Research Interests: The primary goal of my research is to promote health in children and adults through physical activity. Some areas of interest include using physical activity as a preventive and treatment measure in childhood obesity. I am also interested in the role physical activity has in reducing the risk for the metabolic syndrome. I employ the use of cross-sectional and intervention study designs along with analysis of secondary data sources (such as, NHANES) to examine the effects of physical activity on obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
Greenville, NC 27858