Stephen P. Messier, Ph.D.
Dr. Stephen P. Messier holds a master's degree in physical education from the University of Rhode Island and a doctorate in
biomechanics from Temple University. He is a Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science and the J.B.
Snow Biomechanics Laboratory at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Messier's research is advancing our
understanding of the connection between overweight and osteoarthritis including the effect of weight loss on the incidence and
progression of the disease.
Take Our Survey
We need your help! Periodically we conduct a survey of our visitors and use the results
to help guide our planning process for future programming. We really want to know what
you think, and your answers will help us improve the Shape Up America! organization. Please take
a few minutes to share your questions, thoughts and ideas. Your responses will be kept strictly
Donate to SUA
Please consider a donation to Shape Up America! Your tax-deductible contribution helps us develop new initiatives to
address the problem of obesity in America.
Shape Up Secrets
OAAA Weight Management