Science Board

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board is a subcommittee of the Council that helps elevate scientific research related to physical activity, physical fitness, sports, and nutrition.

The Science Board Subcommittee assists the Council in its efforts to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all Americans. This assistance includes sharing scientific expertise related to Council activities, supporting the implementation of specific initiatives, or developing science-based reports.

2022 Science Board

The 2022 Science Board is focused on physical activity among older adults and supporting the development of a Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults.

The members of the 2022 Science Board are:

  • Barbara J. Nicklas, PhD – Wake Forest School of Medicine, Science Board Chair
  • Susan W. Buchholz, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN Michigan State University, College of Nursing
  • David E. Conroy, PhD, FACSM, FSBM The Pennsylvania State University
  • Cheryl Der Ananian, PhD – College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
  • Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH, FACSM – Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
  • Mark Fenton, MSTufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
  • Deborah H. John, PhD, MS Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • NiCole R. Keith, PhD, FACSM, FNAK Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • David X. Marquez, PhD, FNAK, FACSM, FSBM, FGSA – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jacqueline Osborne, DPTAcademy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

2020-2021 Science Board

The 2020-2021 Science Board supported the Council’s work to improve the U.S. youth sports landscape. Read the 2020-2021 Science Board resources submitted and presented to the Council during the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Read past issues of Elevate Health

Elevate Health was a publication of the Council’s Science Board that focused on fitness, sports, and nutrition until 2016. Explore past issues in our virtual library.