I-Min Lee, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard University, will be the featured speaker for the 4th Annual Mike and Terry Metzler Distinguished Lecture, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. in Georgia State University’s Centennial Hall Auditorium (100 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta). The lecture will also be live streamed here.
She will give a presentation entitled, “Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention: What Should I Be Doing?”
Chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are the leading causes of death worldwide. In her lecture, Lee will look at evidence showing that physical activity can reduce the risk of developing these diseases. She will also review encouraging findings from recent studies showing that very modest levels of physical activity can bring significant health benefits.
Lee’s primary research interest is in the role of physical activity for promoting health and well-being. She has published more than 540 scientific articles and served as editor or co-editor of physical activity epidemiology textbooks that have been translated into the Korean and Chinese languages. Lee has served on national and international expert panels developing physical activity guidelines, including the inaugural 2008 U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines, the 2010 WHO Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health and the 2013 AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. She is principal investigator of one of the first large-scale epidemiologic studies using accelerometers to measure physical activity and sedentary behavior among 18,000 participants in the Women’s Health Study from 2011 to 2015, who are currently being followed for health outcomes.
The purpose of the Metzler Distinguished Lecture, founded by Georgia State retired faculty members Mike and Terry Metzler, is to feature scholarship, research, policy and programs that promote physical activity for healthy living.
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