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Our Lab

The goal of the PATP Lab is to determine the best ways to get people active in order to prevent chronic disease, and help people recover from chronic diseases.

Dr. Heather Leach

Several of our current projects are focused on promoting life-long physical activity and using exercise to improve physical and psychological outcomes in cancer survivors.

Lab News

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has kept us all on our toes and amenable to change. To ensure the safety of all of our participants and staff, the Fit Cancer program is virtual for the upcoming January 2021 session! Email us at for more information.

Registration is open!

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PATP Lab researchers are looking for colorectal cancer survivors to participate in a virtual physical activity intervention! Contact us at or by phone (970) 491-4653 for more information

Asset 344 Congratulations Grads

Congratulations to our December 2020 grad, Alexa DeBord, M.S!

We can’t wait to see all the great things the future holds for you!

Asset 81 2020 Lincoln Laureate

Dr. Leach was recently named the 2020 Lincoln Laureate – one of the Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence at CSU. Read more about this prestigious award. Congrats!

Contact Us

Location: Moby B137

Phone: (970) 491 – 4653




Heather Leach and the PATP Lab at the Fit Cancer Table for an Event