Anthony C. Hackney

Anthony C. Hackney
Anthony C. Hackney, PhD, DSc Fellow American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow National Academy of Kinesiology Professor of Exercise Physiology, Allied Health Sciences & Nutrition UNC College of Arts & Science-Schools of Public Health & Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA


Dr. Anthony Hackney is a full professor at the University of North Carolina ? Chapel Hill in the Department of Exercise & Sport Science, with a joint appointment in the Department of Nutrition-School of Public Health and several adjunct appointments in the UNC School of Medicine. He also holds faculty appointments in several universities in Latin America. He has over 200 published research articles and book chapters, is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Kinesiology, and a member of the Physiological Society of Great Britain. He is a three time recipient of Fulbright Scholar awards from the US Department of State, having served in Eastern Europe. He has also been awarded numerous teaching, service and research awards from UNC, as well as from universities overseas and international organizations; and to date, he has lectured and conducted research in 40 countries.

Research Interest

His research has concentrated on how physical, environmental, and emotional stress affects the hormonal responses of the endocrine system; in particular, focusing on dysfunctions and dis-regulations that develop in the system from stress exposure, that ultimately can compromise physiological responses and adaptations. His work has been funded by many traditional US federal grant agencies as well as the United Nations, NATO, the US Agency for International Development, and the European Council. His total career funding to date for his research as a principle investigator or a co-investigator exceeds 18 million dollars.

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