Funded 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.

This study will examine how changes in both water temperature and breathing gases influence autonomic activity during head out water immersion.
This study will examine autonomic control of blood pressure in patients recently diagnosed with a concussion.
Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world and its use is increasing among children. Although considered safe, the majority of empirical data on the effects of caffeine have been collected in adults.
This pre-clinical study will examine the safety and efficacy of phytosterols in treating maternal gestational hyperlipidemiarity.
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.
This study will evaluate the effects of rehydration strategy on terrestrial performance and overnight recovery following immersion induced dehydration.  
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.
This study will investigate the role of the carotid body chemoreceptors in ventilatory control during hyperbaric exposures when blood oxygen content is elevated.
This study will determine if exercise intolerance in concussion patients is due to low cardiac output or changes in skeletal muscle metabolism.
This study aims to determine the efficacy of face cooling to maintain blood pressure during simulated hemorrhage induced by lower body negative pressure.
This project examines the effects of Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) on performance during topside operations at altitude and during diving at altitude. 
The overarching goal of this this study is to address the MedEvac foundation priority of educational techniques and technologies, and improve HEMS safety.