Dr. Damon Swift is an associate professor of education in the Department of Kinesiology. His primary research interest is evaluating the effect of different exercise training programs on cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors. He is particularly interested in the impact of exercise on weight loss, weight maintenance and risk factors for heart disease in obese and health disparity populations. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2010 and completed an NIH postdoctoral training at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Preventive Medicine in 2013. Dr. Swift’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.