Kailey . Snyder, PhD
Kailey Snyder, PhD

Kailey Snyder, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • PTD 503 Behavioral and Social Science

Biography

Kailey Snyder, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department.  Dr. Snyder graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with her Master's in Physical Activity in Health Promotion and her Doctorate in Exercise Science with a concentration in Physical Activity. Dr. Snyder's research focuses on maternal/child health with an emphasis on physical activity during the prenatal/postpartum period and its influence on infant growth and motor development. Dr. Snyder is heavily involved in the community and serves as the Research & Evaluation Chair for the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition as well as leads the North Omaha Breastfeeding Advisory Team. 

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Hanson, C., Dinkel, D., Timmerman, M., Snyder, K., & Obervy, N. The role of nutrition and nutrition assessment in pediatric obesity. In D. Davies & H.E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Obesity in America: Childhood to Adolescent: Volume 1 Medical, Biological and social Issues (2nd ed.)
     , 2018

Articles

  • Snyder, K., Hanson, C., Hill, J., Dinkel, D. (Accepted for Publication Fall 2019). Perceptions of Physical Activity While Breastfeeding Using the Self-Determination Theory. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy.  , 2019
  • Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., Patterson, T., Warehime, S., Kuhn, M., & Wisneski, D. (2019). An exploration of infant and toddler unstructured outdoor play. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 27(2), 257-271., European Early Childhood Education Research, 2019
  • Snyder, K., & Dinkel, D. (2019). Mental and physical support (MAPS) for moms: preliminary findings from a prenatal health support program. Integrative Medicine Research, 8(1), 8-14, Integrative Medicine Research
  • Warehime, S., Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., & Lee, J.M. (2018). Postpartum physical activity and sleep levels in overweight, obese, and normal-weight mothers. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(6), 1- 9
     
  • Snyder, K., Schaffer, C., Lee, J. & Dinkel, D, (2018). Brain blasters: An intervention to improve the utilization of classroom physical activity. SAGE Research Methods Cases
  • Snyder K, Hansen K, Brown S, Portratz A, White K, and Dinkel D. Workplace Breastfeeding Support Varies by Employment Type: The Service Workplace Disadvantage. Breastfeeding Medicine. January 2018, 13(1): 23-27
     , Breastfeeding Medicine
  • Warehime, S, Snyder, K, Schaffer, C., Bice, M., Adkins-Bollwit, M, & Dinkel, D. (2019). Exploring secondary science teachers’ use of classroom physical activity. The Physical Educator.
     , The Physical Educator
  • Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., Molfese, V., & Kyvelidou, A. (2017). Postural control strategies differ in
    normal weight and overweight infants. Gait & Posture, 55, 167-171.
     , Gait & Posture
  • Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., Kyvelidou, A., & Molfese, V. (2017). He’s just content to sit: a qualitative study of mothers’ perceptions of infant obesity and physical activity. BMC public health, 17(1), 585.
     , BMC Public Health
  • Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., & Caçola,, Priscilla. (2017). Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development-Infant Scale, Spanish Translation. Early Child Development and Care Journal, 0, 1-9, Early Child Development & Care
  • Snyder, K., Dinkel, D., Lee, J., & Bjornsen, A. (2017) What Gets Them Moving? College Students Motivation for Exercise: An Exploratory Study. Recreational Sports Journal, 41(2).
     , Recreational Sports Journal
  • Snyder, K.,Dinkel, D., Schaffer, C.,Hiveley, S.,Colpitts, A. (2017) Purposeful Movement: The Integration of Physical Activity into a Mathematics Unit: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 3(1), 75-8, International Journal of Research in Education and Science
  •  Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., Schaffer, C., & Lee, J. (2017). They just need to move: Teachers’ perceptions of classroom physical activity. Teaching and Teacher Education, 63, 186-95.
     , Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Snyder, K., Rida, Z., Hulse, E., Dev, D., & Dinkel, D. (2019). Exploring rural and urban Go NAP SACC trained child care providers perceptions and needs regarding the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating. Cogent Social Sciences. 1650412.

