Committee Member

Charles H. Hillman, PhD

Department of Psychology
Department of Health Sciences
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Dr. Hillman received his doctorate from the University of Maryland in 2000. He then began his career on the faculty at the University of Illinois, where he was a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health for 16 years. He continued his career at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he currently holds appointments in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Health Sciences. He directs the Laboratory for Cognitive and Brain Health, which has the mission of understanding the role of health behaviors on brain, cognition, and academic achievement to maximize health and well-being, and promote the effective functioning of individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Hillman has published more than 135 refereed journal articles and 10 book chapters, and has co-edited a text entitled Functional Neuroimaging in Exercise and Sport Sciences. He has served on an Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences committee entitled Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, and his work has been funded by the NIH, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and several private sponsors. Finally, his work has been featured in the media including: CNN, National Public Radio, Good Morning America, Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times.