Dr. Kyle McInnis, Chair
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sciences
Dr. Kyle McInnis is a nationally recognized educator, researcher, and leader in the field of exercise science. His professional expertise involves the role of physical activity for improving health and preventing chronic diseases. Dr. McInnis professional background involves leadership with many prestigious health-related organizations. He is a Fellow and former Board of Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the world’s most prestigious exercise and sports medicine organization. He is extensively involved with the YMCA movement where he serves on the national Medical Advisory Committee, a position that sets polices for over 2,600 YMCA facilities in the U.S. He has served as Adjunct Research Scientist in the Program in Nutritional Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Member of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center; and founding Research Director of the UMass/Children’s Hospital Boston GoKids Research and Training Center. Dr. McInnis is currently working on an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a national program called Active Science that integrates physical activity, technology, and academic achievement in school-age children.