Current Research

Our research includes investigating how nutrients and physical activity interact with cancer and cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases, and the health consequences of nutritional disorders and obesity.

12/12/19
This study will use multiple levels of analysis to determine mechanisms by which amylin, a pancreatic-and-brain-derived peptide, acts in the mesolimbic reward system of the brain to reduce body weight and decrease food intake.
12/12/19
This study will examine how changes in both water temperature and breathing gases influence autonomic activity during head out water immersion.
12/12/19
This study explores the interrelationships among blood biomarkers and training load in elite athletes to enable peak athletic performance and health.
12/12/19
This project will determine the magnitude of increases in core body temperature or reductions in body fluids incurred in a warm and humid disabled Pressurized Rescue Module scenario at sea level and at depth (20 feet of seawater) for up to 24 hours.
12/12/19
This project examines the effects of Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) on performance during topside operations at altitude and during diving at altitude. 
12/12/19
This study will determine if exercise intolerance in concussion patients is due to low cardiac output or changes in skeletal muscle metabolism.
12/12/19
This study will investigate the role of the carotid body chemoreceptors in ventilatory control during hyperbaric exposures when blood oxygen content is elevated.
12/13/19
This randomized controlled trial study will determine the efficacy of an alternative cooling method for exertional heat stroke patients in the wilderness.
12/12/19
This project will examine the use of HOWI therapy for concussion management and determine if face cooling and/or the cold pressor test are potential objective biomarkers of concussion.