Heather Allaway

Assistant Professor

Bachelor's Degree: Biology, Mount Allison University, 2007

Certificate: Space Studies, International Space University, 2010

Master's Degree: Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Saskatchewan, 2012

PhD: Integrative & Biomedical Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, 2017

Phone: (225) 578-1637

Email: hallaway@lsu.edu

Office: 2139 HPL Field House

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Allaway is the director of the Women’s Physiology Research Lab. Her research focuses on the impact of various physiological and psychological stressors on the reproductive system and downstream consequences on the musculoskeletal system and exercise performance across the lifespan, from menarche to menopause and after. In particular, Dr. Allaway focuses on hormonal contraception use, change in energy status, mode of exercise, microgravity/unloading, internal and external psychological factors, and ethnic background as critical factors in her research program.

A parallel area of Dr. Allaway’s research involves understanding factors that lead young girls and women to leave sports and developing strategies to increase the awareness and education of athletes regarding the Athlete Triad. This research has the ultimate goal of informing evidence-based strategies to promote healthy participation in physical activity and preventing young girls and women from leaving sport participation.

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