Advisory Committee

Committee Members

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee is charged with reviewing the body of scientific and medical evidence in physical activity and health. Using this evidence, the Advisory Committee will prepare a scientific report that documents the background and rationale for its recommendations for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.


Abby C. King, PhD
School of Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

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


David Buchner, MD, MPH, FACSM
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

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

Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH, FACSM
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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, FACSM
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, FACSM
Department of Medicine
Duke University
Durham, NC

Richard F. Macko, MD
School of Medicine
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

David Marquez, PhD, FACSM
Exercise Psychology Laboratory
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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