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Medical, Science, and Health Advisory Council

IHRSA’s first ever Medical, Science, and Health Advisory Council advises IHRSA’s executive staff and board of directors on current research and science that advances the health and fitness industry and protects public safety while improving individual and population health.

Meet the IHRSA Medical, Science, and Health Advisory Council

Recent events have demonstrated the need for the health and fitness industry to work closely with the medical, science, and public health communities. IHRSA is proud to launch the first step in an effort to bring experts in each sphere together for the improved health and safety of the worlds’ citizens. This diverse council will help the industry by providing technical information on current physical activity research, identifying ways to better link medical science, healthcare delivery, and preventive lifestyle measures, guide and evaluate the development and delivery of industry focused education and resources, and serve as ambassadors to publicly promote the safety and efficacy of health through proper exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits.

  • Photo of James Annesi

    James Annesi, Ph.D.

    University of Alabama Birmingham and Kennesaw State University

  • Photo of Jason Beck

    Jason Beck, M.D.

    Arkansas Specialty Radiology

  • Photo of Maria Borodina

    Maria Borodina, M.D., Ph.D.

    Russian Federal Medical-biological Agency

  • Photo of Cedric Bryant

    Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM

    American Council on Exercise (ACE)

  • Photo of Tyler Cooper

    Tyler Cooper, M.D., MPH

    Cooper Aerobics, Cooper Clinic

  • Photo of Lori Deemer

    Lori Deemer, M.D.

    Hancock Wellness Centers

  • Photo of Mikel Izquierdo

    Mikel Izquierdo, Ph.D.

    Public University of Navarra, Navarrabiomed, Spanish Olympic Committee

  • Photo of Lee Johnson

    Lee Johnson, M.D.

    Baptist Medical Center, Arkansas State House of Representatives

  • Photo of David Katz

    David Katz, M.D., MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM

    DietID and True Health Initiative

  • Photo of Mark Panigutti

    Mark Panigutti, M.D.

    Southwest General Medical Center

  • Photo of Robert Sallis

    Robert Sallis, M.D., FAAFP, FACSM

    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

  • Photo of Michelle Segar

    Michelle Segar, Ph.D., MPH, MS

    University of Michigan