Research

The Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities is engaged with, and helps to support, research efforts in the area of health and wellness. Much of this research is translational in that is seeks to translate findings into practices that engender positive health outcomes for our community along with other populations. We are strong advocates of community-based participatory research that involves community members as active participants in the research process (i.e., identifying research questions, gathering data, aiding in data analysis and developing and implementing interventions out of the results).

Some of the key projects that we have been actively involved in and/or have helped to support include:

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Faculty Forum: Brian Eisenhauer on Shrinking Our Environmental Impact

In his roles as professor, scholar, researcher, mentor, and campus leader, Brian Eisenhauer is at the center of Plymouth State’s sustainability and climate neutrality efforts. Under his leadership, Plymouth State has been consistently recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability and is regularly included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, a compilation of […]

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Faculty Forum: Irene Cucina

Professor Irene Cucina has been teaching in the Department of Health and Human Performance since 1998. Prior to coming to Plymouth State, she had a rewarding career as a high school health and physical education teacher and coach in Newton, MA. Her commitment to students and learning has been recognized by her peers through a […]