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