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Kathryn Ackerman

Medical Director, Wu Tsai Female Athlete Program, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Kathryn Ackerman is founder and director of the Wu Tsai Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital and the Biennial International Female Athlete Conference and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Ackerman is chair of the US Rowing medical committee, a member of the World Rowing medical commission, and deputy editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Her research focuses on female athlete health and relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S). Ackerman represented the US as a lightweight rower at the World Championships. She has multiple National Championships titles and still competes with her teammates for life as a masters athlete. She is a member of the National Leadership Council for the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance and leads the Alliance’s focus on scientific advancements for women.

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