Dr. Katie Potter, Lab Director
BA, Psychology, SUNY New Paltz
MS, Kinesiology, UNC Greensboro
PhD, Exercise science, University of South Carolina
Postdoc, Cardiovascular behavioral medicine, The Miriam Hospital/Brown Medical School
Exercise motivation and adherence
Stealth health interventions
Physical and psychosocial benefits of the human-dog bond
Mental and cognitive benefits of physical activity and exercise
Affiliations: American College of Sports Medicine, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Colleen Chase, PhD Student
BA, Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MS, Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Colleen is passionate about finding ways to help others increase physical activity engagement, adherence and enjoyment - in particular when coupled with the benefits of the human-animal bond and being in nature. Outside of the laboratory, Colleen loves trail running, hiking, gardening and beekeeping.
Emily is a pre-veterinary science major and aspires to work as a companion animal veterinarian. She is fascinated by the ways pets can enrich various aspects of their owner's lives and vice versa. Outside of school, Emily enjoys watching movies, volunteering with Special Olympics, and going to the beach!
Becky Wolf, Undergraduate Student
Becky is an environmental science major on a pre-medical track. She is very interested in preventative medicine. Becky has a rescue dog named Tess, and outside of school loves to cook, hike, and go to the beach.