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Daniel Shook

Director, West Virginia University-Greater Morgantown Safe Communities Initiative  

Daniel Shook, PhD is the Director of the West Virginia University-Greater Morgantown Safe Communities Initiative. Dan leads a collaboration of stakeholders from the City of Morgantown, Monongalia County and West Virginia University in efforts to prevent injuries and deaths associated with intentional and unintentional accidents. Prior to becoming Director, Dan worked as a clinical exercise physiologist for several health care systems in Ohio, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. In addition, he had academic appointments at University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and Central State University where he was the Director of the Human Exercise Performance Laboratory that received funding through the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. He has served on committees addressing childhood obesity, curricular development for exercise physiology and decreasing the impact of health disparities in underrepresented populations. Currently, he is leading collaboratives to develop a public intoxication center and prevention education center, Safety Town, for children K-5. Dr. Shook holds a Bachelor of Science degree in K-12 Teacher Education/Physical Education-Biology from the University of Colorado, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Exercise Physiology from The Ohio State University. His hobby has been coaching lacrosse at the middle and high school levels and has been involved with bringing lacrosse back to the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations.


Email: daniel.shook@hsc.wvu.edu