Therese Wichmann

Therese Wichmann

Senior Research Scientist

OptumLabs

Minneapolis, MN

Therese has performed research at the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR which is where her love of the sport flourished.  Her work included supporting Olympic track and field athletes and validation of a novel field fitness test. She has also helped design and administer nutritional programming for Division I sports teams. In addition, Therese has worked within the Laboratory of Integrative Human Development at the University of Minnesota where she researched longitudinal changes in Division I football player body composition.  Therese is an avid runner and cyclist, having competed in soccer through college and track in high school.



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