October 2015 - Melicia Whitt-Glover, Ph.D. 

"Learning and Developing Individual Exercise Skills (L.A.D.I.E.S.) for a Better Life"

"Building a Culture of Health: Is it a faith issue?"

"Instant Recess: Building fit churches 10 minutes at a time'

“What happens when people “walk” in their faith?”

Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover is President & CEO of Gramercy Research Group in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her research interests include the role of physical activity in obesity prevention and control among racial and ethnic minority groups; physical activity behavior change programs among racial and ethnic minority groups; physical activity assessment; community-based participatory research; faith-based health promotion; and minority health and health disparities. 

Dr. Whitt-Glover’s earned a doctorate degree in public health/epidemiology from the University of South Carolina, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She received a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in physical education, exercise and sports science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the first African American woman to become a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. 

When she is not doing research, Dr. Whitt-Glover enjoys spending time with her husband (Ray) and two sons. She has been a YMCA soccer coach for the past three seasons, and has been undefeated all three seasons (probably because the YMCA does not keep score)!