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Blair was a faculty member of the School of Public Health before being named director of The Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, in 1980. He was president and CEO of The Cooper Institute from 2002 – 06, when he returned to Carolina as a professor in the department of exercise science and the department of epidemiology and biostatistics.

A past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Blair is a recipient of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Medal, the MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association’s Population Science Award.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas Wesleyan University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Indiana University.

Visit to learn more about the CoEE program, established in 2002 by the S.C. General Assembly to fund research programs that will drive economic development in the Palmetto State.

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New CoEE leadership

  • Dr. Simon Hudson: Professor of tourism and marketing at University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business in Canada named CoEE Endowed Chair of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.
  • Dr. Anton Jochen Lauterbach: Professor of chemical engineering at University of Delaware named CoEE Endowed Chair of Clean Coal
  • Dr. Steve Blair and Dr. Carolyn Jenkins: Blair, Arnold School of Public Health researcher, and Jenkins of MUSC’s College of Nursing to co-direct CoEE Technology Center to Enhance Healthful Lifestyles

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