Dr. Bush is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Bush received a BS in Exercise Science from Rutgers University, a MS and PhD in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis in strength and conditioning, endocrinology, and immunology. She completed an NIH Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine at The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center studying the effects of growth hormone and protein synthesis/degradation rates in a pig model.
Her current research examines the effects of exercise training on hormonal changes, healthy eating, and community-based programs in multiple ethnic populations of obese children and adults; and muscular and hormonal changes with the effects of vibration in strength training programs. To support her research, collaborations, and student mentoring and research activities, she has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Office of Minority Health, US Department of Agriculture, National Strength and Conditioning Association, NASA Johnson Space Center, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and various private companies.
She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, presented at regional and international conferences, given symposiums abroad, and written several chapters in books. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS*D), Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, on the Editorial Board Member for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a past vice-president of The National Strength and Conditioning Association Board of Directors and past vice-president of The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation.