Research

The Exercise Science Research Center houses the research of the Exercise Science faculty.

Current Research Interests

  • The Office of Sport Concussion is focused on examining the neurocognitive, physical and psychosocial effects of sport-related concussion; identifying factors that influence concussion risk and recovery; and documenting best practices for the clinical assessment, management, and treatment of this injury. Robert Elbin, Ph.D.
  • Influence of occupational work on spinal injuries, assess people's posture, sitting or standing, muscle activity, and movement — Kaitlin Gallagher, Ph.D.
  • Effect of obesity on physiology; investigating the mechanisms by which cardiovascular and thermoregulatory responses may be altered in healthy and patient populations; hydration assessment techniques — Matthew Ganio, Ph.D.
  • The Office for Studies on Aging focuses on research to help older adults live independently longer — Michelle Gray, Ph.D.
  • The Cachexia Research Laboratory studies the therapeutic effects of exercise and lifestyle activity on skeletal muscle metabolic impairments — Nicholas Greene, Ph.D.
  • The Exercise Is Medicine research group is engaged in the promotion and measurement of physical activity among children, particularly the educational effects of physical activity — Erin Hickie, Ph.D.
  • The Heat Stress, Fluid Balance and Renal Physiology Lab is currently researching: effect of various stressors on renal stress; fluid balance in females based on contraceptive use and hormone levels; exertional heat stress and dehydration; and treatment of exertional heat illness — Brendon McDermott, Ph.D.
  • Employs molecular biology techniques to examine skeletal muscle plasticity and cellular signaling involved during skeletal muscle growth, atrophy and regeneration — Tyrone Washington, Ph.D.

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