Dr. Barry Franklin serves as Director of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, and holds faculty appointments as Professor of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Professor of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. His research over the past 4 decades combines exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology and lifestyle medicine. Accordingly, Dr. Franklin and his associates have studied the cardiorespiratory and hemodynamic responses to snow removal, lawn mowing and deer hunting. He is a past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention and the American Journal of Medicine and Sports, and is a past president of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR, 1988) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM, 1999). He has also held multiple leadership positions with the American Heart Association (AHA), at the local, regional and national level, including appointments to the national AHA Board of Trustees as well as a member of the Administrative Cabinet. Dr. Franklin is a past Chair of the AHA’s Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism as well as the Advocacy Committee. His professional accomplishments have been recognized through a number of honors and awards, including: Award of Excellence (AACVPR); Pollock Established Investigator Award (AACVPR); Award of Meritorious Achievement (AHA); Outstanding Medical Research Award (William Beaumont Hospital); and, Citation and Honor Awards (ACSM). In 1995, he served as a member of the Expert Panel, Cardiac Rehabilitation Guideline, convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of 15 scientific and clinical journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Physician and Sportsmedicine, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, American Journal of Health Promotion, and BottomLine Health. He has written or edited nearly 600 publications, including 481 papers, 85 book chapters, and 26 books, and has given over 1,000 invited presentations to state, national and international, medical and lay audiences. In 2015, he was listed by Thomson Reuter’s among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds (Clinical Medicine).