Zachary J. Schlader

PhD

Zachary J. Schlader

PhD

Zachary J. Schlader

PhD

Research Topics

Environmental physiology; exercise physiology; temperature regulation.

Contact Information

204A Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6794

Fax: (716) 829-2428

zjschlad@buffalo.edu

Summary

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.

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • PhD, School of Sport and Exercise, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • MS, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • BS, Department of Health and Human Performance, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Physiological Society

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Zachary Schlader, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

Contact Information

204A Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-6794
Fax: (716) 829-2428
Email: zjschlad@buffalo.edu

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Selected Publications

  • Schlader ZJ, Hostler DC, Hoster D. Heat strain is exacerbated on the second of consecutive days of fire suppression. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise In Press.
  • Tze-Huan L, Stannard SR, Perry BG, Schlader ZJ, Cotter JD, Mündel T. Influence of menstrual phase and arid vs. humid heat stress on autonomic and behavioural thermoregulation during exercise in well-trained women. Journal of Physiology In Press.
  • Schlader ZJ, Coleman GL, Sackett JR, Sarker S, Johnson BD. Sustained increases in blood pressure elicited by prolonged face cooling in humans. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 311: R643-R648, 2016.
  • Schlader ZJ, Coleman GL, Sackett JR, Sarker S, Chapman CL, Johnson BD. Activation of autonomic thermoeffectors preceding the decision to behaviorally thermoregulate in resting humans. Experimental Physiology 101: 1218-1229, 2016. (selected as Editor’s Pick)
  • Schlader ZJ, Sarker S, Mündel T, Coleman G, Chapman CL, Sackett JR, Johnson BD. Hemodynamic responses upon the initiation of thermoregulatory behavior in young healthy humans. Temperature 3: 271-285, 2016.
  • Schlader ZJ, Temple JL, Hostler D. Exercise in personal protective equipment in a hot, humid environment does not affect risk propensity. Temperature 3: 262-270, 2016.
  • Schlader ZJ, Wilson TE, Crandall CG. Mechanisms of orthostatic intolerance during heat stress. Autonomic Neuroscience 196: 37-46, 2016.
  • Schlader ZJ, Gagnon D, Rivas E, Convertino VA, Crandall CG. Fluid restriction during exercise in the heat reduces tolerance to progressive central hypovolemia. Experimental Physiology 100: 926-934, 2015.
  • Flouris AD, Schlader ZJ. Human behavioural thermoregulation during exercise in the heat. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 25 S1: 52-64, 2015.
  • Schlader ZJ*, Ganio MS*, Pearson J, Lucas RAI, Rivas E, Kowalske KJ, Crandall CG. Heat acclimation improves heat exercise tolerance and heat dissipation in individuals with extensive skin grafts. Journal of Applied Physiology 119: 69-76, 2015. * indicates co-first authors
  • Schlader ZJ, Gagnon D, Adams A, Rivas E, Cullum CM, Crandall CG. Cognitive and perceptual responses during passive heat stress in younger and older adults. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 308: R847-R854, 2015.
  • Schlader ZJ, Gagnon D, Lucas RAI, Pearson J, Crandall CG. Baroreceptor unloading does not limit forearm sweat rate during severe passive heat stress. Journal of Applied Physiology 15: 449-454, 2015.
  • Schlader ZJ, Lucas RAI, Pearson J, Crandall CG. Hyperthermia does not alter the capacity to increase cerebral perfusion during a cognitive task. Experimental Physiology 98:1597-1607, 2013.
  • Schlader ZJ, Seifert T, Wilson TE, Bundgaard-Nielsen M, Secher NH, Crandall CG. Acute volume expansion attenuates hyperthermia-induced reductions in cerebral perfusion during simulated hemorrhage. Journal of Applied Physiology 114: 1730-1735, 2013.
  • Schlader ZJ, Perry BG, Che Jusoh R, Hodges LD, Stannard SR, Mündel T. Human temperature regulation when given the opportunity to behave. European Journal of Applied Physiology 113: 1291-1301, 2013.
  • Schlader ZJ, Simmons SE, Stannard SR, Mündel T. Skin temperature as a thermal controller of exercise intensity. European Journal of Applied Physiology 111: 1631-1639, 2011.
  • Schlader ZJ, Raman A, Morton RH, Stannard SR, Mündel T. Exercise modality modulates body temperature regulation during exercise under uncompensable heat stress. European Journal of Applied Physiology 111: 757-766, 2011.
  • Schlader ZJ, Simmons SE, Stannard SR, Mündel T. The independent roles of temperature and thermal perception in the control of human thermoregulatory behavior. Physiology and Behavior 103: 217-224, 2011.
  • Schlader ZJ, Stannard SR, Mündel T. Human thermoregulatory behavior during rest and exercise - a prospective review. Physiology and Behavior 99: 269-275, 2010.
  • Schlader ZJ, Prange HD, Mickleborough TD, Stager JM. Characteristics of the control of human thermoregulatory behavior. Physiology and Behavior 98:557-562, 2009.