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(p. ix) About the Editor

(p. ix) About the Editor

Edmund O. Acevedo

Edmund O. Acevedo, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Virginia Commonwealth University. His primary research focus is on the interaction of mental stress and fitness level on an individual's health. Most recently, he has examined the impact of acute stress on factors that impact the process of cardiovascular disease in obese and lean individuals. The work of his research team suggests an interaction between obesity, psychological stress, and cardiovascular diseases. In summary, his research supports the notion that psychological stress can have deleterious effects on cardiovascular health, and improved fitness may ameliorate these effects. His research has been funded by federal and private sources. He is coauthor with Panteleimon Ekkekakis of an edited text published by Human Kinetics entitled, “The Psychobiology of Physical Activity” (2006). He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Psychological Association and has served as President of Division 47, which is the Exercise and Sport Psychology division of the American Psychological Association. (p. x)