Exercise and fitness

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  • Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health

Toben F. Nelson, ScD, is an associate professor in the School of Public Health's Division of Epidemiology and Community Health.  Dr. Nelson’s research is focused in health policy, organizational change, health behavior during developmental transitions, influence of sports participation on health, social determinants of health, program evaluation, prevention of alcohol attributable harm, physical activity promotion, obesity prevention, and motor vehicle safety. His research recognizes the importance of environmental conditions for health and the value of combining a population perspective with an individual perspective for improving health.      

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  • Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Medical School

William Roberts, MD, is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. His medical interests are in sports medicine and he has a sub-specialty certificate in sports medicine. His research is in ice hockey and marathon related illness and injury. Roberts has authored many research and educational publications in sports medicine, and has presented nationally and internationally on sports medicine topics. Roberts is the medical director for the Twin Cities Marathon, the Chair of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Minnesota State High School League, and a member of the USA Soccer Cup Tournament Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.