Dr. Gina Besenyi

Department: Kinesiology
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Physical Activity Research in Community Settings (PARCS) Laboratory

My primary research focuses on determining the effects of park or nature-based physical activity on the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases including mental illness, diabetes and cancer. My lab conducts clinical trials to test the effects of 'park prescriptions' for physical activity prescribed to patients via health care providers. My lab also has developed a suite of technologies to facilitate park prescription interventions by connecting health care systems to community physical activity resources.