Michael Pratt, M.D., M.P.H.

  • University of Washington, M.D.
  • University of Washington, M.S.
  • University of Minnesota, M.P.H.

Dr. Pratt is Chief (Acting), Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, United States Public Health Service. Dr. Pratt coordinates physical activity research and health promotion programs within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He completed his medical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, a Master of Science in exercise physiology, is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Pratt's research interests include prevention of cardiovascular disease, physical activity epidemiology, physical activity counseling by health professionals, and environmental and policy approaches to increasing participation in physical activity. He has published numerous articles and spoken widely on the health aspects of physical activity.

Dr. Pratt is an avid runner, and enjoys a variety of other sporting endeavors during his frequent struggles with running injuries.

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