Our goal is also to understand factors that maybe related to individual engagement in physical activity and how that changes in certain conditions e.g. lung cancer diagnosis or mitigation strategies of COVID-19.

Current Projects in this domain


  1. Changes in the Exercise Habits of individuals with knee osteoarthritis during COVID-19
    Co-investigators: Dayna Yorks DO (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)
  2. The impact of COVID-19 on the running habits of organized runners
    Co-investigators: Sam Chu MD
  3. Development of an exercise and educational intervention for improving physical activity in lung cancer survivors (BELUNG)Co-investigators: Jacqueline Spangenberg BS (LSU), Chad Hanaoka BA (Northwestern), Kathleen Boss (Gilda's Club Chicago), Victoria Villaflor (Northwestern)
  4. Barriers and Enablers to Physical Activity Participation in Lung Cancer Survivors
    Co-investigators: Julia Fram (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) Kathleen Boss (Gilda's Club Chicago), Victoria Villaflor (Northwestern)


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