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Peter Katzmarzyk PhD

MEMBER SINCE: Dec 02, 2005
LAST UPDATED: Feb 01, 2009

PROFILE: Dr. Katzmarzyk is currently Professor and Associate Executive Director for Population Science at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He obtained a PhD in Exercise Science from Michigan State University in 1997, and pursued post-doctoral education at Laval University in 1998. Dr. Katzmarzyk began his career at York University where he was promoted to Associate Professor before moving to Queen's University in 2002 and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in 2007. Dr. Katzmarzyk's main research interest is the epidemiology and public health impact of obesity and physical inactivity, and determining the impact of physical activity and physical fitness on obesity and related disorders such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. He has a strong record of collaborative research on major research projects, including the Québec Family Study, the HERITAGE Family Study, the Canada Fitness Survey, the Bogalusa Heart Study, and the Canadian Heart Health Surveys. He has published his findings in more than 150 scholarly journals and books, and regularly participates in the scientific meetings of several national and international organizations. Dr. Katzmarzyk serves as a reviewer and editorial board member for several scientific journals. He is a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), and the Human Biology Association. Dr. Katzmarzyk was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology in 2002 and the New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine in 2003.

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Inst./Company Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Dept. Population Science
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Province LA
Country United States
Category Physician
Faculty Yes
Member Id# 253

Peter Katzmarzyk


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