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Kenneth E. Powell, MD, MPH

About Dr. Powell:

Board member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Fitness Index ™ (AFI)

Retired, 25 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 years with the Georgia Department of Human Resources

Area of expertise: epidemiology, physical activity, public health

OASIS Research Committee Member

Kenneth E. Powell, MD, MPH, is a public health and epidemiologic consultant. He was an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 25 years and with the Georgia Department of Human Resources for 8 years. He served on the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and other committees for the Institute of Medicine and Physical Activity Work Group for the Task Force for the Guide to Community Preventive Services. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Fellow emeritus of the American College of Physicians and American College of Epidemiology.


  • Powell KE, Paluch AE, Blair SN. Physical Activity for Health: What kind? How much? How intense? On top of what? Ann Rev Pub Health. 2011;32:349-365.
  • Powell KE, Thompson PD, Caspersen CJ, Kendrick JS.  Physical activity and the incidence of coronary heart disease. Annual Review of Public Health 1987;8:253‑87.
  • Powell KE, Mercy JA, Crosby AE, Dahlberg LL, Simon TR.  Public Health Models of Violence and Violence Prevention. In, Kurtz LR (Ed), Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict.  Academic Press, Volume 3, San Diego, 1999.  Pp 175-187.

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