Thursday, April 22 | 3 - 4 p.m. EDT
What are research checklists, and how can they be used to enhance studies and related manuscripts? Join ACSM and Hayley V. MacDonald, Ph.D.; Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., FACSM; and John B. Bartholomew, Ph.D., FACSM, for an insightful discussion. These member experts will provide a basic overview of research checklists; discuss their utility in enhancing adherence to reporting guidelines when designing studies and submitting manuscripts for publication; and address practical considerations for enhancing the quality of research in exercise science. Additionally, they will describe how the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (TJACSM) uses research checklists in the submission process.
Hayley V. MacDonald, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Exercise Science at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Her research focuses on human cardiovascular and metabolic health responses to clinical and lifestyle-related factors (i.e., chronic disease or health conditions, exercise / physical activity and occupational / workplace stressors) using both participant-level (primary research) and aggregate-level (meta-analysis) data.
Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., FACSM, is the associate executive director for Population and Public Health Sciences at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His research focuses on physical activity and obesity, with a special emphasis on pediatrics and ethnic health disparities. He has more than two decades of experience in conducting large clinical and population-based studies in children and adults.
John B. Bartholomew, Ph.D., FACSM, is a professor and the department chair of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. His research centers on the promotion of physical activity, with a specific interest in interventions that target school day activity in children. He has served as editor-in-chief of the TJACSM since 2017.