John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, of Texas A&M University, has been named to the 2020-2021 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. A former sports law professor and a member of the Sports and Recreation Law Association, Dr. Spengler joins a group of academic and medical experts, who “will provide the Council with a solid scientific foundation in youth sports research.”
The Science Board is a subcommittee of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.
Dr. Spengler currently serves as professor and head of the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Services. Spengler’s research centers on policy issues around sport and recreation safety, obesity prevention, physical activity policy, and structural environmental factors (social and physical) that influence health. His work at the intersection of health, sport and physical activity has resulted in numerous grant funded projects, over 80 professional publications, two book chapters and four textbooks.