Dr. Carol Ewing Garber
Professor of Movement Sciences, Teachers College
Carol Ewing Garber is a Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, and in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. Professor Garber is the director of the Graduate Program in Applied Exercise Physiology at Teachers College, a position she has held for 7 years. Professor Garber is the current President of the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest international organization representing 70 occupations within the sports medicine field, ranging from clinical sports medicine, basic and applied research scientists, academics and health and fitness professionals. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. She is the author of over 70 scientific articles and book chapters and has received numerous awards for her work. She served as a Fulbright Specialist in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Balamand in Beirut, Lebanon.
Dr. Garber is a clinical exercise physiologist, and her clinical practice and research falls under the broad umbrella of the role of physical activity and exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Her current work involves improving physical activity and reducing obesity in low-resourced urban toddlers and parents within the context of a preschool program, and a home-based exercise program for children and adults with a rare neurological disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Her previous work has involved prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease. Prior to coming to Columbia University, Professor Garber was on the faculty in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she directed the graduate program in Clinical Exercise Physiology, and she was on the faculty of the Department of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, in Providence, RI. In her spare time, Dr. Garber sings with the Cecilia Chorus in NYC, and she is an urban bicyclist and wilderness backpacker.