Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA, FTOSProfessor and Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes
Assoc Exec Dir for Population and Public Health Sciences
Assoc Exec Dir for Population and Public Health
Health Care Quality Improvement Lab
Physical Activity Epidemiology
EDUCATIONPh.D. Exercise Science, Michigan State University, 1997
RESEARCH INTERESTSDr. Katzmarzyk's main research interest is the epidemiology and public health impact of obesity and physical inactivity, and determining the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, obesity and related disorders such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, particularly in children and youth. Dr. Katzmarzyk has published his research findings in more than 400 scholarly journals and books, and regularly participates in the scientific meetings of several national and international organizations. He is currently an associate editor for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and an editorial board member for the International Journal of Obesity, Pediatric Obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. Dr. Katzmarzyk’s scientific advocacy efforts include the organization of an annual public health conference on childhood obesity at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and chairing the research advisory committee for the development of The United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONSLi W., P.T. Katzmarzyk, R. Horswell, Y. Wang, J. Johnson and G. Hu. HbA1c and all-cause mortality risk among patients with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Cardiology 2016;202:490-496.
Shook R.P., G.A. Hand, C. Drenowatz, J.R. Hebert, A.E. Paluch, J.E. Blundell, J.O. Hill, P.T. Katzmarzyk, T.S. Church and S.N. Blair. Low levels of physical activity are associated with dysregulation of energy intake and fat mass gain over 1-year. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015;102;1332-1338.
Broyles S.T., K.D. Denstel, T.S. Church, J.-P. Chaput, M. Fogelholm, G. Hu, R. Kuriyan, A. Kurpad, E.V. Lambert, C. Maher, J. Maia, V. Matsudo, T. Olds, V. Onywera, O.L. Sarmiento, M. Standage, M.S. Tremblay, C. Tudor-Locke, P. Zhao and P.T. Katzmarzyk for the ISCOLE Research Group. The epidemiological transition and the global childhood obesity epidemic. International Journal of Obesity Supplements 2015;5(2):S3-S8.
Bouchard C., S.N. Blair and P.T. Katzmarzyk. Less sitting, more physical activity or higher fitness? Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2015;90:1533-1540.
Katzmarzyk P.T., T.V. Barreira, S.T. Broyles, C.M. Champagne, J.-P. Chaput, M. Fogelholm, G. Hu, W.D. Johnson, R. Kuriyan, A. Kurpad, E.V. Lambert, C. Maher, J. Maia, V. Matsudo, T. Olds, V. Onywera, O.L. Sarmiento, M. Standage, M.S. Tremblay, C. Tudor-Locke, P. Zhao and T.S. Church for the ISCOLE Research Group. Relationship between lifestyle behaviors and obesity in 9-11 year old children: Results from a 12-country study. Obesity 2015;23:1696-1702.
Katzmarzyk P.T., T.V. Barreira, S.T. Broyles, C.M. Champagne, J.-P. Chaput, M. Fogelholm, G. Hu, W.D. Johnson, R. Kuriyan, A. Kurpad, E.V. Lambert, C. Maher, J. Maia, V. Matsudo, T.S. Olds, V. Onywera, O.L. Sarmiento, M. Standage, M.S. Tremblay, C. Tudor-Locke, P. Zhao and T.S. Church for the ISCOLE Research Group. Physical activity, sedentary time and obesity in an international sample of children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2015;47:2062-2069.
Li W., P.T. Katzmarzyk, R. Horswell, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Johnson and G. Hu. Body mass index and heart failure among patients with type 2 diabetes. Circulation: Heart Failure 2015;8:455-463.
Katzmarzyk P.T., S. Barlow, C. Bouchard, P.M. Catalano, D. Hsia, T.H. Inge, C. Lovelady, H. Raynor, L. Redman, A.E. Staiano, D. Spruijt-Metz, M. Symonds, M. Vickers, D. Wilfley and J.A. Yanovski. An evolving scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders 2014;38:887-905.
Katzmarzyk P.T. Standing and mortality in a prospective cohort of Canadian adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2014;46:940-946.
Katzmarzyk P.T., F.L. Greenway, S.B. Heymsfield and C. Bouchard. Clinical utility and reproducibility of visceral adipose tissue measurements derived from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in white and African American adults. Obesity 2013:21:2221-2224.
Katzmarzyk P.T., G. Hu, W.T. Cefalu, E. Mire and C. Bouchard. The importance of waist circumference and body mass index for mortality risk in diabetic adults. Diabetes Care 2013:36:3128-3130.
Lee I.-M., E.J. Shiroma, R.L.F. Lobelo, P. Puska, S.N. Blair and P.T. Katzmarzyk. Impact of physical inactivity on the world’s major non-communicable diseases. Lancet 2012; 380 (9838):219-229.
Katzmarzyk P.T., W. Shen, A. Baxter-Jones, J.D. Bell, N.F. Butte, E.W. Demerath, V. Gilsanz, M.I. Goran, V. Hirschler, H.H. Hu, C. Maffeis, R.M. Malina, M.J. Muller, A. Pietrobelli and J.C.K. Wells. Adiposity in children and adolescents: Correlates and clinical consequences of fat stored in specific body depots. Pediatric Obesity 2012; 7:e42-e61.
Katzmarzyk P.T., E. Mire and C. Bouchard. Abdominal obesity and mortality: The Pennington Center Longitudinal Study. Nutrition and Diabetes 2012; 2: e42; doi:10.1038/nutd.2012.15.
Barreira T.V., D.M. Harrington, A.E. Staiano, S.B. Heymsfield and P.T. Katzmarzyk. Body adiposity index, body mass index and body fat in white and black adults. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 2011;306:828-830.
Katzmarzyk P.T., G.A. Bray, F.L. Greenway, W.D. Johnson, R.L. Newton, Jr., E. Ravussin, D.H. Ryan, S.R. Smith and C. Bouchard. Racial differences in abdominal depot-specific adiposity in white and African American adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010;91:7-15.
Katzmarzyk P.T., T.S. Church, C.L. Craig and C. Bouchard. Sitting time and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2009;41:998-1005.