Colorism is a form of prejudice that says a person with a slimmer nose, bigger eyes, straighter hair, and lighter skin has more value. People around the world believe that these qualities make people more desirable, successful, and intelligent.
We’re meeting families in their homes and neighborhoods. We’re welcoming them as engaged, contributing community scientists—finding answers to their questions and sharing results with them in real time.
Loukas' research focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behavior development, and tobacco use and cessation. She has a special interest in examining how factors from multiple ecological levels (e.g., family, school, culture) interact to protect youth from negative health outcomes.
The Health & Integrative Physiology (HIP) Lab focuses on identifying biomarkers that can predict those at increased risk for these diseases or those individuals more likely to progress to serious complications.
A student and faculty member from the College of Education are part of a research team that will investigate the harmful effects of colorism in Ghana and at UT.
It turns out that asking how many concussions are too many isn’t the right question to ask, because it may not be the right way to think about how and to whom traumatic brain injuries cause damage.
Join Professor Hirofumi Tanaka as he explains what hardening of the arteries is, why it is an important indicator of aging, and what can be done to maintain arterial health. Tanaka is a professor and the Director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory within the Kinesiology and Health Education Department
“In the current climate, it is imperative now more than ever that psychological research is utilized to help communities of color address these current issues related to immigration and the increase of racial tensions,” said Professor Kevin Cokley,
“Eating food you have prepared is a great way to ensure you are getting good nutrition without a lot of added fats, sugars, or additives,” says Brittany Crim, lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. “Regular grocery shopping is a great habit to help ensure you are equipped
Despite a significant decrease in new HIV/AIDS infections since the 1980s, high risk populations are not receiving sufficient resources to protect themselves against infection. Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Liesl Nydegger is working with these local communities to find life-saving interventions.
It can be difficult for those with a fine motor disability to complete certain gestures. An undergraduate researcher is studying how different forces or force combinations may be more strenuous to conduct than others.
A casual conversation on a flight from Boston to Austin led to an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show for Tim Fleisher, a Ph.D. candidate in exercise science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Fleisher says he got the idea for his research when he was working in Brazil
Secondary data analysis of large longitudinal and national data sets is a standard method used in many social sciences to answer complex questions regarding behavior. In this talk, Dr. Davis-Kean will detail the advantages of using these data sets to study education and health questions across the life span.
Matt Bowers, a clinical assistant professor in sport management, offers advice to parents who are trying to choose a sport for their child to participate in.
The postpartum period is a key window of opportunity for health education. Various health issues may arise after mothers and newborns leave the hospital. For mothers, recovering from delivery, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and accessing contraception are common concerns that arise.
Physical activity in childhood has health and cognition benefits that last a lifetime.
Darla Castelli examines the effects of physical activity and metabolic risk factors on cognitive performance among children and emerging adults through The Kinetic Kidz Lab
New nicotine delivery products change the game for those working to lower tobacco use among young.
Dr. John Bartholomew lectures on physical activity and healthy eating in schools. His research centers on the impact of exercise on mental health, with a specific interest in the use of single bouts of exercise
See what KHE Associate Professor Keryn Pasch's research into food and drink marketing aimed at children has to say.
Dr. John Bartholomew discusses how his department aims to improve public health through research and practice.
Alumna Ellie Noack ’53, ’59 reminisces on a pioneering career as a physical education leader.
Clinical Professor Dolly Lambdin’s retirement from UT won’t curtail her leadership in children’s physical education and health.
Baker Harrell is more than an award-winning entrepreneur. He is a force for change. This year, Harrell’s Austin-based nonprofit, It’s Time Texas (ITT), will improve the health of more than 5 million Texans in over 550 communities by empowering people to work together to become healthier. The nonprofit is quickly
Since September 2005, the city of Austin has enforced an ordinance that prohibits smoking indoors at most public businesses and places of work. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have determined the ban correlates with an appreciable decrease in cigarette usage by UT students.
Researchers in the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) at UT Austin are studying children’s physical activity and its effects on cognitive health, behavior, and academic performance. Produced by the Longhorn Network, this documentary focuses on the work of the department’s Kinetic Kidz Lab, which is
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