Physical Activity & Health Laboratory
The Physical Activity & Health Laboratory focuses on developing and examining technology-enhanced physical activity interventions to promote health, cognition, and psychological well-being in school-aged children, young adults, and older adults. Our research examines the effects of (a) school-based physical activity interventions on improving students’ motor skill competency, physical fitness, and physical activity behaviors; (b) different types of physical activities on improving the mental health and psychological well-being in college students; and (c) technology-enhanced two-level physical activity interventions on promoting functional fitness and psychological well-being in older adults living in retirement communities.
Dr. Chen is leading a special issue of BioMed Research International, titled, "Physical Activity, Mental Health and Well-Being across Lifespan," to be published November 1, 2021. Submissions deadline is July 2. Call for Papers information (pdf).
- Alexandra ("Andy") Murray, MS student
- Ana Cahuas
- Katie Friedman
- Varun Kumaravel
- Haley Ottensoser
- Dr. Xiaozhan Wang, East China Normal University
- Dr. Zhonghui He, Peking University
- Liqun Shen, Jiao Tong University