tim_church_mdDr. Tim Church is a Professor, the John S. McIlhenny Endowed Chair and is the director of the Laboratory of Preventive Medicine at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Church earned his Medical Degree and PhD (structural and cellular biology) from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed a residency in preventive medicine at Tulane during which time he obtained a Masters in Public Health. Dr. Church’s research focuses on exercise and health.

He is an author on more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, has received several awards for his research and co-authored the book Move Yourself. Dr. Church is frequently used as an expert on national interviews regarding exercise, obesity and health, and has been interviewed by such outlets as NBC’s Today show, USA Today, TIME magazine, the Washington Post, O – The Oprah Magazine and CNN.