Tim Church, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D., is Professor of Preventative Medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. The mission of Pennington Biomedical Research Center is to promote healthier lives through research and education in nutrition and preventive medicine. Dr. Church is trained in General Preventive Medicine.
As author of over 100 research articles, Dr. Church has received numerous awards for his research in preventative health. He is co-author of, “Move Yourself, The Cooper Clinic Medical Director’s Guide to All Healing Benefits of Exercise (Even a Little!)”(Wiley & Sons, 2008). Drawing upon research from thousands of Cooper Clinic patients and research participants from around the world, the book proves how simple activity makes a significant impact when it comes to preventing major diseases and obesity. Unlike many popular fitness books, “Move Yourself,” advocates engaging in pure activity, not an exercise plan.
Frequently used as an expert source for preventative health stories with major national media outlets, Dr. Church has been interviewed by: The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, NBC’s Today show, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, The Washington Post, Consumer Reports, Vogue, Prevention magazine, Time magazine, National Public Radio, O, The Oprah Magazine, the London Times, CNN and more.
As a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, Dr. Church contributed to their national report published in 2008. Currently, he serves as member of the Mayors Council for Healthier Baton Rouge, to motivate the community of Baton Rouge to make healthier choices when it comes to nutrition and physical activity. Dr. Church was also an invited speaker at the United States Congress, Committee on Government Reform: Diet, Physical Activity and Dietary Supplements: The Scientific Basis for Improving Health, Saving Money and Preserving Personal Choice.
Dr. Church earned his Medical Degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and is the former Vice President of Medical and Laboratory Research at The Cooper Institute in Dallas, known worldwide as an international leader in some of the most comprehensive studies on human performance and disease prevention. Dr. Church resides in Baton Rouge with his family, and is a two-time finisher of Ironman distance triathlons.