Dr. Christian Evans completed his BS degree in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State University in 1980, his entry-level physical therapy education 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. He has over 10 years of clinical experience, including phase I cardiac rehab and acute care. He has authored many presentations and publications related prevention of obesity and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Cardiopulmonary Section. Dr Evans is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University where he teaches pathology, pharmacology, research and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.