Dr. Umstattd Meyer’s research interests lie in promoting health through increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviors. She is interested in the application, measurement, and evaluation of how theoretical constructs promote, explain, and predict physical activity and sedentary behaviors; the translation of these applications and relationships into community-based settings; and subsequently, how physical activity and sedentary behaviors impact chronic disease, functionality, and quality of life across the lifespan and specifically within underserved communities. Dr. Umstattd Meyer is particularly interested in better understanding the roles of environmental and policy support for physical activity and sedentary behaviors, measurement of this support, and implications for behavior change.