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.
James Annesi, Ph.D.
University of Alabama Birmingham and Kennesaw State University
Jason Beck, M.D.
Arkansas Specialty Radiology
Maria Borodina, M.D., Ph.D.
Russian Federal Medical-biological Agency
Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Tyler Cooper, M.D., MPH
Cooper Aerobics, Cooper Clinic
Lori Deemer, M.D.
Hancock Wellness Centers
Mikel Izquierdo, Ph.D.
Public University of Navarra, Navarrabiomed, Spanish Olympic Committee
Lee Johnson, M.D.
Baptist Medical Center, Arkansas State House of Representatives
David Katz, M.D., MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
DietID and True Health Initiative
Mark Panigutti, M.D.
Southwest General Medical Center
Robert Sallis, M.D., FAAFP, FACSM
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Michelle Segar, Ph.D., MPH, MS
University of Michigan