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Paul Ribisl
Paul Ribisl
Professor Emeritus


Dr. Paul M. Ribisl, Charles E. Taylor Professor of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University, is an exercise physiologist who was a co-founder of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Wake Forest University, which he directed from 1975-1991. Dr. Ribisl also chaired the Department of Health and Exercise Science from 1991-2007. Dr. Ribisl was named Interim Dean of the College in July 2008 and has been an Associate Dean for Academic Planning since January 2009.

His areas of research are:

Graded exercise testing in the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary heart disease,

Exercise programming and prescription for patients with chronic degenerative diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes,

Measurement of physical activity and energy expenditure.


Dr. Ribisl was currently involved in a national multi-center NHLBI trial entitled "LOOK AHEAD: A Diet and Physical Activity Intervention in Obese Diabetics". He is also currently a Co-Investigator on an NIH grant entitled: CHANGE: An Intervention to Increase Exercise Maintenance at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic.


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