Angela Coppola

Angela Coppola , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Co-Director, Applied and Community Research Center


Angela M. Coppola, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Applied and Community Research Center at Indiana University Kokomo. She joined the Division of Allied Health Sciences in August 2015. Dr. Coppola is also the director of the Community Health and Activity Promotion Lab (CHAPL), leading several community-based participatory research projects with undergraduate students and state and county health departments and coalitions in the area of healthy body image, eating, and physical activity practices of women and children. She teaches in the areas of Health Promotion and Exercise Science in the Division of Allied Health Sciences. Her approach to teaching and research is participatory, identifying mutually-beneficial outcomes for students and community partners. She has developed several service-learning and engagement techniques in her courses to achieve course objectives, and applied learning and civic engagement goals. She has received internal and external grants to support her current projects exploring self-compassion, body pride, and health behaviors of women, as well as healthy eating and physical activity programs in daycare centers.

Dr. Coppola is an avid kayaker, enjoying time outdoors and on the lakes and rivers of the Midwest. In her spare time, she also enjoys hosting friends and family, traveling, reading, cooking, knitting, and spending time with her mini-poodle/“chiweenie” mix, Artie.