Executive Advisory Board
The PARC-PH has established an Executive Advisory Board that consists of leading national experts in the field of Physical Activity, Epidemiology, Medicine, and Physical Therapy. Our Executive Advisory Board is instrumental in ensuring that the PARC-PH reaches its goal of becoming a comprehensive and useful site for physical activity assessment and intervention.

Current Board Members

Dr. Jennifer Brach
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Carl Caspersen
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Molly Conroy
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Patty Freedson
Professor and Chair of Kinesiology Department
University of Massachusetts

Dr. Bret Goodpaster
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Activity
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Steve Hooker
Exercise and Wellness Program
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Arizona State University

Dr. John Jakicic
Professor/Department Chair Health and Physical Activity
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Bill Kohl
Professor and Director Physical Activity Epidemiology Program
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
University of Texas

Dr. Ronald E. LaPorte
Department of Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Chuck Matthews
Physical Activity Epidemiologist/Investigator
Nutritional Epidemiology Research Branch
National Cancer Institute

Dr. Patricia Painter
Research Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah

Dr. Kelley Pettee Gabriel
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Public Health

Dr. Caroline Richardson
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan