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LIU Brooklyn Amerigo Rossi

Amerigo Rossi

Professor of Health and Exercise Science

BA Biology, Columbia UniversityMS Exercise Science, California State University Los AngelesEdD Applied Exercise Physiology, Teachers College, Columbia University


Dr. Rossi has been a multidisciplinary professor within the Division of Athletic Training, Health and Exercise Science since 2013. He teaches undergraduate courses in Health and Exercise Science & Wellness, as well as graduate courses in Exercise Science. Dr. Rossi’s primary research goals are to develop and test sustainable physical activity interventions that reduce the impact of chronic disease in underserved populations. He has conducted community-based participatory research regarding the impact of physical activity on health-related outcomes among people with Parkinson’s disease, cancer survivors, and people at risk for Type II diabetes. Dr. Rossi is also an active member of the Greater New York chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and the co-Advisor for the Exercise is Medicine club that aims to provide more fun and interesting physical activity opportunities for LIU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the surrounding community. As a husband and father of two young boys in Brooklyn, Dr. Rossi is also a strong proponent for drastically increasing free play and exercise in schools as a fun way to keep students engaged, improve learning outcomes, and prevent chronic disease.


Experiential learning, physical activity promotion, chronic disease, exercise is medicine


Rossi A, Garber CE, Ortiz M, Shankar V, Kuo, D., Nevadunsky NS. (2019) Sustained effects of theory-based physical activity intervention for socioeconomically diverse obese endometrial cancer survivors: A longitudinal analysis. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. In press

Carter, L., Rossi, A. (2019) Embodying Strength: The Origin, Representations, and Socialization of the Strong Black Woman Image and Its Effect on Black Women’s Mental Health. Women & Therapy. In press

Cleary, A, Rossi, A, States, R. (2019) Parkinson's Disease: Exploring Motives for Long-Term Adherence to a Group Exercise Program. Rehabilitation Nursing. In press.

Rossi, A, Torres, R, Gallo, P, Marcus, A, States, R. (2018) What makes a group fitness program for people with Parkinson’s disease endure? A mixed methods study of multiple stakeholders. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 41:320-327

Rossi, A, Frechette, L, Miller, D., Miller, D., Friel, C., Van Arsdale, A., Lin, J, Shankar, V., Kuo, D.Y.S., Nevadunsky, N.S. (2018) Acceptability and Feasibility of Wearable Fitness Technology for Endometrial Cancer Survivors. Gynecologic Oncology. 149(3):470-475

Rossi, A., Friel, C., Carter, L., Garber, C. (2018) Effects of Theory-based Interventions on Physical Activity Among Obese Cancer Survivors. A Systematic Review. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 17(2):226-236

Rossi, AE, Garber, CE, Kaur, G, Xue, X, Goldberg, GL, Nevadunsky, NS (2017) Physical Activity-related Differences in Body Mass Index and Patient Reported Quality of Life in Socioculturally Diverse Endometrial Cancer Survivors.  Supportive Care in Cancer. 25(7): 2169-2177.

States, RA, Sweeny, TL, Rossi, A, Spierer, DK, Salem, Y. (2017) Physical functioning after 1, 3, and 5 Years of exercise among people with Parkinson's disease: A longitudinal observational study. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 40(3):127-134

Rossi A, Garber CE, Ortiz M, Shankar V, Goldberg GL, Nevadunsky NS. (2016) Feasibility of a physical activity intervention for obese, socioculturally diverse endometrial cancer survivors. Gynecologic Oncology. 142(2):304-10.

Rossi, A., Moadel-Robblee, A., Garber, CE., Kuo, D., Kuo, D Goldberg, GL, Einstein M., Nevadunsky, N. (2015). Physical Activity for Ethnically Diverse Endometrial Cancer Survivors: A Needs Assessment and Pilot Intervention. Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. 26(2): 141-147

Conlon, B., Kahan, M., Martinez, M., Isaac, K., Rossi, A., Skyhart, R., Wylie-Rosett, J., Moadel, AB. (2015) Development and Evaluation of the Curriculum for BOLD Health Living; A Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for Underserved Cancer Survivors. Journal of Cancer Education. 30(3):535-545

Hawkins, S.A., Crespo, N.C., Rosseullo, A. (2014) Associations of acculturation on peak bone mass and correlates of bone health in Latino women. Sport Sciences for Health.10(2): 127-133

Erceg, D., Dieli-Conwright, C., Rossuello, A., Jensky, N., Sun, S., Schroeder, E.  (2010) The Stayhealthy bioelectrical impedance analyzer predicts body fat in children and adults.  Nutrition Research. 30(5):297-304.

Rossuello, A., Hawkins, S., Wiswell, R. (2009) Absolute Lactate Threshold Predicts Endurance Performance for Master Athletes.  Biology of Sport, 26:105-112

Jensky-Squires, N., Dieli-Conwright, C., Rossuello, A., Erceg, D., McCauley, S. and Schroeder, T. (2008). Validity and reliability of body composition analysers in children and adults. British Journal of Nutrition, 18:1-7


Recipient, California State University Los Angeles Honors Graduate Award
Recipient, Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, California State University
Recipient, Academic All-Ivy Student-Athlete Award

Professional Affiliations

Peer Reviewer

  • Preventing Chronic Disease
  • BMC Pediatrics
  • Integrative Cancer Therapies
  • Cancer Management and Research
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • European Journal of Integrative Medicine
  • Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
  • Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
  • Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
  • Quality of Life Research

Member, American College of Sports Medicine
Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist