Center for Healthy Communities

Michele Buran

Physical Activity Specialist

Michele Buran is passionate about getting people active. With a drive to help people play, connect with the outdoors and incorporate physical activity into their daily lives, Michele has quickly established herself as a physical activity leader in California.

As a Physical Activity Specialist at CHC, Michele utilizes her Master of Arts Degree in Physical Education from California State University, Chico and over 14 years of experience in the field of physical activity and early childhood obesity prevention. Michele has extensive experience designing, implementing and evaluating physical activity programs and is a frequently requested speaker and trainer on physical activity.

Her work in playground stenciling at preschool and early care sites has earned her national recognition from the Let’s Move Program.

Posters and Presentations

Buran M, Frigaard M. Painting Playgrounds for Movement: Preventing Obesity in Preschool Settings. Poster session presented at: 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference; 2013 Jun 18-20; Long Beach, CA. (PDF)