Lyndsie Koon

Lyndsie Koon
  • Associate Director, Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies
  • Assistant Research Professor, Research and Training Center on Independent Living

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center, Room 4089
1000 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045-7599


Lyndsie Koon joined the RTC as Associate Director in October 2019. She holds a PhD in Sport and Exercise Science, with a focus on the social psychology of sport and physical activity, from the University of Northern Colorado. She comes to the RTC after serving as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research explored the exercise challenges and needs of adults aging with long-term mobility and sensory disabilities and evaluated the potential of various technologies to support and motivate physical activity participation. At the RTC, she will focus on physical activity and disability and assist with measuring the impact of the Home usability and Out and About interventions on participants' home usability, community engagement, problem-solving skills, and self determination. 


Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Science, University of North Colorado, 2017
M.S. in Sport and Exercise Science, University of Memphis, 2007
B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science, Arkansas State University, 2005

Selected Publications

Koon, L.M., Brustad, R.J., & Babkes Stellino, M. (in press). Social Engagement and Task Complexity: Physical Activity Characteristics and Executive Function among Older Adults. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. Special Issue: Research of Exercise and Cognitive Function.  

Koon, L.M., McGlynn, S.A., Blocker, K.A., & Rogers, W.A. (2019). Perceptions of Digital Assistants from Early Adopters Aged 55+. Ergonomics in Design. 

Mois, G., Mackin, T., Datta, A., Koon, L., Rogers, W.A., Mitzner, T.L., & Beer, J.M. (2019). Perceptions from People Aging with a Mobility Impairment towards Using Tele-Technology for Exercise. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 

Koon, L.M., Brustad, R.J., & Babkes Stellino, M. (2017). A Taxonomy to Aid in the Design of Complex Physical Activities for Older Adults. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.  

Davies, M., Koon (Coleman), L.M., & Babkes Stellino, M. (2016). The Relationship Between Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Behavioral Regulation in CrossFit. The Journal of Sport Behavior.