Timothy S. Church, MD, MPH, PhD, received his BS in Animal Physiology from the University of California at Davis. He earned MD and PhD degrees in Structural and Cell Biology from Tulane University in 1996 and 1998, respectively, as well as a Masters in Public Health. After completing residencies at Presbyterian-St. Luke Hospital in Denver and the Tulane Medical Center’s Preventive Medicine Program, he accepted a position at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, where he served as Medical/Laboratory Director from 2000 until 2002 and Vice-President from 2002-2006. Today, he is the John S. McIlhenny Endowed Chair of Health Wisdom and Director of the Laboratory of Preventive Medicine Research Center at Pennington Biomedical Research in Baton Rouge. He is currently serving as co-PI on an NIH-funded grant, ALLIFE, which seeks to increase physical activity in adult survivors of childhood leukemia. His research interests include examining the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases, as well as exploring the mechanisms of the benefits of exercise.