Wojtek Chodzko Zajko is the Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Endowed Professor of Applied Health Sciences and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois.
In his role as Dean of the Graduate College, Chodzko-Zajko leads campus efforts in setting policies, defining standards, and enabling excellence in graduate programs, graduate research, and graduate student life. With graduate programs in more than 100 disciplinary areas, the Graduate College at the University of Illinois fosters a vibrant campus community of scholars. Graduate students and faculty at Illinois enjoy an intellectual environment that reaches across the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering to create, challenge, and transform knowledge.
In his professional life, Chodzko Zajko remains active in the dissemination of information about healthy aging through his work on several major professional advisory boards. He served on the World Health Organization committee that developed the WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity among Older Persons. Chodzko-Zajko was the Principal Investigator for a series of projects charged with developing a national strategy for promoting healthy aging in the USA. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the AAU Association of Graduate Schools and on the Board of Directors of the GRE. Chodzko-Zajko was the founding Editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity from 1992-2002. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Exercise and is a Past-President of the American Kinesiology Association. Prior to assuming his current position, Chodzko-Zajko served for many years as the head of the department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences
Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health
Benedetti, T. R. B., Rech, C. R., Konrad, L. M., Almeida, F. A., Brito, F. A., Chodzko-Zajko, W., & Schwingel, A. (2020). Re-thinking Physical Activity Programs for Older Brazilians and the Role of Public Health Centers: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using the RE-AIM Model. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, . https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2020.00048
Borges, R. A., Tomicki, C., Almeida, F. A., Schwingel, A., Chodzko-Zajko, W., & Benedetti, T. R. B. (2019). Reach of “VAMOS” program in basic healthcare - organizational barriers and facilitators. Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, 22(3). https://doi.org/10.1590/1981-22562019022.180225
Dos Santos, A. P., Machado, D. R. L., Schwingel, A., Chodzko-Zajko, W. J., Alves, T. C., Abdalla, P. P., Venturini, A. C. R., Bollela, V. R., & Navarro, A. M. (2019). Puntos de corte antropométricos para identificar las características de la lipodistrofia en personas que viven con vih/sida: Un estudio observacional. Nutricion Hospitalaria, 36(6), 1315-1323. https://doi.org/10.20960/nh.02715
Schwingel, A., & Chodzko-Zajko, W. J. (2019). Role of Physical Activity in the Health and Wellbeing of Older Adults. In J. M. Rippe (Ed.), Lifestyle Medicine (3 ed., pp. 1157-1166). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315201108-101
Chodzko-Zajko, W., Taylor, E. M., & Reeve, T. G. (2018). The American kinesiology association core content for kinesiology programs: From concept to curriculum. Kinesiology Review, 7(4), 279-285. https://doi.org/10.1123/kr.2018-0050