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 non-communicable diseases outcomes focused on measurement methods, mechanisms and interventions; ii) to translate the new knowledge by building capacity among stakeholders to share, implement and sustain individual tailored prescriptions and evidence-based interventions in communities.
The specific research topics include:
- To identify mechanisms and dose-response outcomes for priority non-communicable diseases.
- To develop evidence based intervention to test the feasibility and effectiveness of augmenting the physical activity patterns.
- To evaluate and develop new methods and protocols for body composition and movement accuracy assessment for consumer health and device development.
- To evaluate the relative role of physical activity patterns on biomarkers and non-communicable diseases outcomes.
- To develop innovative age-appropriate, interactive web-based and online resources and tools for assessing, monitoring and providing feedback to children and older adults on sedentary behavior, physical activity and health-related fitness.