- College of Science
- Department of Health Sciences
Office: 105-107 Forsyth Street
Charles Hillman, Ph.D. received his doctoral degree from the University of Maryland in 2000, and then joined the faculty at the University of Illinois, where his primary appointment was in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. In 2016, he moved to Northeastern University as a Professor, where he currently holds appointments in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Health Sciences. He directs the Cognitive and Brain Health Laboratory, which has the mission of understanding the role of health behaviors on brain structure, brain function, cognition, and academic achievement to maximize health and well-being, and promote the effective functioning of individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Hillman has published more than 140 refereed journal articles, including manuscripts in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Cerebral Cortex, the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. In addition, he has published 10 book chapters, co-edited a text entitled Functional Neuroimaging in Exercise and Sport Sciences, and authored a monograph in the Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. He has served on an Institute of Medicine of the National Academies committee entitled Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, and is a member of the 2018 Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, IARPA, Abbott Nutrition, Danone Research, and the NIKE Foundation. Finally, his work has received media attention including coverage by: CNN, National Public Radio (NPR), Good Morning America, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times.