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.
Associate Professor, Director Integrative Physiology Laboratory
Dr. Baynard’s research focuses on interaction between obesity, cardiovascular function, and exercise, with interests on the effects of inflammation on these factors.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Phillips’ research interests include nutrition, exercise and vascular function.
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.