Prof. Richard Kreider, PhD

  • Ph.D., Applied Exercise Physiology, University of Southern Mississippi (1987)
  • M.S., Applied Exercise Physiology, University of Southern Mississippi (1985)
  • B.S., Physical Education and Health, Liberty University (1984)

Dr. Kreider serves as Professor, Executive Director of the Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF), and Director of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab at Texas A&M University. He served as Head of the Department of Health & Kinesiology and Thomas A. and Joan Read Endowed Chair for Disadvantaged Youth (2008 to 2017). He has over 30 years administrative experience serving as Co-Director/Director of the Wellness Institute & Research Center at Old Dominion University (1987 to 1993); Assistant Department Chair at the University of Memphis (1994 to 2002); Chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation and Director of the Center for Exercise, Nutrition & Preventive Health at Baylor University (2002 to 2008); Head of the Department of Health & Kinesiology (2008 to 2017), and Executive Director of the HCRF (2017 to present). Under his leadership, the departments at Baylor University and Texas A&M University experienced extraordinary growth, development, improved teaching and research facilities, enhanced scholarly productivity, improvement in national rankings, and international impact. Dr. Kreider is a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Health & Kinesiology and Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences.

He has conducted numerous studies on nutrition and exercise and has published 8 books and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, 465 research abstracts, and 150 health and fitness-related articles. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 18,000 times in the literature (h-index 69, i10-index 162). Dr. Kreider and his students have presented over 690 presentations at regional, national, and international professional conferences. Dr. Kreider is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM); an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a co-founder, board member, and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (FISSN); founding Editor-In-Chief of the BioMed Central – Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (IF 5.15); Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN); former Board Member of the American Kinesiology Association (2015 – 2018); elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (FNAK, #568); member of the American Public Health Association (APHA); and, member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Kreider has received over 25 million dollars as a PI, Co-PI and/or consultant in internal and/or external funding to support research related to the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, performance, and/or health disparities/equity. Additionally, he has facilitated and/or facilitated procurement of over $100 million in support for programs he led. Dr. Kreider has received the NSCA Nutrition Achievement Award (2010), Global Health & Pharma Sport & Nutrition Award (2017), the ISSN Lifetime Achievement Award (#2, 2018) among others and has served as an administrative mentor for the American Association of Kinesiology with particular emphasis in entrepreneurial and innovative resource management. Dr. Kreider has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences internationally and serves as a scientific expert consultant for industry and national professional organizations.

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