Expert in Exercise Physiology and Training, Exercise Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Health and Disease
Expert has developed training programs to improve health. These have been developed for (1) healthy people, (2) those with various health problems (heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity) and (3) the elderly. He has done much research on training programs as well as their effects on the body and on health. He has also been involved in a major research study on the influence of genetic factors on one's health and how a person reacts acutely to exercise and chronically to training.
Expert is highly knowledgeable about various aspects of kinesiology, particularly as it relates to exercise, physical education, physical training and health. As a professor in several universities in the US and Canada, he has done research on and written extensively about kinesiology -- the study of how the body moves and what the effects of those movements are.
Expert has studied various components of physical fitness (strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, etc.), especially as they relate to performance, health and aging.
Expert, Ph.D., FACSM, is a Professor Emeritus in a major U.S. university's Department of Kinesiology. He is a former president of the American College of Sports Medicine and Chair, as well as the International Advisory Council for Exercise in Medicine. He was the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the YMCA of the USA for 20 years. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the American Council on Exercise and its Senior Adviser on Exercise Science.
He was one of the five principal investigators of the HERITAGE Family Study, a large multi-center investigation of the role that genetic factors play in the response to training of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As principal investigator, co-principal investigator or member of an executive committee, he has been involved in research grants totaling more than $50 million. He received the 2014 Honor Award from the American College of Sports Medicine, the highest award in his field. In 2011, he received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. He has published over 290 articles, 8 books and 21 educational DVDs. He has been actively investigating the relationships between exercise, training and health for more than 50 years and has lectured in English, French, German and Spanish in 65 countries about these relationships.
He worked with a health-related company (Living Systems) and assisted them in applying for and receiving 2 patents and 5 research grants from the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program at the National Institutes of Heath. He has also helped them collect and analyze data for new prototypes and grant applications. The research mainly involved a three-dimensional accelerometer for measuring 1) speed of walking and running, 2) gait characteristics and 3) posture.He has worked with a large exercise equipment company (Life Fitness) to advise them on new products, scientific aspects of what is new, what is needed, etc. This company has sponsored his lectures to healthcare professionals on various aspects of exercise and health. He has worked with an exercise equipment company (bioDensity) that is involved with strength training and whole body vibration. He has helped to analyze their data and to publish articles on their equipment and its use, as well as to plan studies to determine its effects on strength, bone density and health. He planned and conducted research of bioDensity and/or whole body vibration on strength, balance and functional independence of adults 65 to 90 years old.He has consulted with a major international food company (Mars, Inc.). They have sponsored his lectures in several countries in Europe (France, Spain, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine and Germany) on various aspects of health, nutrition, exercise and fitness. He is working with a company that has the franchise to conduct workshops outside of North America leading to certification of personal trainers, fitness instructors and other health-related professionals by the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, he has been co-directing a two-day workshop on Exercise Prescription for Special Populations for physicians and physiotherapists in several countries.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Knoxville, Tennessee - Johnson City, Tennessee - Asheville, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Athens, Georgia - Greenville, South Carolina
|Year: 1963||Degree: PhD||Subject: Exercise Physiology||Institution: University of Illinois|
|Year: 1958||Degree: MS||Subject: Physical Education||Institution: University of Illinois|
|Year: 1954||Degree: BS||Subject: Physical Education||Institution: University of Illinois|
|Year: 2011||Degree: Doctor honoris causa||Subject: Exercise Physiology||Institution: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary|
|Years: 1995 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor Emeritus||Department: Kinesiology / HPER||Responsibilities: Expert has been Professor Emeritus within this major U.S. institution's Kinesiology / HPER department since 2006. He was Professor and a Principal Investigator of a 12-year multi-university ($30 million) NIH research grant on genetics, risk factors for heart disease and diabetes and responses to exercise and training. He taught several graduate-level courses on exercise prescription for all types of people and health states.|
