Community

Our strong ties to community organizations give us the ability to conduct both laboratory and community based research and provide testing and additional services.
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Students

Our students work alongside faculty and staff in the lab, studying the effects of exercise, physical activity and inactivity on human physiology and public health.
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Research

We examine glucose and metabolic regulation, obesity, physical activity promotional strategies, mediators and moderators of physical activity behavior.
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Who We Are

Faculty, staff and students in the Physical Activity and Health Research Laboratory study the effects of exercise, physical activity and inactivity on human physiology and public health. The laboratory examines glucose and metabolic regulation, obesity, physical activity promotional strategies, mediators and moderators of physical activity behavior, and methodological improvements in assessing physical activity and obesity.

The laboratory’s integrated approach to scientific study covers multiple populations, including older adults, healthy and diseased adults, all from diverse social cultural backgrounds. The laboratory has strong ties to community organizations, offering an ability to conduct both laboratory and community based research.

Laboratory Goals

  • Identify determinants of exercise, physical activity and inactivity induced changes in health
  • Identify mediators of physical activity and inactivity behavior
  • Develop approaches to increase physical activity and exercise behavior and decrease inactivity in the treatment and prevention of disease
  • To promote physical activity and exercise adoption and healthy aging
  • Disseminate information regarding the impact of exercise, physical activity and inactivity on human health
  • Educate and train future scholars

Contact Us


2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Enderis Hall, Room 434
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-4392
nem2@uwm.edu