Developmental Disability, Obesity, and Physical Activity Studies
Prader-Willi Syndrome, Childhood Obesity, and Physical Activity Studies

Welcome to Developmental Disability, Obesity, and Physical Activity Studies

Welcome! We are excited that you are visiting our webpage. In 2008, with a grant from the Department of Defense, we launched our first study on the topic of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and exercise. PWS a rare genetic complex neurodevelopmental disorder that causes hyperphagia, abnormally high levels of body fat and affects people’s capacity to exercise. From those early years, we developed multiple projects funded by the Department of Defense, the Research and Creative Scholarly Activity Grant Program at CSUF and the College of Health and Human Development. These projects were done by several collaborating faculty in the Departments of Kinesiology at CSUF, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and the University of Florida. Projects involved undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the fields of Kinesiology and Public Health. 

We are currently starting a new study to determine if a remote resistance training routine delivered using the web can be used with adults with Down Syndrome. We invite you to browse through our website to discover what we are doing to understand issues affecting people with developmental disabilities and advocate for the role of physical activity in people’s lives!

- On behalf of my team, Dr. Daniela A. Rubin

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We are currently recruiting for a study! Download the study flier here. Visit our "Projects" page for more information!