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Dr. Brooke Starkoff


Office: 306 Tuttle Northstarkoff
Phone: 585-395-5340


PhD, The Ohio State University
MS, Cleveland State University
BA, The College of Wooster 

Area(s) of specialty:
Obesity, childhood obesity, inflammation, and endothelial function

Published Abstract Proceedings:

Starkoff, B.E., Eneli, I.U., Bonny, A.E., Hoffman, R.P., & Devor, S.T. (2013) Children active to stay healthy (CASH):  A cross-sectional analysis of sedentary adolescents with obesity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 45: S547. 

Trexler, E.T., Smith, M.M., Sommer, A.J., Starkoff, B.E., & Devor, S.T. (2013) Paleolithic diet is associated with unfavorable changes to blood lipids in healthy subjects. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise , 45: S550.

DiSilvestro, R.A., Joseph, E., Starkoff, B.E., & Devor, S.T. (2013) Magnesium glycinate 
supplementation in bariatric surgery patients and physically fit young adults. The FASEB Journal27: 291.

Starkoff, B.E., DiSilvestro, R.A., Focht, B.C., & Devor, S.T. (2012) High isoflavones and 
magnesium as anti-inflammatory agents to enhance performance of aerobic and resistance exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise , 44: S720.

Starkoff, B.E., Cuttler, L., Uli, N., McAleer, S., Schmidt, A., Ievers-Landis, C., Michal, D.,
O’Riordan, M., & Narasimhan S. (2011) Submaximal step-testing as a tool to assess cardiovascular fitness in youth who are obese: A pilot study Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise , 43(5); 892.

Lawhun, S., Starkoff, B.E., Uli, N., Sundararajan, S., Cuttler, L., Varkula, L., Ievers
Landis, C., & Kutchman, E. (2008) Influence of larger portion sizes on the diet of
overweight children and adolescents. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,
108(9), A38.

Ievers-Landis, C., Varkula, L., Sundararajan, S., Uli, N., Kutchman, E., O’Riordan, M.,
Lawhun, S., Starkoff, B.E., & Cuttler, L. (2008) Relationship of Binge Eating and
Body Mass Index Change for adolescents who had participated in the Healthy Kids,
Healthy Weight Intervention. 

Smith MM, Sommer, AJ, Starkoff BE, Devor ST. Crossfit-based high intensity power training improves maximal aerobic fitness and body composition. J Strength Cond Res. 2013.


  • Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2012-2013
  • Food Innovation Center Graduate Student Travel Award, The Ohio State University, 2012
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Intramural Grant Funding: $24,959 for “CASH: Children Active to Stay Healthy” study; The Ohio State University, 2012


Dr. Brooke Starkoff joined the Exercise Science faculty at the College at Brockport in 2013. In early 2013, she completed her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at The Ohio State University, with a research focus on the influence of high intensity interval exercise on endothelial function and inflammation in adolescents with obesity.

Prior to her experience at OSU, Dr. Starkoff worked as an exercise physiologist in a pediatric weight management program in Cleveland, Ohio. There, she was able to run children and adolescents through fitness assessments and create and teach methods for implementing regular physical activity. Currently, Dr. Starkoff teaches Cardiac Rehabilitation and Obesity in Society. She is interested in continuing her research with obesity in and examining the effects of exercise on arterial stiffness and endothelial function in children.

Last Updated 1/2/15