Glen E Duncan

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology


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Research Interests

Dr. Duncan's research interests include: (1) relationships among cardiovascular fitness, body fatness, and metabolic disease (e.g., metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes); (2) lifestyle interventions involving increased habitual physical activity and/or exercise training and dietary modifications in the prevention and treatment of metabolic and cardiovascular disease; and, (3) non-biological determinants of physical activity and obesity (e.g., access, income, and the physical environment).


MS Exercise Physiology, Ball State University, 1994

PhD Education (Concentration in Exercise Science), University of Tennessee, 1997

In the News

New evidence links neighborhood environment to mental health
SPH News, 03/13/2018

Green Space, Physical Activity and Mental Health
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 02/23/2015

UW's Twinfest Celebrates Twin Culture, And Their Unique Contribution To Science
KPLU, 06/06/2014

Exercise May Slow Decline in Kidney Function
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 12/12/2013

Close Up March 2013: Glen Duncan
UW School of Public Health News, 03/05/2013

Living Well: The perfect body weight is not a figure carved in stone
Seattle PI, 05/05/2008