Professor of Medicine
Head of the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine at OHSU
Director of the Human Performance Laboratory
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Linn Goldberg, M.D., F.A.C.S.M., Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (2012). A graduate of the George Washington School of Medicine (with Distinction) and the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, Dr. Goldberg is a practicing physician, teacher and research scientist. His team-centered drug prevention and health promotion interventions have achieved national and international acclaim from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, the United States Juvenile Justice System, and in 2010, Dr. Goldberg and colleagues received the International Mentor Achievement Award from Sweden’s Queen Silvia. In addition, Dr. Goldberg along with his colleague Dr. Diane Elliot received Sports Illustrated's Champion Award, co-presented by the Vice President, Joe Biden, Senator John McCain, and the U.S. Secretary of Education. Dr. Goldberg has co-developed and disseminated NIH sponsored programs proven to reduce drug use, disordered eating practices and promote healthy diet and exercise behaviors among adolescent athletes. These programs (ATLAS for adolescent males and ATHENA for adolescent females) are are listed as the only models for preventing anabolic steroid use by the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and signed into law by the president. Dr. Goldberg is a Co-Investigator of the PHLAME study, which produced behavioral strategies to enhance exercise and nutrition in the workplace. Dr. Goldberg was Principal investigator of the SATURN study, a NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) funded project assessing whether drug testing reduces drug and alcohol use among adolescent athletes. Dr. Goldberg was one of seven Principal Investigators involved in a national study to designed prevent risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents, sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. This program, entitled HEALTHY, reduced obesity among middle school adolescents. Dr. Goldberg is the principal developer and Director of of OHSU’s wellness program, Healthy Team Healthy U. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, was a founding member of the Endocrine Society’s Hormone Foundation, former Doping Control Officer for the United States Anti-Doping Agency and Expert Panelist for the Department of Education’s Safe and Drug Free Schools Program. Dr. Goldberg has co-authored three books including the textbook, Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Illness, F.A. Davis, and the popular book, The Healing Power of Exercise, John Wiley & Sons. He has over 240 publications and has received more than 30 research grant awards. His work has been highlighted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA-Today, the LA Times, NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, CNN, ESPN, PBS, National Public Radio and other news outlets.