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Public Health professor selected for statistical advisory boards

West Virginia University School of Public Health Professor George A. Kelley, DA, FACSM, has been appointed as a statistical adviser for the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity and to the Statistical Advisory Board for Science Progress.

In his role with each journal, he will serve as a primary reviewer for systematic reviews with and without meta-analysis. Kelley also serves in similar roles for Rheumatology, BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation, Systematic Reviews, BMC Cancer, Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, British Journal of Nutrition, PLOS One, Journal of Nutritional Sciences and the World Journal of Methodology.

Kelley’s research focuses on conducting systematic reviews with meta-analysis addressing the effects of exercise and physical activity on selected health outcomes in adult humans. He teaches in the Department of Biostatistics, including a graduate course on meta-analysis, and has authored more than 100 meta-analytic publications in peer-reviewed journals.

In 2018, Kelley was recognized with the WVU Health Sciences Vice President’s Achievement Award for Research and Scholarly Activity and, in 2019, the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the WVU School of Public Health.

The Journal of Aging and Physical Activity is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, scholarly reviews and professional-application articles on the relationship between physical activity and the aging process.

Science Progress is an open access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal aiming to provide a platform for researchers in all areas of scientific exploration.