Department of Health and Kinesiology
Graduate Student Researchers
John Apple is a graduate Kinesiology student in the Health and Kinesiology Department at UT Tyler. He is currently researching and working on “Difference in forces of knee joint before and after, ACL rehabilitation Surgery” by analyzing force measurements. John is also currently working in a biomechanics lab as a graduate teaching assistant. After graduating, he plans to get involved in clinical research or the medical sales field. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the UT Tyler. He represented UT Tyler as well by being a part of the men’s tennis team. Mr. Apple is from Memphis, Tennessee.
Kimanh Le is a Master’s of Health Sciences student. She completed her bachelor's degree at
UT Tyler, with a major in Health Sciences as well. She is currently analyzing data
from an intervention about the effects of social media on college students’ mental
health, in which she is expecting to uncover an association between mental wellness
and less social media use. She is currently working as a graduate teaching assistant
in the Fisch College of Pharmacy at UT Tyler. After graduation, she is joining a doctoral
program (out of state) to get more involved with health promotion and university education.
Kimanh is from Waco, Texas.
Pedro Galvan completed his Bachelor’s in Health Sciences in the of Spring 2019. As a graduate
student in the Health Sciences program he is currently researching shrimp fisherman
safety as well as sleep outcomes in university students. Pedro is interested in finding
a career in health care settings as a researcher. Pedro plans to go to medical school
after graduation. Mr. Galvan is from Athens, Texas.
Queenette Otamiri was a graduate student in the Health Sciences program at UT Tyler, graduating in
the fall of 2021. Queenette graduated from University of Szeged, Hungary, with a degree
in Pharmacy. Her current research was about exploring substance use in international
students, through the lens of acculturation and social cognitive theory. In her thesis,
she assessed the prevalence and pattern of substance use, and acculturation status
in international students. She was a graduate teaching assistant in the Health & Kinesiology
Department at UT Tyler. She is planning to get involved in clinical research, specifically
in clinical trials. Ms. Otamiri is from Rivers State, Nigeria.
Callaghan Murphy is a Master’s student in Kinesiology at UT Tyler. He graduated from Sheridan College,
Ontario Canada, with a major in applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology, and Health Promotion.
Currently, he is conducting research on Squat Thresholds and Performance Adaptation
in College Populations. In this research he is trying to provide more information
about a novel training apparatus and risk reduction. Currently, Callaghan is employed
as a Level 1 coach and he is providing personal training services, too. After graduation
he is hoping to do more research on exercise physiology as well enter into a doctoral
program. Mr. Murphy is from Ontario, Canada.