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Reno, Nevada Professor Explores Relationship between Youth Assets and Healthy Behaviors

Dr. Roy Oman, professor and associate dean at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, recently published an article entitled, “An Investigation of Youth Assets and Physical Activity and BMI Using a Longitudinal Cohort Design”.  The study examined how assets such as family communication and school connectedness correlated with physical activity and other positive health practices in youths.  The article found a correlation between increased assets and increased physical activity levels, and calls for further investigation to determine additional strategies to explore.

In addition to this study, Dr. Oman’s research primarily focuses on social and behavioral determinants of health.  Dr. Oman continues to lead the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is the director of the undergraduate and graduate public health programs.

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