Kyle Flack, PhD, RDN, LD

Kyle Flack, PhD, RDN, LD

Kyle Flack

Kyle Flack, PhD, RDN, LD

Assistant Professor

118 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506

Last Revised: Feb 6th, 2024

Professional Biography

Dr. Flack joined the department of Dietetics and Human nutrition in the fall of 2017 after spending three years at the USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota. His research centers on obesity prevention / treatment utilizing randomized controlled trials focusing on nutrition and exercise interventions that improve psychological health and the adoption of long term healthy habits.  Dr. Flack studies ways exercise can impact dietary behaviors with the goal of improving the effectiveness of exercise for weight loss and weight loss maintenance. Dr. Flack is also interested in behavioral reinforcement in the context of eating and exercise behaviors as a means to sustain behavioral change.  He has led interventions that have aimed at increasing the reinforcing value of exercise and physical activity behaviors, how the reinforcing value of foods can be altered, and how individuals compensate for energy expended during exercise.

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Ph.D., Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
B.S., Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Ferrum College

Course Instruction

DHN 408G: Seminar in Dietetics and Human Nutrition
DHN 608: Chronic Disease Management and Process

Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800