"What’s UP (Undermining Prevention) with Summer: Is Summertime Undermining Obesity Prevention Efforts During the School Year?"

Michael W. Beets, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Exercise Science
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina

Michael Beets received his PhD in Health Education and Behavior from Oregon State University in 2007 and an MPH and MEd from Wichita State University. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, where he serves as Program Director for the MPH in Physical Activity and Public Health and the Graduate Division Head of Health Aspects of Physical Activity.

His research interests include physical activity promotion and dietary behaviors in children and family, and socio-ecological influences on physical activity and dietary behaviors for children with disabilities. He is PI on two NICHD grants, one focused on healthy eating and activity time in summer camps and one titled “Policy to Practice: Statewide Rollout of YMCA Childhood Obesity Standards.”