Food Innovation Center

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Brian Focht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Physical Activity and Educational Services
College of Education and Human Ecology

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Obesity
Obesity specialties: behavioral aspects of obesity, models of behavior change, intervention, exercise physiology, physical activity, psychology
Areas of Expertise: exercise, dietary intervention, quality of life, disease prevention, cancer

I bring expertise in the design and delivery of exercise and dietary interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. I am a PI on NIH and Lance Armstrong Foundation grants examining the promotion of exercise as an adjuvant treatment for arthritis and prostate cancer. I also bring an interdisciplinary research program that would provide unique opportunities to collaborate with other center researchers to design lifestyle interventions that could aid in preventing chronic disease and promoting quality of life across the lifespan.

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