Zan Gao

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Research interests

  • Population-based physical activity promotion to fight childhood obesity Application of modern technology (e.g., active video games, smartphone Apps) in interventions to promote physical activity and health Psychosocial and behavioral correlates/determinants of physical activity behavior Children’s motor skill, physical activity, fitness, cognition and academic achievement Health disparities and physical activity

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 1997 2019

Acculturation and Adherence to Physical Activity Recommendations Among Chinese American and Non-Hispanic White Breast Cancer Survivors

Le, Y., Gao, Z., Gomez, S. L., Pope, Z., Dong, R., Allen, L., Chang, M. W. & Wang, J. H. Y., Feb 15 2019, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 21, 1, p. 80-88 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asian Americans
Breast Neoplasms

Associations between self-determined motivation, accelerometer-determined physical activity, and quality of life in chinese college students

Tao, K., Liu, W., Xiong, S., Ken, L., Zeng, N., Peng, Q., Yan, X., Wang, J., Wu, Y., Lei, M., Li, X. & Gao, Z., Aug 2 2019, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 16, 16, 2941.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Quality of Life
Mental Competency
1 Citation (Scopus)

Children's motor skill competence, physical activity, fitness, andhealthpromotion

Gao, Z. & Wang, R., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Sport and Health Science. 8, 2, p. 95-97 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Motor Skills
Physical Fitness
Mental Competency
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of exergaming on motor skill competence, perceived competence, and physical activity in preschool children

Gao, Z., Zeng, N., Pope, Z. C., Wang, R. & Yu, F., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Sport and Health Science. 8, 2, p. 106-113 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Skills
Preschool Children
Mental Competency
Sample Size
Open Access
Physical Fitness
Non-Randomized Controlled Trials
Cardiorespiratory Fitness