Dr. Elaine Rutkowski

Director of Research

Dr. Rutkowski is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Cal State University, Fullerton, a Registered Nurse and a Clinical Nurse Specialist.  She has completed extensive research on obesity risk knowledge, self-efficacy and activity levels in families of adolescents and has authored numerous articles in the field of nursing research.

Dr. Rutkowski works closely with her colleagues in CSUF’s Center for Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Childhood Obesity Prevention, as well as the Health Promotion Research Institute. A long-time, competitive age-group runner, she has completed over 40 Marathons including 6 Boston Marathons. Her personal record time for the marathon distance is 3 hours and 14-minutes.