I completed my BS and MS degrees at the University of North Texas, in 1984/1986. I then joined Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA. as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Wellness Program Director. In 1990 I commenced and completed (1996) my doctoral work at the University of Florida, under the mentorship of Michael L. Pollock, PhD. My next 17 years were in Baton Rouge, where I served on the Faculty in Kinesiology, at LSU. I served on 29 thesis/Dissertation Committees, yielding 15 PhD's and 14 MS degrees. I participated on a number of multidisciplinary/institutional research efforts with a focus on aging (LHAS and PRIME), and modern chronic disease. I achieved the rank of Professor in 2011. I then served as Professor/Director of the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. In returning to the US I helped establish the Department of Exercise Science, at Lebanon Valley College in PA, serving as their first Chair. Together with many students, we have authored over 65 peer-reviewed articles, and 6 book chapters. I have been a member and contributor for several NIH and CDC grants. I have also served as associate editor for Medicine Science Sports and Exercise and PLOS. I joined the Department of Population Health Science at UMC in July 2018.