve Metcalfe, Timothy G Lohman: Resistance Training Predicts Six-Year Body Composition Change in Postmenopausal Women. 
Medicine& Science in Sport and Exercise:42(7); 1285-1295, July 2010.


Metcalfe, Lauve, ACSM's Certified News: Women's Health: The BEST strength training program for osteoporosis prevention, Oct/Dec, vol 20-4, 2010.

Curriculum Developed

  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft's Health and Fitness Employee Wellness Training Protocol and Manuals, 1981.
  • Campbell Soup Company's Turnaround Health and Fitness Program Employee Manual, 1986.
  • The Turnaround Leader's Kit: Guide to Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Mind/body Connection, 1987.
  • Pathways Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Curriculum and Teachers Manuals grant from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, grant numbers U01 HL50869, U01 HL50867, U01 HL50905, U01 HL50885, and U0150907, 1995, 1996,1997.
  • The BEST (Bone Estrogen Strength Training) Exercise Workbook. Grant from NIH AR39559. 1997, 2010, 2016.
  • Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind-A Practical Guide to Enhancing Body Image and Improving Self-Esteem. Correspondence course. Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc. 1998, second edition 2001, and third edition 2005.
  • Living Well in Green Valley Curriculum Workbook. Grant from Community Health Advancement Partnerships, 1999.
  • Healthy Weight 4 Life Training Manual, Grant- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, #319670, 2000.
  • Healthy Weight 4 Life Web based educational weight loss course, Grant from University of Arizona, 2006
  • Tucson Challenge: A weight loss and physical activity project, Curriculum plus booster sessions. Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, 2004-2006. 
  • Davis Monthan Well Warrior Weight Loss Program Participant Manual, 2010.
  • W.I.S.E. Weight: a comprehensive approach to weight management, DSWF/Human Kinetics, 2011.

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