Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA, FTOS

Professor and Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes
Assoc Exec Dir for Population and Public Health Sciences

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Exercise Science, Michigan State University, 1997

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Katzmarzyk is an internationally recognized leader in the field of physical activity and obesity, with a special emphasis on pediatrics and ethnic health disparities. He has over two decades of experience in conducting large clinical and population-based studies in children and adults. Dr. Katzmarzyk has a special interest in global health, and has a record of building research capacity in physical activity and obesity research in developing countries. He has published his research in more than 470 scholarly journals and books, and has delivered over 180 invited lectures in 15 countries. He is an Associate Editor for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and an editorial board member for Pediatric Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. In addition to his research, Dr. Katzmarzyk plays a leading role in national health advocacy initiatives. He chairs the Research Advisory Committee for the U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth for the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. He also serves on the 2018 U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Selected Publications
For a complete list of Dr. Katzmarzyk’s publications, please click here: PubMed Link

Katzmarzyk P.T., I.-M. Lee, C.K. Martin and S.N. Blair. Epidemiology of physical activity and exercise training. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 2017;60:3-10.

Ding D., K.D. Lawson, T. Kolbe-Alexander, E. Finkelstein, P.T. Katzmarzyk, W. van Mechelen and M. Pratt. The economic burden of physical inactivity: A global analysis of major non-communicable diseases. The Lancet 2016;388:1311-1324.

Katzmarzyk P.T., K.N. Denstel, K. Beals, C. Bolling, C. Wright, S.E. Crouter, T.L. McKenzie, R.R. Pate, B.E. Saelens, A.E. Staiano, H. Stanish and S.B. Sisson. Results from the United States of America’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2016;13(Suppl.2):S307-S308.

Li 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. The 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.

Hu G., P. Jousilahti, R. Antikainen, P.T. Katzmarzyk and J. Tuomilehto. Joint effects of physical activity, body mass index, waist circumference and waist-hip ratio with the risk of heart failure. Circulation 2010:121:237-244.
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.
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