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  • 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 2008 2019

Research Output 1997 2018

2 Citations
Low Back Pain
Quality of Life
Randomized Controlled Trials

Acute effect of active video games on older children's mood change

Lee, J. E., Xiang, P. & Gao, Z. May 1 2017 In : Computers in Human Behavior. 70, p. 97-103 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Video Games
Physical Activity
3 Citations

A systematic review of active video games on rehabilitative outcomes among older patients

Zeng, N., Pope, Z., Lee, J. E. & Gao, Z. Mar 1 2017 In : Journal of Sport and Health Science. 6, 1, p. 33-43 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

Video Games
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Fight fire with fire? Promoting physical activity and health through active video games

Gao, Z. Mar 1 2017 In : Journal of Sport and Health Science. 6, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

Video Games

Getting Research on Games for Health Funded

Baranowski, T., Blumberg, F., Gao, Z., Kato, P. M., Kok, G., Lu, A. S., Lyons, E. J., Morrill, B. A., Peng, W., Prins, P. J., Snyder, L., Staiano, A. E. & Thompson, D. Feb 1 2017 In : Games for Health Journal. 6, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article