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Tara Blackshear

Assistant Professor
Towson University

Dr. Blackshear is living her dream as an educator and researcher. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Blackshear established a love for health and physical activity at an early age by participating in quality health and physical education programs during her elementary years, a trend that continued throughout her secondary educational experiences.
Passionate about helping young people excel in health, physical activity, and education, the quest for 'equity for all' is a mantra that guides Dr. Blackshear in making her mark to address current health, physical activity, and educational inequities.
Dr. Blackshear has made a global impact by working worldwide to improve the quality of life for others. Recognizing the discouraging health statistics in the United States, particularly among Black women, girls, and people of color, her focus on research that confronts health and physical activity disparities, racism, and other inequities in education disproportionately affect the marginalized

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