Our lab is interested in the familial dynamics and wellbeing of interracial families. Our most recent data set considered various factors relating to trans-racially adopted children and their wellbeing.

Welcome to the web site for the Locomotion Lab at the University of Maryland. The lab is part of the Department of Kinesiology, under the direction of Dr. Ross Miller in the Cognitive Motor Neurosciences division.

Welcome to the Maryland Asian American Health Studies (MAAHS) website!

The Maryland Maternal and Child Health Research Collaborative was established in the spirit of the University of Maryland: MPower the State agreement between the campuses in College Park and Baltimore. The purpose of the Maryland MCH Research Collaborative is to promote and foster the development of Maternal and Child Health cross-campus research collaboration.

The Men, Fathering, and Inequality Research Group (MFI) is a collaborative group of faculty and students whose research and practice interests focus on the experiences of low-income men in families.  For over a decade at the University of Maryland, College Park, we have examined the life course of men on the margins of families and the work force, as they transition into adulthood and fatherhoo...

The UMD Neuromechanics Research Core studies neural and mechanical mechanisms of human movements in general.

The Kinesiology Department offers physical activity classes as "natural labs" to complement the undergraduate curriculum. We have beginning, intermediate, and in some cases, advanced courses year round and across the whole College Park campus. 

The Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) laboratory currently run by Dr. Shannon Jette's (See THINC Lab for more information)  is a site in which we examine physical culture in its various forms, including sport, exercise, health, dance, and movement related practices.

The Physical Environment and Active Transportation (PEAT) Study will evaluate how the new Silver Line Metrorail of the Washington, DC rapid transit system contributes to adolescent active transportation habits and how these transportation habits can potentially affect adolescents’ physical activity levels and overweight/obesity rates.

The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) is committed to research, service and training around issues of mental health among LGBTQ+ communities.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Donald Milton
Senior Scientist: Dr. Sheldon Tai

See the website of our current project: CATCH the Virus Study

Welcome to the home of the Public Health Outcomes and Effects of the Built Environment (PHOEBE) Laboratory. The PHOEBE Laboratory is housed in the Department of Kinesiology within the University of Maryland School of Public Health.

Active transportation, such as walking, biking or using public transportation, is a strategic pathway to improving physical activity levels and thus reducing excess weight. Utilizing a forthcoming expansion of the Washington D.C.

The Cognitive Motor Neuroscience Laboratory, composed of 9 faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students, focuses on behavioral, neural, mechanical, and higher-level mechanisms underlying the selection, planning, learning, initiation, and execution of movement.

Our faculty research interests cover a broad range of areas, from exercise epidemiology to genetic and molecular aspects of aging and exercise physiology. A number of our faculty are incorporating cutting-edge genetic, molecular, and cellular techniques into their studies of skeletal muscle, cardiovascular physiology, and metabolism.

Shared facilities include a field sample preparation lab (room 2121), post-PCR lab (room 2125), temperature controlled weigh and microscopy lab (room 2131C), and a freezer area and a general equipment and preparation lab (room 2127).

The Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Health (SOGI Health) Lab is affiliated with the Department of Family Science and the University of Maryland Prevention Research Center. The research group convenes faculty, students, and community partners in an effort to better understand and support the positive development and health of LGBTQ young people.