Dr. Goodpaster has made significant contributions to the fields of gerontology, obesity and diabetes regarding the separate and combined effects of exercise with weight loss on body composition and metabolism. He was awarded the Nathan Shock Award from the National Institute of Aging in 2008. He has participated in NIH workshops on weight loss maintenance, and recently served as a co-chair on an NIH-convened panel to discuss potential Common Fund initiatives to promote better understanding of exercise mechanisms. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, which have been cited more than 19,000 times. His h-index is 70.
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