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Peter T. Katzmarzyk

Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD is Professor, Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes, Associate Executive Director for Population and Public Health Sciences, and directs the Physical Activity and Obesity Epidemiology Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Katzmarzyk is an internationally recognized leader in the field of physical activity and obesity, with a special emphasis on pediatrics and ethnic health disparities. He has over two decades of experience in conducting large clinical and population-based studies in children and adults. In addition to his research, Dr. Katzmarzyk plays a leading role in national health advocacy initiatives. He chairs the Research Advisory Committee for the U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth for the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. He also serves on the 2018 U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Hea lth and Human Services.