James Rimmer, PhD
Internal Advisory Panel
Dr. Rimmer is the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences and a professor of occupational therapy in the UAB School of Health Professions and the Director of Research at Lakeshore Foundation. He holds a secondary professorship in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a senior scientist in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine. Dr. Rimmer directs two federally funded centers: the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities (Rectech), which is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. As a researcher, he has had 20 consecutive years of federal funding. Dr. Rimmer served as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines Committee in 2008 and was appointed to the Scientific Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition in January 2014.