Robert M. Malina

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Professor, 1967-1995


Premier researcher in growth, maturation, obesity, and children's physical activity and sport...


  • Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity
  • Genetics of Fitness and Physical Performance 
  • Sports Medicine for Specific Ages and Abilities

    Honorary Awards

    • Honorary Doctorate, Catholic University of Leuven, 1989
    • Honorary Doctorate, University of Jagiellonskiego, Krakow, Poland, 2001
    • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Fellow, Human Biology Association
    • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
    • Fellow, Research Consortium, AAHPERD
    • Fellow, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
    • Citation Award, American College of Sports Medicine, 1997
    • Honor Award, North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine, 2002

    Career Highlights

    • Professor, University of Texas, Dept of Anthropology, 1967-1989; joint with Dept of Kinesiology and Health Education, 1973-1989
    • Professor, University of Texas, Dept of Kinesiology and Health Education, 1989-1995
    • 214 research publications in highest esteemed journals
    • Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Biology, 1990-2002
    • Editor, Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, 1980-1986