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Lacy Alexander’s research utilizes the human cutaneous circulation to examine the underlying signaling mechanisms mediating microvascular dysfunction in diseases, as well as the influence of drug-interventions.
Mary Jane De Souza specializes in the etiology of and treatment of the Female Athlete Triad, skeletal health in exercising women and athletes, reproductive endocrinology of menstrual disorders in exercising women, and RCTs of increased food intake in exercising women.
Professor of Kinesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Danielle Downs researches the motivational determinants of exercise among women and children, application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to exercise, and lifestyle interventions for women (preconceptional, pregnant, gestational diabetes).
Paul Hefty specializes in Coaching and Leadership and the Principles and Ethics of Coaching. Examining the challenges of today’s coaching profession through societal norms and expectations from the past and present to develop quality coaches, teachers, and leaders.
Professor of Physiology, Kinesiology
and Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance
W Larry Kenney specializes in control of human skin blood flow with an emphasis on aging, physiology and biophysics of heat exchange between humans and the environment, and thermoregulation during exercise and in extreme environments.
Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology, Chair Intercollege Program in Physiology
Donna Korzick's research focuses on aging and cardiovascular disease risk using animal models; effects of estrogen deficiency on mitochondrial regulation of cell survival during myocardial infarction; PKC-dependent mechanism and oxidant stress.
Scott Kretchmar's research interests include the metaphysics and ethics of games, play, and sport anthropological philosophy, in particular, the role of games and play in human evolution and theory of mind and the intellectual requirements of sporting activity.
Mark L. Latash's field of research interest is motor control defined as an area of natural science exploring how the nervous system interacts with other body parts and the environment to produce purposeful, coordinated actions.
Sarah, as the lead adviser for kinesiology, assists students in understanding college procedures and policies and helps connect students to campus resources. Her goal is to help undergraduate students achieve their academic, personal and career goals.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, Center for Fitness and Wellness
Melissa Rodgers is a clinical exercise physiologist with experience leading cardiac rehabilitation, community fitness programming, clinical instruction, exercise testing, and research projects. She is a certified member of ACSM, active at the regional and national levels.
Jonas Rubenson's research aim is to identify the fundamental principles underlying muscle function during locomotion- in particular in vivo function during movement and the relationship between muscle mechanics and locomotor energetics.
Dorothy F. and J. Lloyd Huck Distinguished Chair in Kinesiology and Neurology
Director of the Center for Movement Science and Technology
Professor of Kinesiology and of Neurology
Robert Sainburg studies the neural principles underlying the planning and execution of arm movements, mechanisms underlying intralimb and interlimb coordination, and the mechanisms underlying coordination deficits associated with neurological disorders; neurorehabilitation.
Tarkesh Singh uses a systems neuroscience approach to study the neural basis of sensorimotor integration, eye-hand coordination, and limb postural control in healthy individuals and patients with neurological disorders.
Dr. Smith's focus in teaching, clinical and research activities is on the intersection of emergency medicine, sports medicine and public health with emphasis on patient safety, patient centered care, and health care policy and leadership.