Meet Willie Leung
Assistant Teaching Professor, Health Sciences and Human Performance
Phone: (813) 257-3240
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2014 Oregon State University, B.S.
2017 Oregon State University, M.S.
2020 Oregon State University, MPH
2021 Oregon State University, Ph.d.
Human Development and Motor Learning
Willie Leung specializes in examining the usage of various intervention methods, including wearable technology, to promote physical activity among individuals with and without disabilities through the use of multiple research approaches (e.g., primary data analysis, secondary data analysis, meta-analysis and systematic review).
Leung's long-term research goal is to promote physical activity for all individuals with and without disabilities. Leung's primary research focuses on the promotion of physical activity among individuals with disabilities. In his most recent projects, he investigated the usage of wearable devices among individuals with and without disabilities using a national representative dataset. This project also included exploring the physical activity levels of individuals who self-quantified their physical activity levels. Leung also has collaborated with other scholars at other universities on various topics such as fitness and motor abilities of children, program evaluation of community services programs for children and young adults with disabilities, the effect of sport specialization on health outcomes among high school athletes, effects of concussion on health outcomes and translation of standardized testing into Chinese.