Robinson Lands $2.5M NIH Grant

Leah Robinson PATH grant

Movement Science associate professor Leah Robinson was recently awarded a $2.5M NIH grant for her project, "A PATH (Promoting Activity and Trajectories of Health) for Children."

Her brief for the project states:

Physical inactivity in children is a major public health risk factor and national health objective. Data support that motor skills during the early childhood years contribute to physical activity behaviors. There is a need for pediatric physical activity interventions to address the developmental processes (i.e., motor development and psychological constructs) in young children. This study will investigate the immediate and long-term effects of an evidence-based motor skills intervention - the Children’s Health Activity Motor Program (CHAMP) on motor competence, perceived motor competence, and physical activity in preschool-age children. The overall objective of this project is to support the development of early childhood motor competence to promote positive developmental trajectories of health in children.

Co-Investigators include: Natalie Colabianchi (Kinesiology), Lu Wang (Public Health), Dale Ulrich (Kinesiology), David Stodden (University of South Carolina).

Congratulations Leah and co-investigators!