Edward McAuley


Dr. McAuley is the Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His primary academic appointment is in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and he also holds appointments in Psychology, Internal Medicine, and the Beckman Institute. McAuley is the director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at Illinois.

Dr. McAuley’s research agenda has developed over the past two and half decades with a primary interest in the role of physical activity as a behavioral determinant of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial function across the lifespan. This work is largely interdisciplinary and is driven by a social cognitive theoretical framework and embraces the interrelationships among health, aging, disability, and quality of life in both diseased and healthy populations. Relative to his cancer-related research, his team has conducted a series of prospect longitudinal studies and randomized controlled clinical trials focusing primarily on breast cancer survivors. The primary outcomes of these studies are exercise adherence, physical function performance, and quality of life and well-being indicators. His work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and the National Institute on Aging. Given the strong interdisciplinary nature of his laboratory, his team has established strong connections with numerous scientists across the campus and at other institutions


Physical activity, behavioral interventions, physical function, quality of life, self-efficacy

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Visit http://epl.illinois.edu/ to learn more about Dr. McAuley, or visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Edward%20McAuleyfor publication information.

*University of Illinois Cancer Center Member