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Robert Carter, Ph.D., MPH
Exercise is Medicine Month; Underserved Populations
Next year will mark the first World Congress on Exercise is Medicine™ – an official launch of the globalization the EIM program has achieved since its inception in 2007.
The guiding principles of Exercise is Medicine™ are shared by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA). They are designed to help improve the health and well-being of our nation through a regular physical activity prescription from doctors and other health care providers.
African Americans, women, the elderly, obese people, and those in underserved communities are less likely than others to participate in leisure-time physical activity. Dr Robert Carter, Ph.D., MPH, comes on the show to discuss how the Exercise is Medicine initiative can help minorities and the underserved populations to overcome some of the health disparities facing these populations.
Dr. Robert Carter III (Major, U.S. Army Medical Service Corps) serves as the Deputy Director for Research & Technology, Medical Systems within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. In addition to his duties at the Pentagon, Major Carter serves as a White House Social Aide for the President and First Lady of the United States. Since February 2010, Major Carter has been deployed to Afghanistan on a special assignment as the Medical Science & Technology Advisor to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.
Prior to his current post, he was assigned from 2006 to 2008 at the Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées, La Tronche France as part of a Department of Defense (DoD) effort to promote international cooperation in military scientific research and development. Prior to serving in France, he served as a research physiologist and epidemiologist at the United States Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, MA from 2001 to 2006.
Dr. Carter is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), served as the Massachusetts state representative for ACSM, as the Texas chapter graduate student representative, and currently serves as the chair of the subcommittee on global health and on the committee for membership and leadership diversity. In 2009, he was appointed to the Exercise is Medicine Advisory Board and chair of the subcommittee on underserved populations.
In 2003, Minority Access, Inc through a corporative agreement with the National Institutes of Health Office of Minority Health recognized Dr. Carter as National Role Model in biomedical research.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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