Christian C. Evans, PT, Ph.D., Professor completed his B.S. degree in Environmental Resource Management from The Pennsylvania State University in 1980, his entry-level physical therapy education (MS, PT) at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1992 and a doctoral degree in the Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. Christian was a recipient of a Foundation for Physical Therapy, Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholar Fellowship (1998-2000) supporting his doctoral research and a Foundation for Physical Therapy grant in aid supporting post-doctoral research investigating the use of a left-ventricle assist device to restore cardiac function in patients with heart failure. His research interests include prevention and treatment of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes through exercise as well as the role of the human microbiome in disease and health and monitoring and promoting community mobility for people recovering from cerebrovascular accident. He has over 20 years of clinical experience, including phase-I cardiac rehab and acute care. Dr. Evans has authored many presentations and publications related to the benefits of exercise training, prevention of obesity and community mobility for survivors of stroke and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Cardiopulmonary and Research sections. Dr Evans is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University where he teaches pathology, pharmacology, cardiopulmonary physical therapy and courses related to professional development.