Dr. Blackshear investigates the social determinants and barriers to health, physical activity, and well-being to include inequities in education that affect youth and people of color. Her radical optimism motivates her to 'level the playing field' for Black women and other marginalized groups.
Advancing work in physical activity promotion, Dr. Blackshear evaluates physical fitness, fitness assessments, and creates alternative fitness assessments that break away from physical education protocols of the past. She is currently working on intervention programs that ensure healthy outcomes. She hopes to cultivate an environment where all students have the opportunity to meet their full potential by incorporating researched best practices.