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Strohacker published in American Journal of Health Behavior

Study Pays Students to Exercise

A pilot study conducted by a group of researchers in the Brown School of Public Health examined whether small payments could motivate students to exercise. Twenty-two undergraduate students participated and were split into two groups; a control group that did not receive monetary incentives and an experimental group that did. Kelley Strohacker, current assistant professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies, was a postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the article published in the November issue of American Journal of Health Behavior.

Read the news article featured in the Brown Daily Herald, the Brown University newspaper, for the results of the study.