Dr. Steven N. Blair, P.E.D.
Steven N. Blair is a professor at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Blair is a fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, Society for Behavioral Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, and American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and was elected to membership in the American Epidemiological Society. He was the first president of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity and is a past-president of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Dr. Blair is the recipient of three honorary doctoral degrees–Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium; Doctor of Health Science degree from Lander University, US; and Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, University of Bristol, UK. His many awards from professional associations include the Honor Award from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Robert Levy Lecture and Population Science Research Awards from the American Heart Association. In addition, Dr. Blair was granted a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and is one of the few individuals outside the US Public Health Service to be awarded the Surgeon General's Medallion. He has delivered lectures to medical, scientific, and lay groups in 48 states and 30 countries, relaying his research focuses on the associations between lifestyle and health, with a specific emphasis on exercise, physical fitness, body composition, and chronic disease. With over 450 papers and chapters in the scientific literature, Dr. Blair is one of the most highly cited exercise scientists, with over 24,000 citations to his work. He was also the Senior Scientific Editor for the US Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health.
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