Welcome to the ARCH 1 Lab! The mission of ARCH 1 is to address the causes and
correlates of health behaviors in majority, minority, and underserved populations.
Within our lab, we are interested in the biopsychosocial model that addresses the
biological, psychological, and social underpinnings of any person's health behaviors
and possible disease processes. By addressing these factors, our lab can prevent,
control and treat various chronic conditions within a multidisciplinary paradigm.
The research from ARCH 1 will focus on quality of life, and biomarker domains for
persons who are interested in improving or maintaining their health through physical
activity interventions or longitudinal studies. These studies are designed for persons
with chronic conditions, sedentary, free-living, and/or underserved populations.
We are housed in a department of psychology, but understand that it is critical to
work with researchers or incorporate studies from nutrition, kinesiology, epidemiology
or public health, and medicine among others. Thus, our research and training is transdisciplinary.