Since many people do not like to exercise or find it difficult to fit into their busy lives, my research involves promoting activities that people enjoy or deeply value and that get them moving as a "side-effect." I am also very interested in the mental, social, and physical health benefits of the human-animal bond, and a focus of my lab is developing and testing dog-facilitated physical activity interventions.

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UMass Behavioral Medicine Lab

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