Developing physical activity interventions with wide dissemination potential that are based in the science of motivation and decision making. I am especially interested in mental and cognitive health benefits of increasing physical activity.
Our laboratory is currently focused on pairing people with companion dogs to study how dogs affect physical activity levels and other physical, mental and social health outcomes. We are also designing interventions to address barriers to dog walking among current owners that do not walk their dog.
Learn more at www.umass.edu/sphhs/person/faculty/katie-becofsky
- B.A. SUNY New Paltz
- M.S. UNC Greensboro
- Ph.D. University of South Carolina
- Postdoctoral fellowship, The Miriam Hospital/Brown Medical School