Zan Gao

Associate Professor of Physical Activity and Health

Dr. Zan Gao obtained his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2007. He is a faculty at the School of Kinesiology in University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, specializing in physical activity and health. Dr. Gao’s research has primarily focused on promoting health through population-based physical activity interventions with emerging technologies such as active video games, online social media and mobile device apps. In the past several years, Dr. Gao has given over 150 presentations at various international and national conferences. He has also published over 100 (including 50 first authored) book chapters and research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Obesity Review, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES), and the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE). Dr. Gao has been the recipient of several international and national awards, including the 2008 National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award, 2009 American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) Mabel Lee Award, 2013 National Association for Sport and Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction Heitmann Young Scholar Award, and 2015 SHAPE America Leroy T. Walker Young Professional Award. Dr. Gao has been the principal investigator of National Institute of Health research grant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant and AAHPERD Seed Grant. He also serves as a reviewer for many journals including, but not limited to RQES, JTPE, the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Journal of School Health, as the Section Editor for Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, the Editorial Board Member for the JTPE and International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Editor-in-chief for Journal of Research, Teaching, and Media in Kinesiology. He is currently the Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine, and the Fellow of AAHPERD Research Consortium. He is the President Elect of International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health. He was on faculty at University of Utah and Texas Tech University from 2007-2012.

高赞博士简介

高赞博士现任教于美国明尼苏达大学,终身教授,运动流行病学实验室主任, 博士生导师。他1996年毕业于湖南师范大学获得体育教学学士学位(足球专业),1999年毕业于北京体育大学获得体育教学硕士学位(足球教学训练专业),1999年至2002年在中国体育报业总社担任记者和编辑2007年在美国路易斯安纳州立大学获得运动机能学博士学位。目前他的主要研究兴趣集中于通过运动干预促进人体健康,运用新兴科技产品(如智能手机应用和体感游戏机等)来促进各个人群的体育活动水平和健康,以及运动技能身体体质和体育活动水平的测量评价。迄今为止, 他已在国际以及北美各种学术会议做过150多场学术报告,并在各种国际学术刊物如美国预防医学杂志,肥胖综述,美国医学学会儿科子刊,和运动科学研究季刊等核心期刊和书籍发表100多篇论文,包括第一作者学术论文50多篇。他在近些年获得多项顶级的国际奖项和荣誉,包括2006 年获全美教育研究协会体育教学研究兴趣小组研究生奖,2007 年获全美健康体育娱乐舞蹈联合会鲁斯阿贝纳斯主席奖学金奖,2008年获全美运动体育高等教育联合会青年学者奖,2009年获全美健康体育娱乐舞蹈联合会美宝李青年学者奖, 2013年美国运动体育教学协会青年学者奖,和2015年美国体育健康协会莱若沃克青年学者奖。目前高赞博士担任体育教学研究杂志, 健康游戏杂志,以及国际行为营养和体育活动杂志的编委会成员,运动体育测量和评价的责任编辑,运动科学研究教学媒介的责任主编辑,并为30种专业刊物审稿,包括运动科学研究季刊,美国公共健康杂志,教育学研究杂志,体育与健康杂志,学校健康杂志,运动体育心理学杂志等。他也担任很多大型科研课题的负责人,包括国家卫生研究院研究基金、罗伯特伍德约翰逊基金会研究基金和全美健康体育娱乐舞蹈联合会种子基金等。高赞博士现为美国运动医学院院士,美国体育健康协会研究所院士,国际华人体育与健康协会下任主席。他曾任教于美国犹他大学和德克萨斯理工大学,并被聘为北京体育大学和重庆大学客座教授,2016年湖南师范大学海外高端学者,2016年湖南大学海外名师,和2017年湖南省海外名师。

Zan Gao