Dr. Flanagan joined the School of Professional Advancement as an adjunct faculty in 2020.
After completing his undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in Exercise Physiology at the University of Miami, Dr. Flanagan served as the Undergraduate Program Director in Exercise Physiology at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. Overseeing the fastest growing major on campus, he designed the curriculum, taught fifteen courses, and developed the Laboratory of Applied Physiology and Human Performance.
Outside of the classroom, Craig serves as the Director of Product Science at Healthsnap, a healthcare technology company derived from his work at the University of Miami. There, he helps design and implement a proactive healthcare system by connecting real-world data into a patient monitoring and lifestyle analytics platform to improve clinical decision making.
Craig lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, Emily, a researcher at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, their exceptionally large golden retriever, Scout, and Kitty Kitty, who in their eyes couldn't be more purrfect.
Who has influenced you most in life?
I've been blessed to have had positive role models at every stage. Most influential are my parents. Both elementary school teachers, my mom, Lisa, couldn't be more inspiring, thoughtful, and warm while my dad, Steve, has always been a super-fan of all that I've chosen to pursue. Right now he's probably dressed head to toe in Tulane gear in our small Pennsylvania town explaining to strangers the joys of bonfires on the levee and turducken.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Since moving to Louisiana, I think this answer has to be eating. In turn, Emily and I have also gotten into Pilates, outdoor exercise of all kinds, and cooking delicious healthy recipes while grooving to great music.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
U.S. Bank Stadium. Vikings vs. Packers. Night game
We did it for the first of (hopefully) many times as a family in 2018 (24-17). It really was a lifelong dream come true. I've been advised not to outwardly express my Vikings fanhood in New Orleans, but the question deserved an honest response.
Also, New Zealand.