Barry Braun received his PhD in Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently Professor and Head of Department at Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University. For many years, he was Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the USA. He has received several awards for outstanding undergraduate teaching including a Lilly Teaching Fellowship. His research program is focused on the mechanisms by which exercise and energy balance oppose insulin resistance and delay or prevent development of Type 2 diabetes in humans. Dr Braun has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles in journals such as American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is past chairperson of their Nutrition Interest Group. Dr Braun also serves as an Assistant Editor for Exercise and Sport Science Reviews.