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Dr. George A. Kelley, FACSM, is a tenured Full Professor and Director of the Meta-Analytic Research Group in the Department of Biostatistics at West Virginia University (WVU). He came to WVU in 2002 from Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Dr. Kelley teaches graduate biostatistics courses, including a meta-analysis course. He is a national and international authority on systematic reviews and meta-analysis, conducts research focused on using the systematic review and meta-analytic approach for examining the effects of physical activity on health-related disease. With a “hands on” approach, Dr. Kelley has a consistent record of external funding as Principal Investigator, including funding for approximately 20 years via the NIH-R01 mechanism. In addition, he has participated in various roles on externally funded grants totally approximately $41 million. To date, he has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 80% as first author, i.e., person who did the most work. He has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his undergraduate Alma Mata, Boise State University, Dean's Award for Excellence in Research from the WVU School of Medicine, and most recently (2018) the WVU Health Sciences Center Outstanding Researcher and Scholar Award. In addition, Dr. Kelley has been a nominee for Teacher of the Year on several occasions as well as the WVU Benedum Distinguished Scholar and Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. He currently serves on the statistical advisory board for six different peer-reviewed biomedical journals. In addition to his 80+ hour work week and with a belief in modeling the healthy behavior he seeks from others as a public health professional, Dr. Kelley currently cycles 150-180 miles per week, resistance trains 3 times per week, and walks/runs/hikes 5-7 times per week. He has been tracking his exercise and nutrition intake since 1980.