Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA
Associate Executive Director for Preventive Medicine and Healthy Aging
Professor and Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Endowed Chair
Assoc Exec Dir for Population and Public Health Sciences
Assoc Exec Dir for Population and Public Health
Institutional Review Board
Physical Activity Epidemiology
Ph.D. Exercise Science, Michigan State University, 1997
Dr. 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 275 scholarly journals and books, and regularly participates in the scientific meetings of several national and international organizations. He is currently an editorial board member for the International Journal of Obesity, International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 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 Louisiana’s Report Card on Physical Activity and Health for Children and Youth. Dr. Katzmarzyk was recently appointed to serve on the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Science Board.
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., 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.
Katzmarzyk P.T. and I.-M. Lee. Sedentary behavior and life expectancy in the United States. BMJ Open 2012; 2:e000828.
Katzmarzyk P.T. and A.E. Staiano. New race and ethnicity standards: Elucidating health disparities in diabetes. BMC Medicine 2012:10:42. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-42.
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; Advance Online Publication August 21, 2012.
Ross R., M. Lam, S.N. Blair, T.S. Church, M. Godwin, S.B. Hotz, A. Johnson, P.T. Katzmarzyk, L. Lévesque and S. MacDonald. Trial of prevention and reduction of obesity through active living in clinical settings: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine 2012; 172:414-424.
Barreira T.V., D.M. Harrington, A.E. Staiano, S.B. Heymsfield, S.R. Smith and P.T. Katzmarzyk. Anthropometric correlates of total body fat, abdominal adiposity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in a biracial sample of men and women. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2012;87:452-460.
Staiano A.E., B. Reeder, S. Elliott, M. Joffres, P. Pahwa, S. Kirkland, G. Paradis and P.T. Katzmarzyk. Body mass index versus waist circumference as predictors of mortality in Canadian adults. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders 2012; Advance Online Publication January 17, 2012.
Katzmarzyk P.T., B.A. Reeder, S. Elliott, M.R. Joffres, P. Pahwa, K.D. Raine, S.A. Kirkland and G. Paradis. Body mass index and risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and all-cause mortality. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2012;103:147-151.
Swift D.L., C.P. Earnest, P.T. Katzmarzyk, T. Rankinen, S.N. Blair and T.S. Church. The effect of different doses of aerobic exercise training on exercise blood pressure in overweight and obese postmenopausal women. Menopause 2012;19:503-509.
Katzmarzyk P.T. and S.A. Lear. Physical activity for obese individuals: A systematic review of effects on chronic disease risk factors. Obesity Reviews 2012;13:95-105.
Katzmarzyk P.T., T.V. Barreira, D.M. Harrington, A.E. Staiano, S.B. Heymsfield and J.M. Gimble. Relationship between abdominal fat and bone mineral density in white and African American adults. Bone 2012; 50:576-579.
Sisson S.B., S.M. Camhi, C, Tudor-Locke, W.D. Johnson and P.T. Katzmarzyk. Characteristics of step-determined physical activity categories in U.S. adults. American Journal of Health Promotion 2012;26:152-159.
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., C.M. Champagne, C. Tudor-Locke, S.T. Broyles, D. Harsha, B.M. Kennedy and W.D. Johnson. A short-term physical activity randomized trial in the Lower Mississippi Delta. PloS ONE 2011;6(10):e26667. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026667.