Amy Cory has a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an Associate Professor at Valparaiso University, teaching courses in a variety of fields, including pediatric and school health. Amy is certified as both a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her research interests are in primary health care for children and families, early childhood nutrition and physical activity, and childhood obesity prevention. She has published articles in the Journal of School Health and conducts extensive research on issues related to community health. She serves on the board of directors of the Valparaiso YMCA and is on the Valparaiso Community Schools Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Committee.