Dr. Thom McKenzie is Emeritus Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University and former Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego. A native of Canada, he is a former school physical education and health teacher, coach, and administrator, director of residential camping programs for the overweight, and a performance enhancement consultant with USA Volleyball National Teams for 16 years. He has authored or co-authored over 170 scientific papers and chapters and developed numerous assessment, curricular, and mediated materials.Dr. McKenzie is a Fellow of four professional organizations and has been an investigator on 14 large-scale multidisciplinary research projects supported by the National Institutes of Health, including SPARK, CATCH, MSPAN, TAAG, and MOVE. His expertise in designing and assessing physical activity programs for diverse populations is widely recognized, including being selected as a member of the Science Board, President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports (2006-2009). He has received numerous professional awards, including the International Olympic Committee President’s Prize for sport and physical education program development, research, and scholarship, Public Service Award from the International Society of Behavior Analysis, Hall of Fame Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lifetime Achievement Award, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN).
Current Research Project(s)
- An Ecological Approach to Addressing Childhood Obesity Issues in Imperial County (Our Choice/Nuestra Opcion)
- San Diego Prevention Research Center (SDPRC)
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