Capt Kendra Oldham, USAF

Capt Kendra Oldham, USAF

Name: Capt Kendra Oldham, USAF

Department of Primary Appointment: Medical & Clinical Psychology
Position: Volunteer
Title: Graduate Student

Affiliated Center: USUCHD

Email: kendra.oldham@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Room: B1022

Profile

Captain Kendra L. Oldham, USAF is a 2013 Cohort year graduate student working towards a Ph.D.  in Clinical Psychology. Kendra attended Central Washington University on a three year Air Force ROTC Scholarship, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After commissioning, Kendra worked as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. During her time with OSI, Kendra conducted investigations of economic crimes, sexual assault, and other felony criminal offenses. Capt Oldham completed one combat deployment to Iraq (OEF) where she conducted missions in support of force protection. In 2012, she completed her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri and ended her career with OSI working for the AFOSI ICON, Quantico, VA. During her assignment with the ICON, Capt Oldham collaborated with numerous federal agencies, monitored current events worldwide to identify concerns to AFOSI and Air Force leadership, and provided guidance to OSI field units on investigations. Her primary research interests include obesity and weight stigma and how they affect emotional well-being of military members. Additionally, she is interested in exploring how anti-fat bias may erode unit cohesion and military readiness. She is currently working on the Preventing Obesity in Military Communities – Fit4Duty study, which seeks to reduce excess weight gain in U.S. Military service members.