Environmental physiology; exercise physiology; temperature regulation.
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Zachary Schlader, PhD arrived at the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine. As a postdoc in the Thermal and Vascular Physiology Laboratory, he conducted research that investigated the impact of thermal stress on simulated hemorrhage tolerance, the efficacy of heat acclimation in burn survivors with grafted skin, and the effect of age on cognitive, thermal, and cardiovascular control. Previous to that, he had the tremendous opportunity to undertake his PhD at Massey University (New Zealand). His PhD thesis developed, and later utilized, an exercise model that enabled him to evaluate some of the mechanisms underlying thermoregulatory behavior in humans. This work was an extension of the research he completed during his time as a Masters student at Indiana University. With this background, his general research interests involve investigating the impact, and mechanisms, of thermal stress on human behavior, health and safety, and to identify ways to mitigate any adverse effects.