John Ivy

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Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Kinesiology and Health Education (Emeritus)

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Dr. John Ivy received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland and trained in physiology and metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine as an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow. He served on the faculty at the University of Texas for 31 years and as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education for 13 years. Dr. Ivy is the author of more than190 scientific papers, numerous book chapters, and four books on sports nutrition including the landmark Nutrient Timing; The Future of Sports Nutrition, now published in four languages. His research helped pioneered our understanding of muscle metabolism and how nutritional supplementation can improve exercise performance, recovery, and training adaptation. His research also focused on the effects of exercise and nutrition on muscle glucose transport and insulin resistance, and how appropriate levels of physical activity and diet can prevent Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Dr. Ivy is a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is the recipient of the ACSM’s prestigious Citation Award for his lifetime of achievement in the field of exercise physiology, and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association’s Tom Osborne Award for his lifetime of contributions to sports nutrition.