James Annesi

Professor of Health Promotion
Atlanta, United States

Dr. Jim Annesi joined the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Georgia in early 2000 as Director of Wellness Advancement. He is also presently Professor of Health Promotion and Education at Kennesaw State University, also in Georgia. He was previously on the faculties of Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, and held clinical and research positions at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Elizabeth General Medical Center, and Enhanced Performance Technologies. He is an elected Fellow of The American Academy of Health Behavior, The Obesity Society, and the American Psychological Association’s Division 38 (Society for Health Psychology) and Division 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology). Jim’s research program includes approximately 150 peer-reviewed publications related to health behavior change theory and methods applied to exercise adherence, weight management, and the effects of physical activity on mental health, emotional eating, and other quality-of-life factors. His unique findings on linkages between physical activity, psychological changes, and eating behavior change was the basis of the “most read” article in the journal Behavioral Medicine for the years 2012-2013. Jim also authored over a hundred articles and chapters for health promotion practitioners, and three books that translate scientific research for applied use. His evidence-based programs, THE COACH APPROACH®, Youth Fit 4 Life, Start For Life, and Weight Loss For Life have been used within a variety of preventive medicine, community health promotion, university, and academic medicine settings in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and Japan. Their research and development has been funded by agencies such as the United States Department of Health and Human Service, United States Department of Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Canadian Interior Health Authority, along with numerous private foundations. Support of their effectiveness has come from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute’s Research-tested Intervention Programs and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Best Practices for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, among others. Prior to his present positions, Jim was a speaker and consultant for the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) in the area of exercise adherence within fitness centers.

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Dr. Jim Annesi joined the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Georgia in early 2000 as Director of Wellness Advancement. He is also presently Professor of Health Promotion and Education at Kennesaw State University, also in Georgia. He was previously on the faculties of Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, and held clinical and research positions at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Elizabeth General Medical Center, and Enhanced Performance Technologies. He is an elected Fellow of The American Academy of Health Behavior, The Obesity Society, and the American Psychological Association’s Division 38 (Society for Health Psychology) and Division 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology). Jim’s research program includes approximately 150 peer-reviewed publications related to health behavior change theory and methods applied to exercise adherence, weight management, and the effects of physical activity on mental health, emotional eating, and other quality-of-life factors. His unique findings on linkages between physical activity, psychological changes, and eating behavior change was the basis of the “most read” article in the journal Behavioral Medicine for the years 2012-2013. Jim also authored over a hundred articles and chapters for health promotion practitioners, and three books that translate scientific research for applied use. His evidence-based programs, THE COACH APPROACH®, Youth Fit 4 Life, Start For Life, and Weight Loss For Life have been used within a variety of preventive medicine, community health promotion, university, and academic medicine settings in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and Japan. Their research and development has been funded by agencies such as the United States Department of Health and Human Service, United States Department of Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Canadian Interior Health Authority, along with numerous private foundations. Support of their effectiveness has come from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute’s Research-tested Intervention Programs and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Best Practices for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, among others. Prior to his present positions, Jim was a speaker and consultant for the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) in the area of exercise adherence within fitness centers.

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