|Years: 1983 to 1995||Employer: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ||Title: Professor||Department: Exercise Science and Physical Education||Responsibilities: He was Professor and for the last 4 years, a Principal Investigator of a 12-year multi-university NIH research grant on genetics, risk factors for heart disease and diabetes and responses to exercise and training. He was also the first Director of the Exercise and Sport Research Institute and remained in that position until he left the university after 12 years. He taught several graduate-level courses on exercise prescription for all types of people and health states, as well as on the adaptation to exercise and training.|
|Years: 1977 to 1983||Employer: University of Western Ontario, London, Canada||Title: Professor||Department: Faculty of Physical Education||Responsibilities: He was Professor and was involved in the planning and implementation of a new program for the PhD in exercise physiology. He taught several graduate-level courses on exercise prescription for all types of people and health states, as well as on the adaptation to exercise and training.|
|Years: 1970 to 1977||Employer: University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Title: Associate Professor||Department: Physical Education||Responsibilities: He was Associate Professor and was involved in the planning of a new program for the PhD in exercise physiology. He taught several graduate-level courses on exercise prescription for all types of people and health states, as well as on the adaptation to exercise and training.|
|Years: 1970 to 1971||Employer: University of Freiburg, Freiburg, West Germany||Title: Research Assistant||Department: Chair, Cardiovascular Research and Performance Medicine / Sports Medicine||Responsibilities: He was involved in a number of research projects on exercise and health. He also translated a book on muscle metabolism from German to English.|
|Years: 1967 to 1970||Employer: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA||Title: Assistant Professor||Department: Laboratory for Human Performance Research||Responsibilities: He was involved in teaching and research on exercise physiology. He taught several graduate-level courses on exercise prescription for all types of people and health states, as well as on the adaptation to exercise and training.|
|Years: 1963 to 1967||Employer: US Public Health Service, Washington, DC||Title: Physical Activity Consultant||Department: Heart Disease Control Program / Division of Chronic Diseases||Responsibilities: He was responsible for promoting research on exercise and cardiovascular disease. In this capacity, he also spent one year doing research on exercise and peripheral arterial disease at the Division of Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, as well as one year doing research on exercise and cardiovascular disease risk factors at the Laboratory for Human Performance Research at the Pennsylvania State University.|
|Years: 1963 to 1967||Agency: US Public Health Service||Role: Consultant on Physical Activity||Description: He was a Consultant on Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease. He worked two years in Washington, DC at the Heart Disease Control Program assisting researchers and clinicians to get funding on physical activity and cardiovascular disease. He worked one year in Seattle, WA at the Division of Cardiology, University of Washington doing research on exercise and peripheral arterial disease. He also worked one year at the Pennsylvania State University doing multi-university collaborative research on the effect of exercise on risk factors for cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2007 to 2007||Country / Region: France/Europe||Summary: He was sponsored by Mars, Inc. and the French Society of Sports Medicine to give a series of 4 lectures in French to sports medicine physicians and allied health professionals in Grenoble, Toulouse, Rennes and Paris.|
|Years: 1988 to 1988||Country / Region: Israel, Germany and Europe||Summary: On a sabbatical leave, he worked in Israel for one month lecturing, consulting on research, and writing a book with Israeli colleagues. He worked one month in Cologne, Germany and in Freiburg, Germany doing research and lecturing. He then lectured in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Switzerland and France.|
|Years: 1970 to 1983||Country / Region: Montreal, Quebec and London, Ontario in Canada||Summary: He was an Associate Professor at the University of Montreal, where he taught in French and did research (1970-1977). He was a Professor at the University of Western Ontario, where he taught and did research.|
|Years: 1970 to 1971||Country / Region: Germany||Summary: He was a Research Assistant at the Medical University Clinic (Sports Medicine) at the University of Freiburg. He also gave several lectures in German.|
|Years: 1964 to 2017||Country / Region: The world||Summary: He has lectured in English, French, German and Spanish on various aspects of exercise and health in the following 65 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, France, German Democratic Republic, Guatemala, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, People's Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Venezuela. In addition, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of scientific journals in Spain, Brazil, France, Croatia, South Africa and Poland.|
|Associations / Societies|
|American College of Sports Medicine
