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Research and Outreach

Our research programs are grant funded both nationally and locally and include research in:

  • Human Exercise Physiology and Metabolism
  • Bone Density and Exercise
  • Vitamin D and Bone Growth
  • Lipid and Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Molecular Mineral Nutrition
  • Obesity Research

Research Collaborations

diagram of research collaborations - see table below

Researcher Topic Collaborators
Dr. Ball Body composition, youth physical activity, fitness Dr. Parks
Dr. Keller
Dr. Fritsche Diet, w-3 fatty acids immune function Dr. Hinton
Dr. Rector
Dr. Gable Behavioral interventions in child care and preschool settings Dr. Keller
Dr. Hinton Energy balance & bone turnover Dr. Fritsche
Dr. Vieira-Potter
Dr. Rector
Dr. Kanaley
Dr. Kanaley Endocrine & glycemic control, exercise, diabetes Dr. Parks
Dr. Vieira-Potter
Dr Rector
Dr. Hinton
Dr. Padilla
Dr. Keller Evaluation of community nutrition education & health programs Dr. Ball
Dr. Gable
Dr. Padilla CV ramification of physical inactivity, insulin resistance Dr. Parks
Dr. Kanaley
Dr. Pulakat
Dr. Rector
Dr. Vieira-Potter
Dr. Parks Lipid metabolism, obesity, fatty liver Dr. Padilla
Dr. Ball
Dr. Vieira-Potter
Dr. Rector
Dr. Kanaley
Dr. Peterson Vitamin D in health protection, adipoinsular axis & fetal programming Dr. Vieira-Potter
Dr. Pulakat Diabetes, CVD, renin angiotensin system new drugs Dr. Padilla
Dr. Rector
Dr. Rector Exercise, oxidative stress, liver metabolism Dr. Vieira-Potter
Dr. Fritsche
Dr. Padilla
Dr. Parks
Dr. Kanaley
Dr. Hinton
Dr. Pulakat
Dr. Vieira-Potter Behavior/biologic modulation of adipose tissue Dr. Peterson
Dr. Padilla
Dr. Parks
Dr. Kanaley
Dr. Hinton
Dr. Rector