Dee Edington, Ph.D is the Founder and Chairman of Edington Associates, LLC. He is the Founder and Professor of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center and was the Director of the Center until June 2011. In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Edington spent 25 years in academic administration. Trained in mathematics, kinesiology, and biochemistry, Dr. Edington received his B.S and Ph.D degrees from Michigan State University and completed his M.S. at Florida State University. He did post doctoral work at the University of Toronto and taught at the University of Massachusetts before coming to Michigan in 1976. Dr. Edington’s research focuses on the precursors of disease and vitality. His interest is in the relationships between healthy lifestyles, vitality, and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations. He is specifically interested in how individual health management, worksite wellness activities, and programs within organizations impact health care cost containment, productivity, and human resource development. He is the author or co-author of over 800 articles, presentations, and several books, including:

  • Biology of Physical Activity
  • Biological Awareness Frontiers of Exercise Biology
  • The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life
  • Integrating Employee Health: A Model Program for NASA
  • Employer Health Asset Management
  • Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy

Dr. Edington brings nearly 40 years of expertise to Edington Associates and provides a creative learning environment to help organizations move towards achieving a Champion Company status.