Ross Arena

Department Head and Professor of Physical Therapy


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Ross Arena (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/UIC)

Ross Arena researches cardiopulmonary physical therapy and exercise science. As lead author on a 2015 American Heart Association policy statement, he advocates change in the prevention and treatment of noncommunicable disease, urging  stakeholders to collaborate in non-hierarchical ways to reduce lifestyle-based diseases.

Arena also advocates a shift from physician-dominated care to a model that encourages a healthy lifestyle through a team of doctors, nurses, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, dietitians, behavioral counselors and physical and occupational therapists — all collaborating to prevent noncommunicable or lifestyle-related diseases.

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