Academic Areas

  • Exercise Science
  • Kinesiology

Teaching Interests

  • Exercise Physiology & Cardiovascular Physiology

Research Interests:

  • Investigating racial disparities in cardiovascular function and the underlying causes of these disparities
  • Investigating the effects of dietary salt on vascular function and autonomic control of blood pressure
  • Determining the influence of oxidative stress on neurovascular function in hypertension, and in the context of racial disparities in cardiovascular health

Current Research Interests

  • Investigating racial differences in neurovascular function in response to high dietary salt.
  • Determining the role of lifestyle (e.g., physical activity, diet, and sleep) in contributing to blood vessel function and neural control of blood pressure.
  • Investigating the contribution of oxidative stress (high levels of free radicals) on autonomic control of the circulation.
Physical Education, Allied Health
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Rehabilitation Science, 2016
MS, University of Illinois at Chicago, Applied Exercise Physiology, 2012
BS, University of Indianapolis, Kinesiology, 2010
American Heart Association
American Physiological Society
American College of Sports Medicine