Lindsey Catherine Mullis
Health & Wellness Initiative
Responsibilities: The health and wellness initiative at the Human Development Institute raises awareness of health disparities, while helping people with disabilities and their support networks take charge of their health. We provide resources via lessons, videos, activities, and tips on running effective health promotion programming for people with varying abilities, as well as updates on current statewide health initiatives and ways to get involved.
Experiences: Dance & fitness instructor; Certified master trainer for HealthMatters curriculum; Clinical Director for Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program in Health Promotion; previously an academic advisor for Kinesiology and Health Promotion department
Research: Sexuality & Disability
Lindsey Mullis, MS is the Inclusive Health & Wellness Director for the Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative at the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, with an educational background in psychology, exercise science, and health promotion with certificate in developmental disabilities and currently pursuing PhD in Health Education Sciences with disability and sexuality focus. She partners with the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities and Centers for Disease Control Disability and Health Program to promote healthy lifestyles for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the communities that serve them across the state of Kentucky. She is an expert in applying universal design strategies to health programs and services and has partnered with the American Heart Association, Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, State Nutrition Education Program through the USDA, and numerous Kentucky state health promotion programs to incorporate inclusive strategies and broader access. Ms. Mullis is also a certified Health Promotion Clinical Director for the Special Olympics and serves on the Special Olympics Inclusive Health Advisory Board.