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Welcome to the Exercise Psychology Laboratory (EPL) in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Directed by David X. Marquez, the EPL studies and aims to ultimately reduce health disparities/inequities.

Health disparities/inequities are potentially avoidable differences in health (or in health risks that policy can influence) between groups of people who are more and less advantaged socially; these differences systematically place socially disadvantaged groups at further disadvantage on health (Braveman, 2006).

Many populations are affected by disparities including people of color, residents of rural areas, women, children, older adults and persons with disabilities. Our current research focuses upon these groups.