William E. Kraus

Duke University School of Medicine

Clinically, Bill is a preventive and sports cardiologist. He has served as the medical director of the Duke Cardiac Rehabilitation Program since 1994, and has stewarded it into the era of home-based monitored CR.
His research interests span from basic science; to the human physiology underlying exercise training benefits on cardiovascular health; to the human genetics of cardiometabolic diseases. He has been principal investigator for STRRIDE — a series of three NIH-sponsored human studies focusing on the dose-response effects of exercise training on cardiometabolic health producing over 50 independent publications. He served on the 2008 and 2018 US Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committees in preparation for the 2008 and 2018 US Physical Activity Guidelines. He served as President of the American College of Sports Medicine in the Year 2019-2020.

Areas of Interest

  • Exercise and health
  • Integrative physiology
  • Molecular mechanisms of exercise-induced health benefits
  • Personalized lifestyle counseling
  • Personalized lifestyle medicine
  • Skeletal muscle biology