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March 25th, 2013
Kohl to speak at Texas State


Harold W. "Bill" Kohl

Harold W. “Bill” Kohl

Harold W. “Bill” Kohl, who has published numerous influential studies promoting physical activity, will present “The Physical Inactivity Pandemic: An Urgent, Global Public Health Priority” during the spring Brennan and Smith Lecture on April 4 for the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University.

The lecture will be held in room 157 of Centennial Hall on campus at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kohl is a professor of epidemiology and disease control in the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and the Department of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin. He worked previously at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a leader in national and international efforts to prevent disease and premature mortality through promotion of physical activity and exercise.

Kohl is the founding president of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health as well as co-editor of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and was recently named to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board.


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