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 lecturer, 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 Aspen Institute's Youth Fitness Roundtable, the National Physical Activity Plan Healthcare Sector Expert Panel, and Vice-Chair of the Physical Activity Working Group of the Arthritis Foundation's Osteoarthritis Action Alliance. 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, given to select alumni who are considered leaders in their professional fields.