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Epidemiology of Physical Activity: Mount St. Joseph University

Epidemiology of Physical Activity: Mount St. Joseph University

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    This custom ebook includes chapters from Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition, and Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health. It has been specifically designed for students taking the course Epidemiology of Physical Activity (HLT 320) at Mount St. Joseph University.

    Audience

    Custom ebook for students taking the course Epidemiology of Physical Activity (HLT 320) at Mount St. Joseph University.

    Table of Contents

    Fundamentals of Public Health
    From Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health

    Origins of Physical Activity Epidemiology
    From Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition

    Fundamentals of Kinesiology
    From Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health

    Concepts and Methods in Physical Activity Epidemiology
    From Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition

    Measurement and Surveillance of Physical Activity and Fitness
    From Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition

    Adopting and Maintaining a Physically Active Lifestyle
    From Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition

    All-Cause Mortality
    From Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition

    Coronary Heart Disease
    From Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition

    Physical Activity and Obesity
    From Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition

    Physical Activity and Diabetes
    From Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition

    About the Author

    Rod K. Dishman, PhD, is a professor of exercise science, an adjunct professor of psychology, and the director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia at Athens. He is also an adjunct professor in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Dr. Dishman is a reviewer for more than 50 journals, including Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and American Journal of Public Health. He has served on editorial boards of numerous journals in preventive medicine and public health, such as Exercise and Sport Science Reviews, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, and Health Psychology and as an exercise consultant to public health agencies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has published approximately 150 peer-reviewed articles and written or edited several books related to physical activity and health.

    Dr. Dishman is an American College of Sports Medicine fellow, where he has served as a member of the Research Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the jury for selection of the Olympic Prize in Sport Sciences awarded by the International Olympic Committee's Medical Commission and served on the scientific advisory committee for the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. He resides in Athens, Georgia.

    Gregory Heath, DHSc, MPH, has been contributing to the field of exercise science and health promotion for over 25 years. Dr. Heath is the Guerry Professor of Exercise Science and head of the department of health and human performance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Previously, he worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as lead health scientist in the Physical Activity and Health Branch. He has extensive experience in conducting studies and data analyses in the areas of physical activity epidemiology and public health practice.

    Dr. Heath is a fellow in the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He earned his doctorate of health science in applied physiology and nutrition and his master's of public health in epidemiology from Loma Linda University.

    I-Min Lee, MBBS, MPH, ScD, is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, and an associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Her main research interest is in the role of physical activity in promoting health and preventing chronic disease. This extends to characteristics associated with a physically active way of life, such as maintenance of ideal body weight. She also is concerned with issues relating to women's health. Lee has published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and is a frequent invited presenter, teacher, and speaker at local, national, and international levels.

    A reviewer for 30 journals, including Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine, Lee also serves on the editorial board for Harvard Women’s Health Watch, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, and the Brazilian Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

    Lee is an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society and a member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, the American Heart Association, and the International Society for Physical Activity and Health. She is a member and fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has served on the ACSM’s Research Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees. Dr. Lee also served on the scientific advisory committee for the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    Lee is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, in particular the Young Epidemiologist Award from the Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom (1999); the William G. Anderson Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (2007); the Charles C. Shepard Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009); and the ACSM’s Citation Award (2011).

    Lee resides in Brookline, Massachusetts.

    Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology and kinesiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus and the University of Texas at Austin. Before this appointment, he served as lead epidemiologist and team leader in the Physical Activity and Health Branch of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

    He has worked since 1984 in the area of physical activity and health, including conducting research, developing and evaluating intervention programs for adults and children, and developing and advising on policy issues. He earned his doctorate in epidemiology and community health studies at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health and a master’s of science degree in public health at the University of South Carolina. Kohl’s other areas of specialization are biostatistics and health promotion.

    His research interests include current focuses on physical activity, exercise, fitness and health, and sports medicine surveillance systems for musculoskeletal injuries. In his recent efforts, he has concentrated on national and international physical activity surveillance and epidemiology issues as well as program development and evaluation studies for the promotion of school-based physical activity for children and adolescents.

    Kohl has served as an elected trustee and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology. He is the founding president of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health. He has served in an editorial capacity for several scientific journals and is currently coeditor of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. He has published more than 150 articles, chapters, and monographs in the scientific literature.

    Tinker D. Murray, PhD, is a professor of health and human performance at Texas State University in San Marcos. He earned his PhD in physical education from Texas A&M University in 1984. His research interests include school-based and clinical-based youth physical activity interventions for the prevention of obesity and diabetes, continuing education opportunities for coaching education, and personal fitness and training applications related to exercise physiology.

    From 1982 to 1984, Murray served as director of cardiac rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center, where he was twice recognized for his exceptional performance. Since 1984, he has been at Southwest Texas and Texas State University, where he served as the director of employee wellness from 1984 to 1988 and director of the exercise performance laboratory from 1984 to 2000. He was a volunteer assistant cross country and track coach at Southwest Texas from 1985 to 1988 and helped win three Gulf Star Conference titles.

    From 1985 to 1988, he was a subcommittee member for the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness that developed the Fit Youth Today Program. He served as lecturer and examiner for the USA Track and Field Level II Coaching Certification Program from 1988 to 2008 and as the vice chair of the Governor's Commission for Physical Fitness in Texas from 1993 to 1994. He has worked with the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) since 2003 as a facilitator with the Professional Development Cooperative, which promotes continuing education opportunities.

    Murray is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is certified as an ACSM program director. He was a two-time president of the Texas regional chapter of ACSM (1987 and 1994). He served on the national ACSM Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2001. In the fall of 2003, he was a guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. He has been a member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) since 2009 and has attended all three biannual meetings of the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health.