Cardiovascular systems; environmental physiology; exercise physiology; interactions among autonomic, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Buffalo NY, 14214
Phone: (716) 829-6789
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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.