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Cooker Perkins Storm
Associate Professor of Sports Medicine

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 196
Phone: (310) 506-7124

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Disease Prevention Research, School of Medicine, Stanford University, 2006
  • Certificate in Epidemiology, Michigan State University, 2004
  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Michigan State University, 2004
  • B.S., Kinesiology, Michigan State University, 2000
  • Human Anatomy
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Fellow in Natural Science, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, 2007-2010
  • Associate Editor, BioMed Central, 2010-present
  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, Prevention Research Center, Richard B. Terry Memorial Award, School of Medicine, Stanford University, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching, Michigan State University, University-wide citation, 2004
  • CF Grant Award: Research in Maternal and Child Health, CrossFit, Inc. 2013-2014
  • Hughes Grant Award: Physiological Profiles of Elite CrossFit Athletes, 2012-2013
  • Wood-Claeyssens Foundation: Health Behaviors in Latin-American Women in the Perinatal Period, 2009-2010
  • The Norris Foundation: Physiology of Exercise Laboratory, 2007-2008
  • NIH T32 Training Grant: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Prevention Research Center, School of Medicine, Stanford University, 2004-2006
Academic Interests:
  • Maternal and child health: health behaviors, epidemiology, physiology, epigenetics
  • Preventive medicine
  • Scientific reasoning and research methods
Selected Works:
  • Perkins, C.D., Pivarnik, J.M., Paneth, N., Stein, A. Physical Activity and Fetal Growth During Pregnancy (Accepted for publication in Obstetrics & Gynecology, September 2006).
  • Perkins, C.D., and Pivarnik, J.M. Reliability and Validity of the SensorMedics VmaxST Portable Metabolic Analyzer. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 1(4): 2004.
  • (Book chapter) Pivarnik, J.M., Perkins, C.D., and Moyerbrailean, T. Athletes and Pregnancy. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 46(2): 1-12, 2003.
  • Maternal Physical Activity and Birth Weight: A Meta-Analysis. Michigan State University. December, 2004.
  • Urizar, G., Goldberg, J., Perkins, C., Lee, R., Durkin, L., Kiernan, M. (2006). Short bout use among overweight/obese adults: The Stanford Healthy Weight Project. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.
  • Perkins, C.D., Pivarnik, J.M., Reeves, M.J., Feltz, D.L., and Womack, C.J. Maternal Physical Activity and Birth Weight: A Meta-Analysis. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 37(5): S177, 2005.
  • Perkins, C.D., Pivarnik, J.M, Stein, A.D, Rivera, J.M. Recommended Weight Gain, Maternal Physical Activity and Fetal Growth. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 36(5): S41, 2004.
  • Pivarnik, J.M., Marshall, J.F., Perkins, C.D, Bauer, P.W, Coe, D.P, Stover, E.A. Preeclampsia and Plasma Volume Dynamics. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 36(5): S296, 2004.