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Keith Thraen-Borowski, Ph.D.

CARES Lab Director

Dr. Thraen-Borowski is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Biology at Loras College. He holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Physical Activity Epidemiology and has completed fellowships in Cancer Epidemiology & Supportive Oncology. Areas of research include physical activity and sedentary behavior as it relates to health outcomes, specifically cancer prognosis and quality of life. 

The Sed-Hap Study 

This purpose of this study is to objectively measure and describe sedentary behavior in college-enrolled men and women while also testing the effectiveness of various feedback mechanisms used in commercial fitness trackers to lessen sedentary time. 

Current Studies

Community-based Physical Activity Program for Cancer Survivors 

This trial tests the feasibility and the effectiveness of a physical activity intervention in the community setting to improve quality of life in cancer patients from the greater Dubuque, IA area. 

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” – Plato; 340 B.C.

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