As chief science officer, Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, is responsible for ensuring the scientific accuracy of ACE-commissioned studies, publications and all other materials that ACE creates. He leads ACE's development and implementation of eLearning and other technologies that provide an engaging educational experience, enhanced curriculum and foster information retention. He represents ACE as a national and international presenter, writer and subject-matter expert and advances ACE's mission and impact by staying at the forefront of applied physiological research, exercise training methods and health and fitness trends. Dr. Bryant shares his expertise as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Obesity Solutions Roundtable, the National Association of Physical Literacy's Advisory Board, the National Physical Activity Plan Healthcare Sector Expert Panel, the Prescription for Activity Task Force's Leadership Council and Executive Committee, Exercise Is Medicine's Credentialing Committee and the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching's Council of Advisors. He earned both his doctorate in physiology and master's degree in exercise science from Pennsylvania State University, where he received the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award, the school's highest alumni honor that is given to select alumni who are considered leaders in their professional fields.