Exercise Psychology Laboratory

Welcome to the Exercise Psychology Laboratory (EPL) in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The EPL is directed by Professor David X. Marquez, and our work attempts to study and ultimately reduce health disparities/inequities.

Health disparities/inequalities are potentially avoidable differences in health (or in health risks that policy can influence) between groups of people who are more and less advantaged socially; these differences systematically place socially disadvantaged groups at further disadvantage on health (Braveman, 2006)

Many different populations are affected by disparities including racial and ethnic minorities, residents of rural areas, women, children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Current research of the EPL focuses upon these groups.