About the Lifelong Exercise Institute's Executive Director, Dr. Sheri Colberg
Author, Lecturer, Researcher, Professor, Exercise
Physiologist, and Expert on Exercise & Diabetes!
Colberg, PhD is an
author, exercise physiologist, researcher, and professor
of exercise science at Old
Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She was also appointed as adjunct professor of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, also in Norfolk..
Having earned her undergraduate degree from
Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of
California, Berkeley, she specializes in research on diabetes
and exercise and continues to conduct extensive clinical
research specifically in type 2 diabetes and exercise
with funding from the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
and others. She has authored 10 books, along with over 275 research and educational articles and 16 book chapters on physical activity, diabetes, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, successful aging, and more.
In addition to her many credentials, including working as an exercise specialist in a diabetes treatment center and conducting exercise-related research on people with diabetes, Dr. Colberg has over 47 years' worth of practical experience as a (type 1) diabetic exerciser and person living with diabetes. Read more about the secret to her success with diabetes. She recently headed up the revision of a position stand on "Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes" jointly for the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association (Dec. 2010), as well as represented the American Diabetes Association as an organizational partner in the implementation of the National Physical Activity Plan for Americans. She also serves on the Center for Global Health Task Force for Old Dominion University and the ADA's Prevention Committee (to prevent type 2 diabetes).
In 2012, she received both the Old Dominion University Friends of the Library Achievement Award , which is given to a member of the university community who has consistently excelled through writing in his or her discipline for a span of years, and the Old Dominion University Faculty Research Award, in recognition of her distinguished research career.
lecturer on diabetes and exercise across the nation to both professional
and lay audiences, Dr. Sheri is also a reviewer for many
scientific journals, grants, and books, a member of several diabetes publications’ advisory
boards, a columnist and medical
advisory board member for dLife, a frequent columnist for Diabetes In Control, a fellow of the American
College of Sports Medicine, a professional member of the ADA, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Diabetes
Exercise & Sports Association, and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. An avid recreational exerciser,
she enjoys swimming, biking, walking, fitness machines, tennis, racquetball,
weight training, skiing, hiking, and yard work.