Navigating the journey towards
a healthier future

Empowering Individuals with Disabilities to Achieve an Active and Fulfilling Lifestyle.

Mission Statement

To advance the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities in the Delaware Valley through pioneering research, advocacy, and education. 

In partnership with the community, we are committed to fostering physical activity and providing support to build an inclusive and empowered environment.

Our key goals


Research Excellence

Conduct and share cutting-edge research to foster health behavior change in individuals with disabilities.


Professional Training

Develop educational programs that trains providers to provide individualized supports to individuals with disabilities in all community settings.


Health Promoting Services

Offer personalized health promotion services, utilizing digital platforms and community outreach to support individuals with disabilities and their networks.


Engaged Communication

Maintain a dynamic dialogue with our community through informative digital content and social media to promote health behavior change.


Community Collaboration

Build partnerships with healthcare, academic, and community leaders to strengthen a multidisciplinary support system.



Advocate for and implement inclusive policies that support physical activity, nutrition, and lifestyle management for individuals with disabilities.

Our Current Studies

who we are

Iva Obrusnikova, Ph.D., CAPE

Lab Director

Cora Firkin, Ph.D. Candidate

Graduate Supervisor

Al Cavalier, Ph.D.

Lab Consultant

contact us

Or call — 302-831-4088

Better Health Care for All

(302) 831-4088