Professor and Graduate Program Director, Kinesiology
Community family-based physical activity interventions
Email: alhassan [at] kin [dot] umass [dot] edu
Phone: (413) 545-3475
30 Eastman Lane
Amherst, MA 01003
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.