Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford - 2015 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford

Georgia Institute of Technology

“(When) Will Women Outperform Men in Sport? Socio-biological Perspectives"

Mindy Millard-Stafford, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Applied Physiology at Georgia Institute of Technology where she directs the Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

Drawing from her previous experience as a former athlete and collegiate swimming coach, her research has focused primarily on optimal strategies for athletes to effectively utilize training and nutrition to increase both performance and safety in challenging environments.

She has served on scientific review panels for the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspect of Sports Committee, Department of Defense Military Health, the Institute of Medicine and on the Editorial Boards for several journals including The International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, and The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

Dr. Millard-Stafford is an active member of the National Academy of Kinesiology and is a past-president of the American College of Sports Medicine. She was the fifth woman and first mother to serve in that role.