SUNRISE RESEARCH TEAMS
SUNRISE - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSSETTS - AMHERST
UMASS AMHERST - SUNRISE is led by Dr. Christine St. Laurent, Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Dr. St. Laurent is the director of the UMass Moove and Snooze Lab. Work in the lab explores the science of "sitting less, moving more, sleeping well" on physical, social-emotional, and cognitive health during the developmental years. We do this through 1) observational studies to identify associations of time-use patterns and daily activity profiles on brain and physical health outcomes, 2) experimental studies to explore acute effects of altered time-use patterns or behaviors on cognitive and psycho-social measures, and 3) the design and implementation of behavior change and policy intervention studies delivered in school and childcare settings. To learn more about the lab check out their website here!
SUNRISE - STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - CORTLAND
SUNY CORTLAND - SUNRISE is led by Dr. Samantha Moss, Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology Department at SUNY Cortland. Her research interests include reducing disparities in early childhood movement behaviors and developmental outcomes. She is particularly interested in social and built environmental correlates of physical activity behaviors and motor and cognitive development in early childhood.
SUNRISE - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - OMAHA
UNO - SUNRISE is led by Dr. Danae Dinkel, Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Dinkel is the director of the Physical Activity in Health Promotion Lab, which aims to help children and families be more active, starting at birth. Her research team currently consists of various undergraduate students; Priyanka Chaudhary, PhDc; and Dr. John P Rech, who is currently at the University of Nebraska Kearney.
SUNRISE - UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
UTK SUNRISE is led by principal investigator, Dr. Kip Webster, for data collection in the United States. Dr. Webster is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. This project was previously housed at Augusta University in Augusta, GA.
SUNRISE - PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL
SUNRISE - LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY
SUNRISE- UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
USC SUNRISE is led by Dr. Michael Beets, Professor and Director of the Arnold Childhood Obesity Initiative in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.