Blair Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Contact Information

208A Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716)829-6789
Fax: (716) 829-2428


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Research Interests: exercise physiology, interactions among autonomic, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems, and environmental physiology

Professional Summary

Blair Johnson arrived at the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences after obtaining a PhD from Indiana University and serving as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Mayo Clinic. At Indiana University, he studied vascular function in response to various stressors such as food intake and exercise. During his time at the Mayo Clinic, he studied topics that centered on the reflex control of hemodynamics and metabolism. Specifically, he conducted projects that examined the physiological responses to blood loss in addition to studies that examined the role of the carotid body chemoreceptors in controlling ventilation during hyperthermia and blood glucose regulation during prolonged aerobic exercise. His current research interests are based on his previous work at Mayo and include physiological responses to carotid body stimulation as well as hemodynamic responses to simulated blood loss.

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Human and Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • PhD, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • BS, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND