ACSM's Brown Bag Series (archived)

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Archived Series: ACSM's Brown Bag

ACSM’s Brown Bag series gives students and professionals a chance to learn more about the diverse science ACSM members conduct. The informal discussions highlight what ACSM members study, the general research methodology they use and some of the interesting results their research generates.

For insights on how to incorporate these webinars into your lesson plans, check out this blog by Lynette Craft, Ph.D., FACSM and Beth Taylor, Ph.D., FACSM. 

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Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Can We Really Be Obese and Healthy?

Sarah M. Camhi, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, ACSM-EIM2, FACSM, FAHA
April 2022

Cultivating a Mind for Medals: Inside Winter Olympic Medal Performance

Dr. Stephen P. Gonzalez, CMPC
March 2022

Skiing Even Faster: Winter Olympics in Beijing

Hans-Christer Homberg
February 2022

Cannabis Trends in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine

Jeff Konin, Ph.D., ATC, PT, FACSM
December 2021

Leveraging the Human-Dog Bond to Promote Physical Activity

Katie Potter, Ph.D.
November 2021

Delivery and Assessment of Physical Activity in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Lauren Ptomey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D. and Joseph Sherman, M.S
October 2021


Insights from 25 Years Chasing Wildland Fire Crews

Brent Ruby, Ph.D., FACSM
September 2021


Thermoregulatory Sweating: A Particularly Human Benefit and Potential Problem

Thad Wilson, Ph.D.
May 2021

Muscle & Bone: A Match Made for Strength

Vanessa R. Yingling, Ph.D. FACSM

April 2021

Mental Toughness in Sport

Andreas Stamatis, Ph.D.
March 2021

Can You Outrun a Bad Diet? 

Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., FACSM
February 2021

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice in Underserved Populations

Bhibha M. Das, Ph.D., FACSM
January 2021

Afferent Signaling and Endurance Exercise Performance: Friend or Foe

Christopher D. Black, Ph.D., FACSM
October 2020

Exercise Support for People with Type 1 Diabetes Plus Sedentary Lifestyle

Garrett Ash, Ph.D.
September 2020 

Implementation & Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Physical Activity Screening & Promotion Program

Sarah Linke, Ph.D.
May 2020

Using Sport Injury Surveillance Data to Study Injury Outcomes

Avinash Chandran, Ph.D.
April 2020 

Navigating Performance Nutrition in Elite Collegiate Athletics during the Postseason

Nancy Rodriguez, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM
March 2020 

Hemostasis: Both Hero and Villain of the Cardiovascular System

Paul R. Nagelkirk, Ph.D., FACSM
February 2020 

The Science of Sitting Less

Bethany Barone Gibbs, PhD, FAHA
November 2019

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Mortality, Mind and Muscle

Beth Taylor, Ph.D., FACSM
October 2019

The Dirty Side of Research: Testing Out on the Trail

James Navalta, Ph.D.
September 2019

The Wired Driver: A Discussion of
Biometric Sensing in Motorsport

Edward Potkanowicz, Ph.D.
May 2019

Too Hot, Too Cold or Just Right: New
Insights into Thermoregulation       

Zachary Schlader, Ph.D., FACSM
April 2019

Hard-Hitting Research: Brain Injury Risk
in Youth Football

Thayne Munce, Ph.D., FACSM   
March 2019

Policies for Promotion of Physical
Activity in Youth

Russell R. Pate, Ph.D., FACSM
February 2019

The Warfighter Human Performance Program at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit

Erin Simmons, Ph.D.
January 2019

ACL Injury and Recovery: The Importance
of Early Rehabilitation

Susan Sigward, Ph.D., P.T., ATC
November 2018

Optimizing the High-Level Athlete: Integrating Testing, Monitoring and Application

Shawn Arent, Ph.D., FACSM
October 2018

Using Wearables and Technology to Encourage Healthy Behaviors

Christine Pellegrini, Ph.D.
September 2018

U.S. Air Force Physical Fitness Tests and Standards Research and Development

Neal Baumgartner, Ph.D.
August 2018

Resistance Exercise in Treating
Substance Use Disorder

Joe Ciccolo, Ph.D.
July 2018

The “Accidental” Rocket Scientist

Stuart M. Lee, Ph.D.
June 2018

Physical Fitness and Blood Glucose Influence Performance in IndyCar Racing

David Ferguson, Ph.D.
May 2018

Improving Iron Status in the Female Athlete

Diana DellaValle, Ph.D., R.D., LDN
April 2018

Exercise Hedonics: Pleasure/ Displeasure Responses to Exercise

Panteleimon "Paddy" Ekkekakis, Ph.D., FACSM
March 2018

Illness and Injury in Paralympic
Athletes during the Games

Cheri Blauwet, M.D., FACSM
February 2018

Biomechanics of Figure Skating

Deborah King, Ph.D.
January 2018