Weidong Li, Ph.D.
College of Education and Human Ecology
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Obesity
Areas of Expertise: theory-based physical activity interventions, weight-related teasing and coping, physical activity and cognition
My research has focused on lifestyle interventions and impacts on K-12 students' health and cognition/academic achievement with three complementary areas: Achievement motivation in physical education, obesity bias, and obesity intervention in children and youth, and physical activity and cognition/academic achievement. The three areas are interconnected due to the complexity of factors causing obesity and influencing an individual's behavioral changes. The knowledge generated from my research will have great contribution to improve the life quality of our children in the United States.