Jack Rejeski received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and is a Research Professor of Health and Exercise Science who holds adjunct appointments in both the Departments of Psychology and Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine. He has been actively involved as a behavioral scientist in research on obesity and physical activity in aging for the past 40 years and has over 200 refereed publications.
Dr. Rejeski has been an NIH investigator on more than 15 randomized clinical trials. His most recent activity include a role as principal investigator on MoTrPAC, a NIH multi-center consortium that is involved in the discovery of the molecular map underlying the health effects of exercise. Dr. Rejeski is head of the Exercise Intervention Core for MoTrPAC. He is also a co-PI with Dr. Barbara Nicklas on a community based project funded by NIA that is examining the effects of weight loss, aerobic exercise, and intervening on sedentary behavior as approaches to preventing weight regain after weight loss.
Dr. Rejeski has served as a consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the International Life Sciences Institute, the National Institute on Aging, and the International Longevity Center. A list of his publications can be accessed using the following link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/walter.rejeski.1/bibliography/45174646/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending
Research Only (Dr. Rejeski is a Research Professor)
Dr. Rejeski enjoys playing with his grandchildren, spending time with his wife, and playing an occasional round of golf.