EXPERT ROUNDTABLE

Physical Activity, Health, and Well-Being in Brazil

Date: March 7 and 8, 2013

Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center on Health, Aging, and Disability (CHAD), Huff Hall, Khan Annex

Program

Sponsors

  • Center on Health, Aging, and Disability
  • Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
  • Hewlett Foundation
  • SORF/Global Health Initiative
  • Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program

This roundtable will bring together experts from Brazil and the United States to discuss contemporary approaches to improve health and well-being through physical activity of the Brazilian population. A 2-day meeting is planned with presentations and discussion groups to help stimulate new and effective intervention programs that can facilitate the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Brazilian population.

Participants

Fabio Almeida
Virginia Tech

Tania Benedetti
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Danielle Keylla Alencar Cruz
Brazilian Ministry of Health

Alex Florindo
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Pedro Curi Hallal
Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil

Victor Matsudo
Celafiscs, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Michael Pratt
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rodrigo Siqueira Reis
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil

Jeffer Sasaki
University of Massachusetts, Department of Kinesiology

Jesus Soares
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Reginald Alston
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Mary Arends-Kuenning
Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Director


Flavia Andrade
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Ian Brooks
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

David Buchner
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Edward McAuley
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Elvira de Mejia
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Andiara Schwingel
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
Meeting Chair


Kenneth Watkin
Department of Speech & Hearing Science
Center on Health, Aging, and Disability (CHAD), Director