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About Us


It is important for adults of all ages to attain a goal of performing 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on most days of the week for their health and function in daily life. Unfortunately, most adults do not meet the level of physical activity recommended for maintaining health and function—and older adults are among the most sedentary Americans.


The development of the EASY Screening tool as recommended by participants attending a Roundtable Meeting on the Role of Pre-Activity Participation Screening in Older Adults, held March 2005 in Washington D.C.

Several multidisciplinary experts worked together to translate existing science into a practical tool that could be used by health care providers, older adults, and physical activity program managers. 

The founding EASY Partners are:

Background Resources


The following historical resources led to the development of the Easy For You Tool by the founding EASY Partners and Development Team:

EASY Development Team



Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH

Regents & Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health,
Texas A&M University School of Public Health

Founding Director, Texas A&M University Center for Population Health and Aging


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Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Professor, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, University of Maryland
School of Nursing

Co-Director, Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Organized Research Center

Sonia Ziporkin Chair in Gerontology
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Terry L. Bazzarre, PhD, MS

Former Senior Program Officer

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


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Jane N. Bolin, PhD, BSN, JD

Associate Dean of Research, Texas A&M University College of Nursing
Deputy Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M University
School of Public Health
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Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, PhD

Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Endowed Professor of Applied Health Sciences

Dean, Graduate College, University of Illinois
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Roseann M. Lyle, PhD, MEd

Professor, Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University
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Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM

Global Director, Clinical Education and Research, Performance Health

Instructor, Louisiana State University Athletic Training Program

Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics, Tulane Medical School

Instructor, North American Sport Medicine Institute
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Michael E. Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM

Professor and Director, Center for Physical Activity and Aging, Wichita State University


Cody Sipe, PhD, CES, RCEP

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, College of Allied Health, Harding University

Co-Founder, Vice President, The Functional Aging Institute

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Contact Us

Center for Population Health and Aging
1266 TAMU
360 SPH Administration Building
College Station, TX 77843-1266