Dawn Hopkins is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Dayton in Exercise Science then a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology at Oregon State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Notre Dame. Her teaching interests include biostatistics, health and wellness, and exercise physiology. She strives to provide skills to students which allow them to read, understand, and apply research to solve ongoing population health problems. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and was awarded the IU Trustees Teaching award in 2018. Dawn recognizes the importance of holistic health and advocates for individuals living with mental health challenges.