Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Faculty

Qing-Hui Chen

  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and exercise science.
  • Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.
  • Neural mechanisms of exercise training in regulating autonomic and cardiovascular function.

William H. Cooke

  • Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Preventative and Community Health, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Autonomoic Cardiovascular Control in Humans
    • Orthostatic and Simulated Orthostatic Stress
    • Exercise Interventions for Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension
    • Frailty in Older Adults
    • Traumatic Injury and Device Development

 

Steven J. Elmer

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Physiology education
  • Neuromuscular function and dysfunction
  • Adaptations to eccentric exercise
  • Exercise-induced fatigue
  • Functional losses following injury
  • Cycling biomechanics

Megan C. Frost

  • Interim Department Chair, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nitric oxide releasing polymers
  • Implantable sensors
  • Biological response to polymeric materials

Kelly Kamm

  • Research Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Lydia Lytle

  • Undergraduate Internship Coordinator and Lecturer, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Mechanism of Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Brain Renin Angiotensin System and Hypertension
  • Neuroinflammation and Hypertension
  • Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome

Kevin M. Trewartha

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Links of Interest

Lab Website

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Motor Learning
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control

Tejin Yoon

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Age and sex difference in neuromuscle fatigue
  • Smart Exercise with wearable sensors
  • Functional brain activation during exercise
  • Sports Performance
  • Neuromuscular Control of gait and posture