Our work aims to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents through research, education, and community engagement. We focus our studies on childhood obesity and how environmental factors, including where children live, learn, and play, shape their health behaviors. Our work also strives to reduce childhood obesity disparities through the design and implementation of behavioral interventions.


“A biopsychosocial framework for assessing type 2 diabetes risk in youth”. Invited speaker for the Ohio University Diabetes Institute Webinar Series, February 19, 2021.

“Interrupting Prolonged sitting with ACTivity (InPACT)”. Michigan School Health Coordinators Association, May 5, 2021.