Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko earned a B.S. degree in exercise science from the University of London, London, UK, and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind, USA, also in exercise science. Chodzko-Zajko’s primary research interests are in the area of aging and health. He is the Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana and Champaign, Ill, USA. Chodzko-Zajko is the Principal Investigator on a series of projects charged with developing a national strategy for promoting healthy aging in the USA. The National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity among Adults Age 50 and Older serves as a guide for multiple organizations, associations, and agencies, to inform and support their planning work related to increasing physical activity among America's aging population. Recently, Chodzko-Zajko chaired the writing group which authored the 2009 American College of Sports Medicine’s Position Stand on Physical Activity and Exercise for Older Adults. Chodzko-Zajko served as founding Editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity from 1992-2002. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Exercise. Chodzko Zajko is frequently invited to disseminate information about healthful aging as a keynote speaker in national and international meetings. Chodzko-Zajko has appeared on many television and radio shows, including the NBC Today Show, National Public Radio, and CNN. In addition to his work in the area of aging, Chodzko-Zajko is a photographer whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Europe, North America, and Asia.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2011

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