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InCHIP Lecture: John M. Jakicic, PhD

Thursday, February 13, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ray Ryan Bldg, Room 204

John M. Jakicic, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, February 13, 2020

J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204

John M. Jakicic, PhD is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Physical Activity, and is also the Director of the Healthy Lifestyle Institute. In these roles he has been instrumental in transformative initiatives at the regional, national, and international levels to emphasis the important of physical activity as a key lifestyle behavior for enhancing health. Dr. Jakicic has a national and international reputation as a leading scholar in this area, which has resulted in Dr. Jakicic securing over $40 million (direct costs) in extramural funding to support these research efforts. This also resulted in Dr. Jakicic authoring or co-authoring over 220 research manuscripts and book chapters during his career. These efforts include Dr. Jakicic serving as the Principal Investigator at the Pittsburgh Clinical Center for the multi-center MoTrPAC Study, which is the largest investment by the National Institutes of Health to study pathways by which exercise enhances health. Dr. Jakicic’s research also focuses on the interaction between energy expenditure and energy intake, the influence of these factors on body weight regulation, and the biological and behavioral pathways by which physical activity impacts health-related outcomes. Dr. Jakicic has served on various national and international committees to develop physical activity guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity and other chronic conditions, and was a member of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee. Thus, he has been influential in the heightened awareness of physical activity and sedentary behavior as a key lifestyle factors related to health.

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