Aston K. McCullough
Dr. Aston K. McCullough studies human activity in relation to health across the lifespan. He programs and evaluates methods for analyzing human activity and health-related signals within single and multi-person movement paradigms using sensors (e.g., accelerometers, 2D/3D cameras, EKG, and others). McCullough examines associations between wellness and dance exposures both quantitatively and qualitatively. His specific research areas include- movement & health, motion analysis, wearable sensors & 2D/3D camera systems, biometry, children & families, dance behavior.
McCullough is a contemporary/improvisational dancer and dance maker. He has performed in the United States and abroad (live and on film) for artists including conceptual experimental choreographer, Koosil-ja.
McCullough holds Ph.D. and M. Phil. degrees in Kinesiology from Columbia University; an M.S. in Applied Statistics from Columbia University Teachers College; an M.A. in Dance Education from New York University; a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College; a Professional Diploma in Dance Studies from Laban Dance Conservatoire. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Kinesiology at UMass Amherst in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
McCullough, A.K., Rodriguez, M., Garber, CE. (2020). Quantifying physical activity in young children using a three-dimensional camera. Sensors, 20(4); 1141. doi.org/10.3390/s20041141
McCullough, A.K. & Garber, CE. (2019). Validity and reliability of a novel method for physical activity surveillance in toddlers. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 2(2):67-72. doi: 10.1123/jmpb.2018-0044.
Quiles, N., McCullough, A.K., Pinao, L. (2019). Validity and reliability of the Exercise Vital Signs questionnaire in a racially/ethnically diverse group: A Pilot Study. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 10:1-6. doi: 10.1177/2150132719844062
McCullough, A.K., Duch, H., Garber, CE. (2018). Interactive dyadic physical activity and spatial proximity patterns in 2-year-olds and their parents. Children; 5(12):167. doi: 10.3390/children5120167
McCullough, A.K., Keller, B., Qiu, S., Garber, C.E. (2018). Analysis of accelerometer-derived interpersonal spatial proximities: A calibration, simulation, and validation study. Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci; 22(3):275-286. doi: 10.1080/1091367X.2018.1437039
McCullough, A.K. (2019). Physical Inactivity Test (PHIT) (v1) [Computer Software]. New York, NY. Available from https://www.tc.columbia.edu/exert-clinic/