Amanda Grimes, Ph.D., MCHES

Associate Teaching Professor

Phone: 816-235-1737



Amanda Grimes has been a faculty member at UMKC since January 2013 and serves as a Teaching Associate Professor in the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program. She received her BS in Biology from Southeast Missouri State University where she also was a collegiate athlete. She earned her MS and PhD in Health Science from the University of Arkansas.

Her teaching focus includes topics in aging and scientific inquiry. Additionally, Amanda’s research interests include the health and social impacts of bicycling across the lifespan, active transportation, and healthy aging.  She is active in the UMKC Aging Consortium and carries the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credentials.