Khalil Lee PhD, CSCS

Associate Principal Scientist


Research and Education at GSSI IMG

GSSI Teammate Since:


Area of Expertise:

Exercise Physiology, Thermoregulation, Strength and Conditioning


BS Troy University (Sport and Fitness Management), MS Troy University (Sport and Fitness Management), PhD Auburn University (Kinesiology)

Athletic Background:

Played football and baseball in high school and also competed in football at the collegiate level.


Khalil Lee is a Senior Scientist at the GSSI Satellite Lab at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, where he previously served as a research intern during the summer of 2012.  His responsibilities include research and oversight of sports science education programs for IMG athletes and sports staff.  Khalil earned his BS and MS degrees in Sport and Fitness Management from Troy University, where he played two years as a defensive back on the Troy Trojans football team.  In 2014, he received his PhD from Auburn University in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology.  While at Auburn, he conducted research in the areas of thermophysiology and the impacts of apparel on thermoregulation under the direction of Dr. David Pascoe.  Prior to arriving at GSSI, Khalil served as an adjunct professor in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn, and he remains passionate about educating and translating the science of exercise and performance to a variety of audiences.  Khalil enjoys spending time with his wife, cross training, cooking, and traveling.