Dr. James Smoliga
Dr. James Smoliga earned his PhD in Sports Medicine and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007, after earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University. His passion for distance running led him to a career as a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University, where he studied sports injuries and performance and regularly works with a variety of collegiate and post-collegiate athletes. Dr. Smoliga achieved the honor of Fellowship by the American College of Sports Medicine in recognition for his research, which includes over 50 papers published in scientific and medical journals.
Dr. Heather Hausenblas
Heather Hausenblas, PhD, is a physical activity and healthy aging expert, researcher, and author. She obtained her Doctorate from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She was a faculty member and the Director of the Exercise Psychology lab at the University of Florida from 1998 to 2012. She is currently a Professor at Jacksonville University in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. Her research focuses on the psychological effects of health behaviors, in particular physical activity and diet, across the lifespan. She examines the effects of physical activity and diet on body image, mood, adherence, quality of life, excessive exercise, and exercise addiction. She is a mom to three young boys, and she enjoys exercising outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and coaching and watching her sons play sports. She resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and boys.
Katherine Schreiber, co-author of The Truth About Exercise Addiction: Understanding the Dark Side of Thinspiration (Rowman & Littlefield 2015), is a recovering exerholic, freelance writer, and Master of Social Work candidate at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. Her work has been featured by Psychology Today, Cosmopolitan, MindBodyGreen, Greatist.com, Rehabs.com, TIME Healthland, and Shape. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College.