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Video by Alexandra Loukas talking about e-cigarettes.

Loukas' research focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behavior development, and tobacco use and cessation. She has a special interest in examining how factors from multiple ecological levels (e.g., family, school, culture) interact to protect youth from negative health outcomes.

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A researcher holding up four test tubes

The Health & Integrative Physiology (HIP) Lab focuses on identifying biomarkers that can predict those at increased risk for these diseases or those individuals more likely to progress to serious complications.

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Loukas' research focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behavior development, and tobacco use and cessation. She has a special interest in examining how factors from multiple ecological levels (e.g., family, school, culture) interact to protect youth from negative health outcomes.

The Health & Integrative Physiology (HIP) Lab focuses on identifying biomarkers that can predict those at increased risk for these diseases or those individuals more likely to progress to serious complications.

It turns out that asking how many concussions are too many isn’t the right question to ask, because it may not be the right way to think about how and to whom traumatic brain injuries cause damage.

Join Professor Hirofumi Tanaka as he explains what hardening of the arteries is, why it is an important indicator of aging, and what can be done to maintain arterial health. Tanaka is a professor and the Director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory within the Kinesiology and Health Education Department

A student and faculty member from the College of Education are part of a research team that will investigate the harmful effects of colorism in Ghana and at UT.

“In the current climate, it is imperative now more than ever that psychological research is utilized to help communities of color address these current issues related to immigration and the increase of racial tensions,” said Professor Kevin Cokley,

“Eating food you have prepared is a great way to ensure you are getting good nutrition without a lot of added fats, sugars, or additives,” says Brittany Crim, lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. “Regular grocery shopping is a great habit to help ensure you are equipped

Despite a significant decrease in new HIV/AIDS infections since the 1980s, high risk populations are not receiving sufficient resources to protect themselves against infection. Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Liesl Nydegger is working with these local communities to find life-saving interventions.