The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contact details


Totman Building

30 Eastman Lane
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

108 Totman


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