Nadine M. Fisher


Nadine M. Fisher.

Nadine M. Fisher


Nadine M. Fisher


Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Rehabilitation Physiology Laboratory
Director, Rehabilitation Science PhD Program

Research Topics

Assessing physiological and functional limitations and developing exercise and rehabilitation programs for various disability groups, including osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis, MS, post-polio syndrome, hemophilia and frail to well elderly.

Contact Information

30 Kimball

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6724

Fax: (716) 829-3217

Overview Publications News

Selected Publications

  • Tomita M, Fisher N, Nair SRamsey D, Persons, K. Impact of Physical Activities on Frailty in Community-Dwelling Older Women. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 2018. 
  • Tomita MR, NM Fisher, D Ramsey, K Stanton, L Bierdeman, L Kocher, S Saharan, R Sridhar, BJ Naughton, G Wilding. Effects of virtual group exercise at home (V-GEAH) on adherence and fall risks in older adults with a history of falling. Gerontol Geriatr: Res 2(3):1018, 2016.
  • Fisher NM, A Limprasertkul, DR Pendergast. Fat metabolism increases after exercise training in older men, but not women. Healthy Aging Research, accepted April 2016.
  • Ray AD, M Mahoney, NM Fisher. Measures of respiratory function correlate with fatigue in ambulatory persons with multiple sclerosis. Disability Rehab 37(26):2407-2412, 2015. DOI:10.3109/09638288.2015.1031286.
  • Ray AD, S Udhoji, T Mashtare, NM Fisher. Feasibility of a short duration respiratory muscle training program to improve respiratory muscle strength and quality of life in multiple sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94(10):1964-1970, 2013.

  • Limprasertkul A*, T You, NM Fisher, AB Awad, DR Pendergast.  Exercise-induced plasma cytokines between older and younger adults.  Int SportMed J 14(1):16-28, 2013. * indicates student
  • Limprasertkul A*, NM Fisher, AB Awad, DR Pendergast. Statin therapy depresses fat metabolism in older individuals. J Am College Nutrition 31(1):32-38, 2012. * indicates student

  • Limprasertkul A*, NM Fisher, AB Awad, DR Pendergast. The respiratory exchange ratio is higher in older adults, but is reduced by aerobic exercise training. Int J Endocrinol Metab 9(1):264-270, 2011. * indicates student

  • Wang YJ*, M Boehmke, YWB Wu, SS Dickerson, N Fisher. Effects of a 6-week walking program on Taiwanese women newly diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.  Cancer Nursing 34(2):E1-E13, 2011.  * indicates student

  • **Pendergast DR, K Meksawan, A Limprasertkul, NM Fisher.  Influence of exercise on nutritional requirements.  Eur J Appl Physiol 111:379-390, 2011.
    ** This paper was among the top 5 most frequently downloaded articles of EJAP in 2011 and 2012, with over 500 downloads in 2012.