Dr. Fleming is Professor Emeritus of Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the UMass Chan Medical School-Shriver Center. He is a psychologist and researcher whose passion has been to develop and test health-related behavior change programs for children and youth with Down syndrome and their families. This has included studies designed to promote weight loss and weight maintenance, physical activity, and oral health. Prior to and throughout his academic career, Dr. Fleming has worked in a range of direct-service, clinical, staff training, and family-support roles.