CHARLESTON AREA ALUMNI BREAKFAST
WHO’S INVITED: ALL FRIENDS AND ALUMNI OF THE CITADEL
Speaker: CHANGE - Dr. Bornstein will be early 2021
Dr. Daniel B. Bornstein
Director of the Center for Performance, Readiness, Resiliency, and Recovery
Dr. Daniel B. Bornstein, Director of the Center for Performance, Readiness, Resiliency, and Recovery is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance in the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics. Dr. Bornstein began working at The Citadel in 2013 after completing his Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Bornstein founded and was C.E.O. of two fitness companies based in Tucson, AZ, which focused on individual-level health and human performance for wide variety of populations including elite sport and military athletes. Dr. Bornstein’s Ph.D. and current research agenda is on effective strategies for increasing population-levels of physical activity in order to improve the fitness, health and security of our nation.
Dr. Bornstein has published extensively and presents regularly at national and international conferences in the areas of physical activity and public health including: physical activity monitoring, physical activity communication, physical activity policy, and physical activity messaging. Currently, Dr. Bornstein is leading a series of research studies investigating the impacts of physical inactivity and low physical fitness on military readiness and national security. Dr. Bornstein’s research has been featured in over 130 media outlets worldwide, including USA Today, Newsweek, Stars and Stripes, and National Public Radio. Based on his research, Dr. Bornstein has provided numerous briefings to senior military personnel and lawmakers, including briefings at The Pentagon and Capitol Hill.
In addition to his research, Dr. Bornstein has held national leadership positions in the physical activity and public health field including: Project Coordinator for the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan from 2009-2014, and Chair of the American Public Health Association’s Physical Activity Section from 2015-2016. Dr. Bornstein currently serves on several national committees including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Physical Activity Communications, the American Heart Association’s Expert Advisory Group on Physical Education and Physical Activity Policy in Schools, and he’s currently Chair of the National Physical Activity Plan’s Communications Committee. Locally, Dr. Bornstein is a member of the Mayor’s Health and Wellness Committee for the City of Charleston, and he is Chair of The Citadel’s Fitness Pillar.
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