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Mark Abel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. Abel conducts research to improve the safety, health, fitness, and performance of firefighters and law enforcement officers.
He has served as a paid on-call firefighter and has participated in the Firefighter Combat Challenge. Abel has experience in training firefighters, athletes, and the general public. He is the Chair of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) TSAC Special Interest Group (SIG).