“The Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory 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. With a better understanding of how biology, behavior and the environment interact to predispose kids to obesity, we hope to implement appropriate interventions that promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles for generations to come.”
— Dr. Rebecca Hasson, Director and Assistant Professor of Movement Science and Health & Fitness
Research Opportunities for Students
The Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory has openings for a doctoral student, graduate research assistant, and undergraduate research assistants. For details, please visit the employment page on the CDRL website.