Advisory Committee

Committee Members

Below are the names of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee members.


Abby C. King, PhD, FACSM, FSBM
Department of Health Research & Policy
Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Kenneth E. Powell, MD, MPH
Georgia Department of Human Resources (Retired)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Retired)
Atlanta, GA


David Buchner, MD, MPH
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

Wayne Campbell, PhD
Department of Nutrition Science
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Kirk I. Erickson, PhD
Department of Psychology
Department of Geriatric Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Charles H. Hillman, PhD
Department of Psychology
Department of Health Sciences
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

John M. Jakicic, PhD
Department of Health and Physical Activity
Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Kathleen F. Janz, EdD
Department of Health and Human Physiology
Department of Epidemiology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

William E. Kraus, MD
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Duke University
Durham, NC

Richard F. Macko, MD
Departments of Neurology and Medicine, Geriatrics
School of Medicine
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

David X. Marquez, PhD
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
School of Medicine
School of Public Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Russell R. Pate, PhD
Department of Exercise Science
School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Linda S. Pescatello, PhD
Department of Kinesiology
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD
Gramercy Research Group
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC