About Our Co-Directors
Center for Research on Physical Activity,
Sport & Health (CRPASH)
Don Sabo, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus, Health Policy, at D’Youville College, where he founded CRPASH. He is the former Research Director of the Women's Sports Foundation, and currently serves as its Senior Health Policy Advisor. Professor Sabo is considered one of the most important empirical researchers in the United States on girls and women in sport, especially as related to youth sports, education and health, and the struggle for gender equity in sport. He has also written extensively about boys’ and men’s health for more than two decades.
He has directed and/or co-authored many nationwide research reports including:
- The Decade of Decline: Gender Equity in High School Sports (2012)
- Progress Without Equity: The Provision of High School Athletic Opportunity in the United States, by Gender, 1993-94 through 1994-95 (2010)
- Go Out and Play: Youth Sports in America (2008)
- Her Life Depends On It: Physical Activity and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls (2004)
- Health Risks and the Teen Athlete (2000)
- The Women's Sports Foundation Report: Sport and Teen Pregnancy (1998)
- The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Report: Physical Activity & Sport in the Lives of Girls (1997)
- The Women's Sports Foundation Gender Equity Report Card: A Survey of Athletic Opportunity in American Higher Education (1997)
- Race, Ethnicity, and Nation in Televised International Athletic Events (1995)
- Sports and Fitness in the Lives of American Working Women (1993)
- The Women's Sports Foundation Report: Minorities in Sport (1989)
Professor Sabo is the former president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, and a frequently invited speaker and keynoter on campuses and for conferences. He keynoted a national conference on women's sports leadership at the U. of Minnesota's Tucker Center (2011), and is a featured speaker at an upcoming November 2012 national summit on youth sport and education at the LA84 Foundation.
Renee Cadzow, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration at D'Youville College. She joined D’Youville College in August 2012 after working previously as research faculty in the SUNY at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine and as the Evaluation Director for the New York State Area Health Education Center System. She has collaborated with WNY school districts to implement system-wide changes to policy, environment, and programs that emphasize improved nutrition and physical activity behaviors. Her research focuses on the prevention of childhood obesity. As a public health advocate, she serves on two area school district wellness committees, is a board member of the Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, and is an active member of the Western NY Healthy Lifestyles subcommittee focused on early childhood obesity--Healthy Start Healthy Futures for All. She has also worked closely with western New York community partners to advocate for environment and policy changes in support of breastfeeding, which are strongly related to later life health and well-being for both moms and children. Dr. Cadzow is also a mom to four young children who keep her very active.
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Founded in 1908, D'Youville has a long history that dates back over 100 years.
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The Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
CRPASH operates as an organizational catalyst for interdisciplinary research projects.