Here are some questions and answers from our interview with TOS Fellow Paul J. Arciero, FTOS, Professor and Director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory, Health and Exercise Sciences Department, at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Q: What is your title and organizational affiliation?
A: I am the Professor and Director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory, Health and Exercise Sciences Department, at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Q: Please tell us about your current work and your professional developmental trajectory.
A: I specialize in sport performance nutrition and bioenergetics, exercise training, obesity and disease prevention, focusing on optimal health paradigms of healthy nutrition and exercise interventions. I am most interested in lifestyle strategies of diet and exercise to enhance physical performance and overall health.
Q: What is one of your professional or personal qualities that has contributed to your success?
Q: What advice do you have for today's junior obesity researchers?
A: Enjoy the personal interaction with your colleagues and your study participants. Love the process and joy of learning.
Q: What aspects of obesity research are the most exciting to you right now?
A: I am interested in the synergy of nutrition and exercise intervention lifestyles to prevent and treat obesity.
Q: What are your favorite things to do when you're not at work?
A: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing tennis and writing.