Public lecture explores ‘the Biggest Public Health Problem in the 21st Century’
Internationally renowned physical activity expert Steven Blair, a Retired Professor from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, delivered a public lecture at Leeds Beckett’s Headingley Campus on Thursday 2 February at 6pm.
Steven N. Blair is a Retired Professor from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. His research examines the role of physical activity on all-cause mortality; in preventing or reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and type 2 diabetes; and in promoting independent and quality of life in older adults.
Steven is a fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, Society for Behavioural Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, and American Kinesiology Academy, and was elected to membership in the American Epidemiological Society. He is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, and the American Kinesiology Academy. He has delivered lectures to medical, scientific, and lay groups in 48 states and 50 countries. He has published more than 700 papers and chapters in scientific literature, and is one of the most highly cited exercise scientists with more than 50,000 citations to his body of work.