Presentations

  • Snyder, K (2019). Physical Activity & Nutrition During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. University of Nebraska Medical Center Bi-Annual Breastfeeding Conference. Olsen Center for Women's Health. Omaha, NE. , 2019
  • Snyder, K. (2018). Invited Lecturer. “Making Moves: Women’s Physical Activity”. Women’s History Month Speaker Series. University Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha, NE, 2018
  • Dinkel, D.M., Snyder, K. (2018). Conference Session. “Let’s Play! Active Play Ideas”. Celebrating Young Children Conference. Omaha, NE, 2018
  • Snyder, K. Dinkel, D.M., Brown, S. (2017). Breastfeeding Support in the Workplace. Webinar. Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition. Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Snyder, K. (2016). Guest Speaker. How to be Active with your Child. Bellevue Parents Night. Bellevue, NE, 2016
  • Snyder, K. (2015). Guest Speaker. Careers in Health Promotion. Girls Inc. Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Snyder, K. (2015). Guest Speaker. Kids Can. Implementing Classroom Physical Activity. Staff Training. Omaha, NE
     , 2015
  • Snyder, K. (2015). Guest Speaker. How to Deal with Stress. Valmont Industries. Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Dinkel, D., Hein, N., Snyder, K., Siahpush, M., Maloney, S., Smith, L., Paraskevi, F., Hanson, C. (2019). The impact of weight and sociodemographic factors on physical activity and sedentary behaviors of mothers with young children: A cross-sectional examination. Paper session submitted to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, DC
  • Snyder, K., Kneip Pelster, A., Dinkel, D (2019) Engaging in Physical Activity While Breastfeeding: A Qualitative Analysis of the Perspectives of Women. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington D.C. 
  • Snyder, C., Snyder, K., Dinkel, D., Rosen.,A (2018) Perceptions of Safety and Support among High School Football Players Utilizing a Helmet Impact Detection System. Poster session presented to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Snyder, K., Kyvelidou, A., Dinkel, D (2018) Postural Control is Different in Infants Based on Maternal Physical Activity Frequency and Intensity. Poster session presented to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Warehime, S., Snyder, K., Patterson, T., Kuhn, M., Wisneski, D., & Dinkel, D. (2018). Using direct observation to determine children's physical activity levels in various outdoor play areas. Poster session presented to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Snyder, K. Dinkel, D. & Lee, J.M (2017). A Comparison of Infant Physical Activity in Daycare vs Homecare Environments. Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO
  • Warehime, S., Snyder, K., Lee, J.M., & Dinkel, D. (2017). Postpartum mothers' physical activity & sleep: A comparison of overweight/obese and normal weight mothers. Poster accepted to the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO.
  • Snyder, K., Dinkel, D.M., & Jawed-Wessel, S. (2017) A Needs Assessment of Midwestern Mothers to Better Understand Maternal Mental and Physical Health. Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., & Jawed-Wessel, S. (2017). Pregnant and Postpartum Women’s Awareness of Existing Community Support Programs. Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA
  • Snyder, K., Dinkel, D., Lee, J.M., & Kyvelidou, A (2016). Impact of adiposity on physical activity in young infants (2016). Poster session presented to the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Dinkel, D., Kyvelidou, A., Senderling, B., Snyder, K., & Lee, J.M (2016). Impact of adiposity on postural control at the onset of sitting (2016). Poster session presented to the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Dinkel, D.M., Lee, J.M., & Snyder, K (2016). An Exploratory Study of Infant Physical Activity in Relation to Obesity. (2016) Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA.
  • Dinkel, D.M., Snyder, K., Kyvelidou, A. & Lee, J.M. (2016). Perceptions of infant physical activity and weight: A parents perspective. Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.
  • Dinkel, D.M., Snyder, K., Schaffer, C. & Lee, J.M. (2016) Do perceptions of classroom physical activity breaks vary by size of school district? Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.
  • Snyder, K.,Dinkel, D.M., Schaffer, C. & Lee, J.M. (2016) Brain Blasters: A Pilot Study Designed To Enhance the Utilization of Classroom Physical Activity. Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington D.C.
  • Dinkel, D., Lee, J.M., Snyder, K., & Schaffer, C. (2015). Utilization of classroom physical activity breaks. Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA
  • Snyder, K. Dinkel, D., Schaffer, C. & Lee, J.M (2015). Perceptions of classroom physical activity breaks. Poster session accepted to the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • -Infant Growth and Motor Development
    -Prenatal/Postpartum Physical Activity 
    -Community-based Participatory Research

     

Current Research Projects

  • -The Role of Physical Activity on Quality of Life During Pregnancy
    -Prenatal Exercise Intensity and its Influence on Infant Motor Outcomes 
    -A Needs Assessment of Breastfeeding Support based on the Socioecological Model
    -An Exploration of Cultural Influences in Breastfeeding: A Community Partnership with OneWorld Community Health Center 
     

Grant Funding Received

  • Mental & Physical Support (MAPS) for Moms: A Feasibility Study
  • Physical Activity & Quality of Life During Pregnancy