Skip to main content

Faculty & Staff Profiles

Assistant Professor, Applied Health Sciences

Health Sciences Campus, Lake Shore Campus

Faculty photo for Kiley Tyler
  • I work as an assistant professor of exercise science in the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, where I teach, research, and serve my community. As a researcher, I explore the physical activity behavior of persons across the lifespan and strive to improve spiritual, physical and mental health using community-based physical activity programming. I am passionate about my Catholic faith and love to share in Loyola’s extensive Jesuit traditions. I am thrilled to be a part of the Loyola community and share in the collaborative process of learning! When not at work or teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cycling or kayaking with my husband, and reading.

    Research Interests
    • Physical activity behavior of children and adults with and without disabilities.
    • Community-based spiritual and physical programming.  

    • Bachelor's degree, Illinois State University
    • Master's degree, Northeastern Illinois University
    • PhD, Oregon State University

    Why is this area of study important at this point in time?

    The physical activity behavior of children and adults with disabilities is an important facet of public health, provided that it combines two important public health initiatives: preventative medicine and health disparities.

    What called you to or attracted you to Loyola?

    Loyola teaches by serving the community.


    • Physical activity and physical fitness of school-aged children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Tyler, K; MacDonald, M; Menear, K Autism research and treatment 2014 ;2014
    • Genes Induced by Reovirus Infection Have a Distinct Modular Cis-Regulatory Architecture Lapadat,R.; Debiasi,R. L.; Johnson,G. L.; Tyler,K. L.; Shah,I. Current Genomics 2005 ;6:501-513
    • MEKK1 regulates calpain-dependent proteolysis of focal adhesion proteins for rear-end detachment of migrating fibroblasts. Cuevas,B. D.; Abell,A. N.; Witowsky,J. A.; Yujiri,T.; Johnson,N. L.; Kesavan,K.; Ware,M.; Jones,P. L.; Weed,S. A.; DeBiasi,R. L.; Oka,Y.; Tyler,K. L.; Johnson,G. L. EMBO Journal 2003 ;22(13):3346-3355