2017: Russell R. Pate, PhD

"Physical Activity and Public Health: Where We've Been and Where We Need to Go"

The 29th Annual J. Warren Perry Lecture took place on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.  It was presented by Russell R. Pate, PhD, professor in the Department of Exercise Science in the Arnold Science School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.

Russell R. Pate, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.

Pate is an exercise physiologist with interests in physical activity and physical fitness in children and the health implications of physical activity. He has published more than 350 scholarly papers and has authored or edited eight books. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Heart Association, and several private foundations and corporations. He heads a research team that is currently supported by multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He served on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (2003-04), the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (2007-08), and an Institute of Medicine panel that developed guidelines on prevention of childhood obesity. He currently serves as Chair of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, and is a member of the 2017-2018 U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee.