Laura Robinson-Doyle


Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management

Laura Robinson-Doyle


M.S., Texas Woman's University


3101 University Blvd, Ofc.372
Dallas, 75205
Box 385



Laura Robinson-Doyle, M.S., is a lecturer in the Sport Performance Leadership (SPL) program. She is completing her Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University, with an emphasis in population and global health. Laura’s research interests include physical (in)activity, food insecurity, vulnerable populations (to include military and homeless), and global and community health programming. Laura earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Texas Woman’s University, with an emphasis in addictions, and adolescent and young adult counseling. Laura started teaching at SMU in 2015.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Laura is the departmental academic advisor for the Sport Performance Leadership concentration. The mission of the SPL program is to provide students with academic and experiential training pertinent to the leadership, mentorship, and instruction of sport.

Prior to coming to SMU Laura spent five years with the Department of Defense where she worked under a dual appointment with United States Army, Public Health Command and The Department of Energy. Serving as a Post Graduate Research Fellow, Laura was accomplished in the creation and direction of the Operational Fitness program, which focused on deployable and combat ready functional fitness training. Laura also served on public health teams addressing the US initiatives regarding suicide among returning service members from war, military leadership, and family reintegration.

Laura and her husband Cody live in Roanoke, Texas. They are both active in their community and church. They enjoy running and playing golf.

Laura is also an active member of the American Public Health Association.