Center for Healthy Aging director candidate open forums – Susan Bloomfield

Susan Bloomfield, Ph.D.

The CSU Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging is hosting two open forums with Susan A. Bloomfield, Ph.D., associate dean for research in the College of Education and Human Development and professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Bloomfield is a finalist for the director position.

A community open forum will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, from 3 to 4 p.m., in room 1418 in the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging located in the Health and Medical Center on the corner of Prospect and College. Members of the community are invited to join the discussion related to Bloomfield’s vision for the center.

Bloomfield will also present at an on-campus open forum for faculty and staff in room 308 of the Lory Student Center on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 9:30-11 a.m. Faculty and researchers who are working on issues related to aging are invited to hear Bloomfield’s presentation with an overview of her background, research interests, and vision for the Center, followed by time for discussion and questions.

Bloomfield earned her B.S. in Biology at Oberlin College (Ohio). After completing an M.A. in Physical Education at the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at The Ohio State University, Bloomfield joined the faculty in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M in 1993. Her research interests focus on the integrative physiology of bone, with specific reference to skeletal adaptations to disuse, micro gravity, and caloric deficiency. Bloomfield is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and in the National Academy of Kinesiology. Her research has been funded since 1997 by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, NASA, and Department of Defense. A frequent member of NASA advisory panels, Dr. Bloomfield currently serves on two Institute of Medicine committees advisory to NASA. Since 2016, she has served as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education & Human Development, overseeing CEHD Research & Development Office staff and functions.

Questions about the center or the search for a director can be directed to Lise Youngblade at or 970-491-3581. Information about the center can be found at the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging website.