Research at HHP
HHP Research Centers
|Laboratory of Integrated Physiology (LIP)|
|Understanding Neighborhood Determinants Of Obesity (UNDO)|
|Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC)|
|The Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research (CNBR)|
A brief description of each of these centers is given below:
The Laboratory of Integrated Physiology (LIP) is a fully equipped human performance/physiology/biochemistry laboratory capable of performing a wide variety of human performance testing, including exercise testing, muscle strength assessment, motor co-ordination/motor performance testing, learning/memory assessment and biochemical analysis of biological samples. The Athlete Assessment Center located in the Laboratory of Integrated Physiology provides various assessment services for athletes.
The Understanding Neighborhood Determinants of Obesity (UNDO) Research Team conducts research anchored in an ecological framework that incorporates environmental and individual determinants of physical activity, dietary habits and obesity in populations of color. The work combines theory and techniques drawn from behavioral medicine, community psychology, geography, policy science, social ecology and social marketing.
The Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) intents to promote interdisciplinary research, education and training and foster local community collaborations to develop state-of-the-art Obesity Prevention and Control methodologies through cross sectional and longitudinal research investigating psychosocial, environmental and biologic determinants of obesity and its consequences.
Control of posture and locomotion are complex functions that rely on coordinated interactions between the nervous system, the musculo-skeletal system, the cardiovascular system, and the environment. To study these functions, The Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research (CNBR) brings together interdisciplinary research teams having expertise in engineering, physiology, clinical medicine, psychology, human factors, physics, mathematics, and computer science.