Research Interests

  • Integrative physiology
  • Renal physiology
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Environmental physiology
  • Exercise physiology

Our research interests involve identifying the implications of thermal stress (i.e., heat, cold, humidity) and other related stressors (e.g., dehydration, hypoxia) on integrative physiology.

Our current research foci include - (a) Understanding the mechanisms of autonomic and behavioral thermoregulation during exercise and/or heat exposure; (b) Examining the impact of heat exposure, dehydration and/or exercise on renal function and injury; and (c) Elucidating adaptations to diving related environmental exposures. We conduct these studies in younger and older adults, and with relevance to other at-risk populations (e.g., military, manual laborers, etc.).

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions, State University of New York at Buffalo (past)

Physical Education
PhD, Massey University, 2011
MS, Indiana University Bloomington, 2008
BS, Austin Peay State University, 2006