Janz elected to National Academy of Kinesiology executive board

Janz elected to National Academy of Kinesiology executive board

Kathleen Janz, professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology, has been elected to a two-year appointment on the National Academy of Kinesiology executive committee. 

Janz will work with five other executive committee members to oversee the professional business of the academy.   

The 100-year-old National Academy of Kinesiology is the most prestigious North American society of kinesiology. It promotes the study and educational applications of human movement and physical activity and, through a limited nomination and election of members, it honors research scientists who have made significant contributions to field. Membership is limited to 165 active fellows.  

Janz is known for her work in establishing the dose-response of physical activity and physical fitness to muscle-skeletal and metabolic health. Her research has expanded the use of objective measures of everyday physical activity to better understand the interactions of growth, development, and lifestyle to health. She has worked with federal, state, and local groups to set physical activity guidelines and recommendations, as well as directly deliver programs to promote and support physical activity in communities. She has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for two decades and has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles in refereed journals.