Dr. Skinner is an expert in the areas of exercise physiology, exercise, fitness, personal training and sports medicine. Former President, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). One of five principal investigators of HERITAGE Family Study on the role of genetics in response of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors after training. Research grants >$50 million. Received 2014 ACSM Honor Award (the highest award in his field). Received 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. Published 295 articles, 6 books and 21 educational DVDs. Edited three editions of textbook on exercise prescription for specialpopulations (heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, elderly, obesity, pregnancy, etc.). For >50 years, investigated exercise, training, genetics, and health. Lectured in English, French, German and Spanish in 66 countries. Consults with exercise equipment companies, ACSM and American Council on Exercise. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the American Council on Exercise and is their Senior Advisor on exercise science. He has conducted personal trainer certification workshops for ACSM and for Exercise is Medicine.
Dr. Skinner has been an expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants (~50% for each) in cases involving: patent infringement; injury while exercising at health clubs or high school; prisoner rights to exercise; safety of exercise equipment. He has given depositions and has written reports for attorneys. There has been limited testimony, as cases were usually settled out of court.