Dr. Michael J. LaMonte, research associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed as associate editor of the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE).
In this role, LaMonte will be tasked with overseeing all epidemiology submissions to the journal, which receives over 1400 submissions annually and strives to publish only those with a priority score in the 20th percentile.
Considered the flagship journal for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), MSSE is the leading multidisciplinary original research journal featuring original investigations, clinical studies and comprehensive reviews on current topics in sports medicine and exercise science.
“My appointment was by competitive selection from a national pool of recognized experts nominated for consideration for this position,” says Dr. LaMonte. “It is a great honor to be selected to serve in this position and I look forward to making contributions that further the ACSM’s mission to advance and integrate science to provide and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.”
Dr. LaMonte has been a member of the ACSM since 1990 and was previously elected a Fellow of the College of Sports Medicine in 2004. LaMonte served in the same capacity for the ACSM’s invited review journal, Exercise and Sports Science Reviews from 2004-2007.
As a research professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, Dr. LaMonte’s research interest include measurement of physical activity and functional capacity, and their influence on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease as well as healthy aging with focus in postmenopausal women.
Prior to joining the University at Buffalo, Dr. LaMonte held positions as the director of epidemiology research at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Utah Medical School, served as director of the Exercise Testing Laboratory Cardiology Division at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and was an assistant professor of exercise science at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.