The Pitt Education Research Report - March 2020

Featured Articles

Decoding Exercise's Benefits, Molecule by Molecule
Decoding Exercise's Benefits, Molecule by Molecule

A new $170 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by Pitt Education faculty is studying the effects of exercise on more than 2,000 adults nationwide.

Exploring Yoga’s Promise for Weight Management
Exploring Yoga’s Promise for Weight Management

As yoga grows in popularity, new research from the Pitt School of Education examines the potential health impacts of different forms of yoga as a weight management tool for overweight or obese adults.

Promoting Physical Activity in Latinx Preschool Children
Promoting Physical Activity in Latinx Preschool Children

New research from the Pitt School of Education examines the impact of using community health professionals to increase physical activity levels of Latinx children.

Mapping Connections Between Exercise and Brain Health
Mapping Connections Between Exercise and Brain Health

New research by Pitt Education seeks to discover the linkages between exercise and brain health to help reverse cognitive decline in older adults.

Helping Student-Athletes Through the Science of Sleep
Helping Student-Athletes Through the Science of Sleep

Research from the Pitt School of Education is helping college athletes to develop better sleep habits that improve their overall health and well-being.

Schools on the Move Enhances Health at Schools
Schools on the Move Enhances Health at Schools

Forty-three schools in Western Pennsylvania will receive grants from the Healthy Lifestyle Institute to support creative uses for physical activity programs that will get students more active.

Other Highlights

Research With Impact

Research With Impact

At the Pitt School of Education, our faculty support our mission to ignite learning. They are driven to pursue and produce new knowledge across domains that cut across teaching, learning, health, wellness, and human development.

We innovate and agitate

We disrupt and transform inequitable educational structures

We shape practice and policy

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Supporting organizations - National Institutes of Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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