The Healthy Weight research group has two main objectives: i) to identify unique relationships of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and breaking up sedentary behavior with biomarkers and chronic disease outcomes focused on measurement, mechanisms and interventions; ii) to translate the new knowledge by building capacity among stakeholders to share, implement and sustain evidence-based interventions in communities.
The specific research topics include:
To identify mechanisms and dose-response outcomes for priority chronic diseases.
To identify critical and sensitive periods of risk factor exposure during the life –course.
To develop evidence based intervention to test the feasibility and effectiveness of augmenting the number of breaks on sedentary behavior.
To develop an innovative age-appropriate, interactive web-based platform with online resources and tools for assessing, monitoring and providing feedback to children and older adults on sedentary behavior, physical activity and health-related fitness.