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Health and Wellness

Understanding human development requires a holistic view of health and wellness. UVA EHD experts are working to improve health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan, from sports injury and exercise science to school mental health support.

100%
of UVA's athletic teams employ a concussion protocol developed by EHD faculty

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Research Labs: Health and Wellness

Our Kinesiology faculty and researchers are uncovering new knowledge about physical health and wellness across the lifespan.

  • EASIL
  • Research Lab

Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory

The EASIL provides research opportunities for faculty and graduate students in the masters and doctoral degree programs in Sports Medicine & Athletic Training and consists of four distinct testing areas and includes state-of-the-art equipment for the measurement of numerous aspects of human motion and neuromuscular performance. The lab houses measurement systems to assess strength, muscle activation, balance, motion, gait, joint laxity, functional performance, and neurocognitive function.

  • AMP Lab
  • Research Lab

Applied Metabolism & Physiology Laboratory

The overall mission of the Applied Metabolism & Physiology Laboratory (AMP lab) is to study the pathophysiology of diseases affecting well-being such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. We are also deeply committed to understanding how exercise/physical activity can be used as medicine in the prevention or treatment for these conditions. 

  • DAN
  • Research Lab

Diet and Nutrition Research Laboratory

Our mission is to investigate the effect of diet on health and learning outcomes, especially in children. The lab consists of a metabolic kitchen and a feeding/dining area with a play space for our studies in children. 

  • EPCL
  • Research Lab

Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory

The EPCL was established in 1990 as part of the National Institutes of Health sponsored General Clinical Research Center to promote the expansion and enhancement of clinical research that incorporates exercise physiology and body composition into either the research questions or the research design. 

Research: Health and Wellness

Dr. Dewey Cornell on how school-based threat assessment improves school safety

"Prevention has to start before the gunman arrives. We need to pay a lot more attention to those people before they come to school with a gun."

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Sheila C. Johnson Center for Clinical Services

The Sheila C. Johnson Center is a multidisciplinary clinic that provides personalized assessment and intervention services. Our clinical services are boosted by our connection to the School of Education and Human Development as well as the University of Virginia at large, allowing us to employ the latest techniques and practices uncovered by renowned researchers.

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