Dr. Skinner is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University and a former president of the American College of Sports Medicine. He was one of the five principal investigators of the HERITAGE Family Study, a large multi-center investigation of the role that genetic factors play in the response to training of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As principal investigator, co-principal investigator or member of an executive committee, he has been involved in research grants totaling more than $50 million. Dr. Skinner has written over 280 articles and 5 books. He has been actively investigating the relationships between exercise, training and health for more than 45 years and has lectured in English, French, German and Spanish in 59 countries about these relationships.