Physical Activity Is an Underused Resource for COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. James Sallis
01 Dec 2022
7:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • Kinesiology
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

James F. Sallis, Ph.D is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at University of California San Diego and Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. He was trained in psychology and behavioral epidemiology. His health improvement programs have been studied and used in health care settings, schools, universities, and companies. His current research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. He has authored over 800 scientific publications that have been cited more than 200,000 times (GoogleScholar). He is currently focusing on getting research used to create healthier cities. During the pandemic he has been actively advocating for greater attention to, and application of, physical activity’s benefits. Dr. Sallis is Past-President of Society of Behavioral Medicine, member of the US National Academy of Medicine, and has won numerous national and international awards. 

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