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Current Research

Preschool Physical Activity, Diet, and Sleep Pilot Study (Preschool P.A.D.S.)
PI: Alhassan
Purpose: To improve the of health of preschoolers through an academicaly tied school and family based program. 
Study Website: http://blogs.umass.edu/preschoolpads

Preschool Sleep Study
Funding Source NIH-NHLBI R01
PI: Spencer
Purpose: Our lab is collaborating with Dr. Rebecca Spencer on her R01 to examine the benefit of naps on cognitive, emotional and motor learning in preschoolers. Our lab's role on this project is to assess with the assessment of physical activity in the preschool population.