Dr. Bush earned a Ph.D. in kinesiology with an emphasis in muscle physiology from The Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Rutgers University. She comes to TCNJ as an Associate Professor after 4 years at Towson University in Towson, Maryland and 7 years at The University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She completed her post-doctoral studies in pediatric nutrition at The Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Her research interests include nutrient, protein, and hormonal regulation of muscle growth and degradation under conditions of varying exercise protocols and changes in physical activity in youth. As secondary research interest includes strength and conditioning changes of young adults with autism involved in exercise programming. She has served a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on numerous federal and foundation grants supporting her research. She also served as the immediate past Vice-President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She currently is an Associate Editor of Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and on the Editorial Board for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.