The WellEx Lab is led by assistant professor Jacob Meyer
Jacob Meyer, PhD
Dr. Meyer is an expert on the neurobiological effects of exercise on depression and his research is designed to capitalize on the psychological effects of exercise for major depressive disorder and other mood disorders. This research examines the biology that is associated with the mood-enhancing effects of acute and chronic exercise with the goal of using that to both prevent serious mental health concerns and treat those suffering from mental illness. His primary research focus is on depression, but also has interest in using both aerobic and resistance exercise in the prevention and treatment of all types of psychological concerns (anxiety, stress, fatigue, etc.).
Current research projects in the WellEx Lab include evaluating the physical and mental effects of COVID-19-related behavioral changes, assessing the effect of changing sedentary time in patients with chronic low back pain, determining the influence of exercise on brain health in depression, and assessing the immunological relationships of exercise in depression.