The Global Pandemic of Physical Inactivity: An Urgent Priority for Public Health

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Date/Time:Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 at 7:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Channel:Lectures Program
Categories:Lectures, Student activities
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For nearly 30 years, Harold (Bill) Kohl has worked to promote exercise and fitness as a public health priority. He helped create the first U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines, which were published in 2008, and is an advocate for increasing physical activity among adults and children, including in K-12 school environments. The 2013-14 Pease Family Scholar.

Dr. Kohl worked previously for the Centers for Disease Control, where he served as the lead epidemiologist and team leader for the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. He is currently a professor of epidemiology and kinesiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health. He completed undergraduate training in biology and chemistry at the University of San Diego. He received his MS in Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of South Carolina, and his PhD in Community Health Studies from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston.