Research conducted in Behavioral Physical Activity Laboratory (BPAL) focuses primarily on physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and obesity prevention in children and adolescents.

We are particularly interested in home- and community-based, environmental interventions that incorporate both physical activity and nutrition to achieve healthy outcomes and to decrease racial/ethnic health inequalities. Some of our recent research endeavors are examining adult behavior which aligns with BPAL’s overall mission to better understand how to improve physical activity and other weight-related behaviors in at-risk populations.

Contact us
We would love to hear from you, particularly if you are interested in:

  • Pursuing graduate work in health behavior

  • Joining / working in the lab

  • Learning more about the lab and what we do


Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D.
Lab Director

220A Cooke Hall
1900 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

barra027@umn.edu
612-301-1309