|Bob McMurray, PhD|
|Smith Gunter Distinguished Professor
Allied Health Sciences
Bob McMurray's Biosketch
|1976||Indiana University||PhD, Human Performance|
|1968||Ball State University||MA, Physical Education|
|1968||SUC at Cortland||BSE, Physical Education|
Dr. McMurray's research focuses on the effect of exercise on cardiovascular disease risk factors, insulin and adipokines in children. He is part of a research team that has been funded for over two decades to develop strategies for implementing cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk reduction programs in youth and improving physical activity levels in youth. He has worked on the 14-year Cardiovascular Health in Children Study, the Energy Expenditure of Physical Activity, the 6-year Trial for Activity in Adolescent Girls, and 7-year middle school diabetes prevention project. He works as part of the coordinating center for the National Hispanic Community Health Study – Solinas. He is presently working on an obesity reduction program for obese parents and children. He is also interested in factors controlling metabolism during exercise. He is the Smith Gunter Distinguished Professor in Exercise and Sport Science, a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, and Past President of the Southeast College of Sports Medicine. He has served as a reviewer for a variety of exercise and medical journals as well as the NIH.