Russ Carson

Russ Carson, PhD, Research and Health & Wellness Advisor

Russ brings over 20 years of experience to PlayCore as a university Professor in kinesiology and public health, applied researcher, and PlayCore scholar and author of Play On! Russ is the Founding Director of the University of Northern Colorado Active Schools Institute, holds degrees in PreK-12 physical education, sport psychology, and health and kinesiology, and since 2008, has authored 19 funded projects, 60+ research publications, and 100+ international/national presentations on topics of comprehensive health and wellness in/around school and early childcare settings. Russ joins the PlayCore family from Colorado as a dedicated champion of active learning and living.

Russ has always been an active person. He enjoys hiking, running, swimming and spending time biking around town with his family.