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Michael Onu

Research Coordinator, WELL Center

Research Interests:

  • Health behavior change
  • Developing interventions that support individuals living a healthier lifestyle


Michael is a research coordinator in the WELL Center. He received B.S in exercise science with a minor in psychology at Rowan University in 2021. Michael served as a research assistant in two labs during his undergraduate studies. Including the Interaction Design and Engineering for Advanced Systems lab and a biomechanics lab which work led him to co-authored a peer-reviewed article titled, Compressed Gas Actuated Knee Assistive Exoskeleton for Slip-Induced Fall Prevention During Human Walking. After graduation, Michael joined the Health and Behavior and Integrative Treatments lab at Rowan University and worked on Re-Connect, a novel smartphone-based smoking cessation intervention. His research interest is in health behavior change and developing interventions that support individuals living a healthier lifestyle. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.