Who We Are

Research in the Division of Behavioral Medicine aims to understand how mechanisms by which psychological, psychosocial and behavioral factors contribute to the development and maintenance of disease and to develop treatment interventions targeting these mechanisms.

Our Studies

We have several exciting research studies that are focused on understanding how exercise helps cognition and the brain.We hope to determine if exercise increases attention and memory.

How it Works

There are several steps that take place during this research study. Our exercise coaches work to ensure that participants are informed and engaged every step of the way. Click on the link above to see the step by step process for our research studies.

Are you Eligible?

Find out if you are eligible by clicking above to complete an online pre-screen. One of our exercise coaches will contact you within two business days to let you know if you are eligible for any of our studies.



Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Dr. Scott Small discusses how dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults. This study, published today in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience, provides the first direct evidence that one component […]

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New research shows that exercise can improve cognition and increase the size of critical brain structures in children and older adults.