Derek P. Hales, PhD

Research Assistant Professor Department of Nutrition

T:(919) 966-6089

1700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

CB # 7426

Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

The focus of Dr. Hale's work at this time includes both measurement of physical activity and determinants of physical activity behavior. Recent work has involved measuring environments (childcare and home) that influence young children’s nutrition and physical activity behavior. He is also very interested in scale development, psychometrics, structural equation modeling and survey design.


Ph.D., Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, 2005

M.A., Physical Education Pedagogy, East Carolina University, 2000

B.A, Physical Education and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996