Understanding how sleep apnea and episodic periods of hypoxia affect the muscles of the upper airway and the cardiopulmonary systems.
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Andrew D. Ray, PT, PhD, also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. His research is focused around respiratory system dysfunction, including respiratory muscle strength in pre-clinical and clinical models of lung cancer. Ray's interests and goals are to improve quality of life in cancer survivors through prehabilitation as well as post-treatment exercise interventions including respiratory muscle strength training. Ray has a history of studying the relationship between respiratory muscle dysfunction in health and disease and exercise performance in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Ray teaches Evidence Based Practice (PT 505) and Foundations in Physical Therapy II (PT510).