Gregory Hand PHOTOGregory A. Hand, PhD, MPH is Professor of Epidemiology and Founding Dean of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center School of Public Health at West Virginia University, USA. He previously served as Professor of Exercise Science and Associate Dean for Research and Practice of the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, USA. He received his PhD degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, his MPH degree from the University of South Carolina and a MS degree from the University of Arizona. He received postdoctoral training at the Moss Heart Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Dr. Hand began his research career examining the neurobiological basis for cardiovascular adjustments to muscular activity. His interest in physical activity and the physiological stress associated with movement led him to begin research on the effects of physical activity on physiological, metabolic and anthropomorphic issues related to infection and antiretroviral therapy in people living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, Dr. Hand’s research is focused on energy balance, weight management and the health outcomes associated with the amount of energy that an individual expends and consumes. He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters on the role of physical activity and exercise on determinants of health and health outcomes.
His work has been funded by multiple federal agencies, private foundations and corporate entities. He has been honored by election to American Physiological Society, The Obesity Society, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society and The American Association for Advancement of Science. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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