My current research interest is in using physical activity in the prevention of pediatric obesity. In particular, the utilization of community family-based physical activity interventions to reduce early onset cardiovascular disease risk factors (obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus) in ethnic-minority children. My research agenda also includes examining: (1) physical activity policy-base intervention in preschool-age children, (2) environmental and media influence on various health behaviors in ethnic-minority populations, and (3) after-school family-base intervention to improve physiological (obesity and diabetes risk), psychosocial, and academic performance of minority pre-adolescents.

Research Lab Website:

Pediatric Physical Activity Lab