Canadian Association of Sports Sciences
Fédération Internationale de Médecine Sportive (FIMS)
Confederación Panamericana de Medicina del Deporte
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education
American Heart Association
American Council on Exercise
|American College of Sports Medicine: President (1979-80); Chair, Committee on International Relations (1981-93); Treasurer (1993-95); Chair, Organizing Committee for 1998 FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine (1993-98); International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education: Vice President (1994-2000); Chair, National Medical Advisory Committee of the YMCA of the USA (1987-2007); Co-Chair, Program Committee for World Congresses on Exercise is Medicine (2009-2017); Chair, International Advisory Council, Exercise is Medicine (2010-2015). Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, American Council on Exercise (2016- ). Senior Adviser on Exercise Science, American Council on Exercise, 2018-|
|Awards / Recognition|
|American College of Sports Medicine: Citation Award, International Council of Sport and Physical Education (ICSSPE): Philip Noel Baker Research Award. As Member of HERITAGE Family Study Steering Committee: Sport Science Award of the IOC President for Biomedical Sciences (IOC and ICSSPE). University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Peter C. Farrell International Visiting Professor. Doctor Honoris Causa from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. 2014 Honor Award from the American College of Sports Medicine (Note: this is the highest award given in his field.)|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has written or edited 8 books, ~50 chapters in books, and 255 research articles for a total of >300 publications. He has done 21 educational DVDs on various aspects of exercise and health. As principal investigator, co-principal investigator or member of an executive committee, he has been involved in research grants totaling more than $50 million. He assisted a start-up company to get 2 patents and 2 SBIR grants from the National Institutes of Health.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He has been an expert witness for cases involving: patent infringement; injury while exercising at health clubs or high school; prisoner rights to exercise; safety of exercise equipment. He has given depositions and has written reports for attorneys. There has been limited testimony, as cases were usually settled out of court.
From 2013 to the present time, he has been an expert witness for plaintiffs (five times) and defendants (five times) in cases involving personal injury while exercising. Majority of the time, cases were settled on the side the Expert was involved in.
All cases were due to personal injury during exercise.
In additional, he has done 9 peer medical reviews of long-term disability cases where benefits had been denied and applicants had exercise tests to support their claims.
|Training / Seminars|
|He has been involved in numerous training courses related to methods in research grants, continuing education courses for such healthcare professionals as physicians, nurses, exercise specialists, health club employees, and nutritionists. He is presently working with a company to give 2-3 day workshops in various countries to personal trainers and exercise program personnel, as well as to allied health professional and physicians in order to be certified at different levels by the American College of Sports Medicine. He also gives two-day workshops on exercise prescription for special health states for certification by Exercise is Medicine.
Since 2018, he has a contract with a Chinese company to organize 2 workshops per year in different cities in China on exercise prescription for chronic diseases.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He is fluent in English, French, German and Spanish and has lectured in these languages in 65 countries. He has had extensive experience travelling in, living in and working in other countries.
He has consulted with a health-related company (Living Systems) and has assisted them in applying for and receiving 2 patents and 5 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants from the National Institutes of Health. He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for a major exercise equipment company (Life Fitness), a major chain of health clubs (Bally Life Fitness), and a major shoe company (Rockport). He has been a member of the Board of Advisors for a major exercise company specializing in exercise for children and adults (HOPSports). He is presently on the scientific/medical advisory board for bioDensity, a company involved in strength training and whole body vibration equipment. He was the principal investigator of a study to look at the effects of this equipment on strength, balance and functional independence of users 65 to 90 years old. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the American Council on Exercise and is a senior advisor on exercise science.
|French||On a 10-point scale where 10 is perfect: 8.8. He has taught and lectured in French. This was done from notes. In addition, he was married for 17 years to a French-speaking woman.|
|German||On a 10-point scale where 10 is perfect: 8.0. He has lectured in German by reading and from notes.|
|Spanish||On a 10-point scale where 10 is perfect: 7.5. He has lectured in Spanish and prefers to read from material that he has written. However, he answers questions in Spanish.|