Principal Investigators

Bo Fernhall

Bo Fernhall

Dean, Professor

Dr. Fernhall’s research interests are in exercise physiology with a specialization in cardiovascular function and health throughout the lifespan with a special focus on racial and ethnic health disparities and cardiovascular health and function in individuals with disabilities.

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Ross Arena

Ross Arena

Department Head, Professor

Dr. Arena’s research interests include studying the clinical value of exercise testing and training in patients diagnosed with cardiopulmonary disease/dysfunction.

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Tracy Baynard

Tracy Baynard

Assistant Professor

Dr. Baynard’s research focuses on interaction between obesity, cardiovascular function, and exercise, with interests on the effects of inflammation on these factors.

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Philip Clifford

Philip Clifford

Associate Dean, Professor

Dr. Clifford’s research focus has been to understand the control of blood flow to exercising muscle.

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Jacob Haus

Jacob Haus

Department Head, Professor

Dr. Haus’ research interests include insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes, advanced glycation endproducts and strategies for the prevention and treatment of diabetes and diabetes related complications.

 Craig Horswill

Craig Horswill

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Horswill’s research focuses on human performance relevant to athletics and the scientific basis for the strategies, adressing how training protocols, hydration status, and dietary factors affect high-intensity performance and the physiology underlying the performance.

 Deepika Laddu

Deepika Laddu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Laddu’s research interests include examining concepts of the “obesity paradox,” —specifically in regards to regional fat patterning and redistribution during aging, and skeletal muscle quality and function as related to sarcopenia, cardio-metabolic diseases and bone health.

Shane Phillips

Shane Phillips

Professor

Dr.  Phillips’ research interests include nutrition, exercise and vascular function.

Yi-Ting Tzen

Yi-Ting Tzen

Assistant Professor

Dr. Tzen’s research interests include pressure ulcer prevention with the use of assistive technology devices, and integumentary management with the use of non-invasive biomedical instrumentation.