Ben Johnson,
Senior Contributor

Dr. Johnson is currently Vice Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College in Westchester County, NY. He previously served at the University of Kentucky, where he was chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Prior to that he served as chair of the Department of Kinesiology at City University of New York – Brooklyn College, professor and associate dean for community partnerships and global initiatives in the WellStar College of Health and Human Services at Kennesaw State University and associate professor of biomechanics at Georgia State University. While at GSU, he directed the Biomechanics Lab which focused primarily on sports performance in a variety of sports including golf, baseball and power lifting. He is the author of numerous sports medicine-related research articles and is a frequent presenter at international and national professional meetings. He was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission from 1990-1999 and coordinated the IOC’s Sport Science Research Projects during the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Summer Games. Dr. Johnson also served on a number of international sport-related committees including the Program Committee for the 1996 IOC World Congress on Sport Science. In his past, he was a multi-sport athlete and played baseball in college.