Michael Pratt

Title(s)Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science
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    Dr. Pratt is a Professor in the Division of Global Health with expertise in physical activity and public health. Before coming to UC San Diego, he was a Visiting Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University and a Medical Officer at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC, including serving as the Senior Advisor for Global Health and as the first Chief of the Physical Activity and Health Branch.

    Dr. Pratt founded the CDC World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health and the International Physical Activity and Public Health Course. Dr. Pratt has also been an Adjunct Professor at the Schools of Medicine and Government at los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia and a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. He completed a Masters Degree in exercise physiology and Medical Degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, medical residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, earned a Masters Degree in Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the EIS epidemiology fellowship and preventive medicine residency at CDC.

    He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health and is a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Pratt’s research interests include increasing global research capacity for physical activity and chronic disease prevention, physical activity intervention strategies, and evidence-based public health

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    1. Celebrating 10 Years of the Global Observatory for Physical Activity-GoPA! J Phys Act Health. 2024 May 01; 21(5):423-424. Pratt M, Ramírez Varela A, Hallal PC. PMID: 38621673.
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    2. Availability of Recreation Facilities and Parks In Relation to Adolescent Participation in Organized Sports and Activity Programs. J Healthy Eat Act Living. 2023; 3(1):19-35. McCormack M, Pratt M, Conway TL, Cain KL, Frank LD, Saelens BE, Glanz K, Larsen BA, Bloss CS, Fox EH, Sallis JF. PMID: 37794920; PMCID: PMC10546936.
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    3. The Physical Activity Policy to Practice Disconnect. J Phys Act Health. 2023 06 01; 20(6):461-464. Pratt M, Varela AR, Bauman A. PMID: 36928002.
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    4. What's new in the 2020 World Health Organization Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior? J Sport Health Sci. 2021 05; 10(3):288-289. Pratt M. PMID: 33652168; PMCID: PMC8167337.
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    5. Physical activity and sedentary time in a rural adult population in Malawi compared with an age-matched US urban population. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2020; 6(1):e000812. Pratt M, Sallis JF, Cain KL, Conway TL, Palacios-Lopez A, Zezza A, Spoon C, Geremia CM, Gaddis I, Amankwah A, Friedman J, Kilic T. PMID: 33180060; PMCID: PMC7640500.
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    6. Attacking the pandemic of physical inactivity: what is holding us back? Br J Sports Med. 2020 Jul; 54(13):760-762. Pratt M, Ramirez Varela A, Salvo D, Kohl Iii HW, Ding D. PMID: 31704698.
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    7. Physical activity in relation to urban environments in 14 cities worldwide: a cross-sectional study. Lancet. 2016 May 28; 387(10034):2207-17. Sallis JF, Cerin E, Conway TL, Adams MA, Frank LD, Pratt M, Salvo D, Schipperijn J, Smith G, Cain KL, Davey R, Kerr J, Lai PC, Mitáš J, Reis R, Sarmiento OL, Schofield G, Troelsen J, Van Dyck D, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Owen N. PMID: 27045735; PMCID: PMC10833440.
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    8. The healthcare sector's role in the U.S. national physical activity plan. J Phys Act Health. 2009 Nov; 6 Suppl 2:S211-9. Patrick K, Pratt M, Sallis RE. PMID: 20120130.
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