Dr. Marc Hamilton

Dr. Marc Hamilton is one the leading health experts in the world. One of his pioneering publications is now the most cited paper ever in the field, for exploring what happens in the body when humans are active and inactive. Recognized as the father of inactivity physiology, he has been a thought leader on the role of low energy expenditure and sitting in diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, dementia, and aging well. Dr. Hamilton has been in high demand to speak around the world on a wide range of subjects and to diverse audiences of all types of people, because of his unique ability to communicate complex science in easy-to- understand concepts that brings the latest research from the lab and into the living room. Dr. Hamilton started his career at UT-Houston Medical School, then held Professorships in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Missouri and Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana. He recently moved back to Houston to set up and direct a new center initially funded by UH. His team will be translating the most potent breakthroughs to help each person reach her or his full potential for health and well-being as they age.