UMass Boston

Tongjian You

Exercise & Health Science
Department Chairman
Quinn Administration Floor UL

Areas of Expertise

Metabolic and Physical Dysfunctions Associated with Obesity and Aging, Lifestyle Interventions Through Physical Exercise, Mind-Body Exercise, and New Technology


PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Exercise Physiology)
MEd, National Research Institute of Sports Science (Exercise Physiology)
MB, Chengdu Institute of Physical Education (Sports Medicine)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. You completed his postdoctoral training in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM), and was an Instructor of Medicine at WFUSM. He came to UMass Boston from the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, SUNY-Buffalo. His current research program focuses on the effects of mind-body exercise on multisite pain and falls in diverse older adults.

Teaching Expertise

Exercise Metabolism
Exercise and Aging
Research Methods

Awards and Accomplishments

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Fellow, The Obesity Society

Dr. You's research group is currently accepting graduate (MS and PhD) students.

Link to the HELP Study Website