• UNDO
  • HIP
  • HOUSTON
  • SALSA
  • IHC
  • Dr. Rebecca Lee

The Understanding Neighborhood Determinants of Obesity (UNDO) Research Team conducts research anchored in an ecological framework that incorporates environmental and individual determinants of physical activity, dietary habits and obesity in populations of color.

Health is Power

Health Is Power (HIP) is a community based health intervention designed to increase physical activity among women of color. It is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.Learn more

Healthful Options Using Streets and Transportation in our Neighborhoods

The goal of HOUSTON is to define and document environmental correlates of physical activity, dietary habits and obesity. The project systematically assesses all public physical activity spaces, food sources and pedestrian-related, street scale elements in neighborhoods surrounding 11 public housing developments in the city of Houston. Learn more

Saving Lives Staying Active

Saving Lives Staying Active (SALSA) is a community based study designed to test an innovative health intervention using web resources and salsa dancing to promote physical activity in women of color.Learn more

International Health Challenge

The International Health Challenge (IHC) is a multinational study that explores the utility of virtual worlds in innovative health interventions.Learn more

Dr. Rebecca Lee

Dr. Rebecca Lee leads the The UNDO research team and is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at UH. Dr. Lee's research is anchored in an ecological framework that incorporates environmental and individual determinants of physical activity, dietary habits and obesity prevention in ethnic minority and underserved populations. Learn more

Welcome to UNDO

The Understanding Neighborhood Determinants of Obesity  (UNDO) Research Team.

The Understanding Neighborhood Determinants of Obesity¬† (UNDO) Research Team conducts research anchored in an ecological framework that incorporates environmental and individual determinants of physical activity, dietary habits and obesity in populations of color. The work combines theory and techniques drawn from behavioral medicine, community psychology, geography, policy science, social ecology and social marketing. Dr. Rebecca Lee is the Principal Investigator on several grants funded by the NIH (e.g.: Health Is Power — HIP) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (e.g.: Healthful Options Using Streets and Transportation in Our Neighborhoods — HOUSTON).