The Behavioral Medicine Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is based in the Department of Kinesiology. The lab aims to design and test interventions that increase physical activity and improve psychosocial well-being in sustainable ways. The current focus of the lab is leveraging the human-animal bond to achieve these goals.
The BMed Lab is directed by Dr. Katie Potter. Dr. Potter earned her PhD at the University of South Carolina in 2014 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine at The Miriam Hospital/Brown Medical School in 2016.