About our lab
Our lab is focused on understanding and testing factors that increase motivation for movement. We use behavioral science to create interventions for individuals that might have difficulties starting and sticking with exercise and physical activity. We primarily focus on interventions for people with Parkinson disease as well as underserved populations (Latinx/Hispanic).
Lab Vision & Mission
Movement for Life Lab
Vision: Empowering movement for all, for life.
Mission: To empower and motivate individuals, families, and populations to be physically active.
- Improve physical activity levels of people with PD
- Reduce healthcare disparities for people with PD from underrepresented groups
- Understand essential components of interventions (at the individual, interpersonal, community, & societal levels) to maximize motivation for physical activity
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- Research ProjectsSTEAM Project (Recruitment complete) Since the advent of photography, the medium has been used as a scientific tool in understanding movement, time and body. There is evidence that as early as 1879, photographic images were used to study the symptoms and diagnosis of PD. STEAM Project brings together researchers across three colleges at the University […]
- Exercise Class for People with Parkinson’s Disease Celebrates 10 YearsCheck out UConn Today’s latest article on our Parkinson Disease Exercise Class 10-year celebration. Exercise Class for People with Parkinson’s Disease Celebrates 10 Years – UConn Today