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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.

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.

Lab News

Job Opportunity

The PATP lab has an open position for a full-time research associate, to assist with a newly awarded federal grant. The ideal individual is energetic, motivated, committed to the study goals, demonstrates strong work ethic and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Top candidates will have prior experience with community engaged research, data management using RedCap, as well as exceptional communication and organizational skills. The research associate will be responsible for daily management of the study, supervise data collection and data management, oversee research assistants, participant recruitment and retention, liaise with community partners, track study expenditures, and prepare IRB documents and reports to the funding agency. The position is funded for up to 5 years. Specific qualifications and more information about the position and other application details can be found in the attached description.

Research Associate II


Asset 218 Fit Cancer

The Fit Cancer program will continue to be offered virtually for the upcoming Fall 2021 session! Email us at for more information, or click the link below for more information

Fit Cancer

Asset 11 Now Enrolling

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 Spring 2021 grads, Vicky Bandera, M.S, and Lydia Prien B.S.! We can’t wait to see all the great things the future holds for you!

Contact Us

Location: Moby B137

Phone: (970) 491 – 4653




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