Health Research Institute

Neuroscience, Physiology, and Occupational Science

 

Duncan

Carolyn Duncan

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

caduncan@mtu.edu
906-487-2147
SDC 121A

Research Interests

  • Mobility and postural control in aging and special populations
  • Ergonomics and design of built environments for special populations

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Trewartha

Kevin Trewartha

Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

kmtrewar@mtu.edu
906-487-3206
Meese Center 211

Aging, Cognition, and Action Lab

The Aging, Cognition, and Action Lab is focused on understanding the nature of changes in cognitive function and motor behavior in healthy aging and dementia.

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Petushek

Erich Petushek

Assistant Professor, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

ejpetush@mtu.edu
906-487-3204
Harold Meese 207

Research Interests

Research program aims to train individuals in methods that reduce modifiable health disorders and health disparities, while promoting community health engagement and applied science innovation.

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Tiwari

Ashutosh Tiwari

Associate Professor, Chemistry

tiwari@mtu.edu
906-487-1840
Chem Sci 402B

Tiwari Research Group

The Tiwari Research Group aims to better understand the link between distinctly aggregated protein structures and their associated cellular toxicity.

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Duricher

John Durocher

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

jjduroch@mtu.edu
906-487-1659
Dow 735

Research Interests

  • Clinical and Applied Human Physiology
  • Autonomic Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Health

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Chen

Qinghui Chen

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

qinghuic@mtu.edu
906-487-1629
SDC 231/Dow 407

The Chen Lab

The Chen Lab focuses on how autonomic neurons of the hypothalamus, particularly the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) is involved in the development of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension.

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Lytle

Lydia Lytle

Undergraduate Internship Coordinator and Lecturer, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

llytle@mtu.edu
906-487-2839
SDC 230

Research Interests

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Chronic Pain and Addiction Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Professional Career Preparation
  • Motor Development

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Yu

Traci Yu

Research Assistant Professor

chunxiuy@mtu.edu
906-487-2353
Dow 528

Research Interests

  • Brain and Behavior
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Reward-Guided Learning

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Shan

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

zhiyings@mtu.edu
906-487-1757
Dow 501

Research Interests

  • Central Mechanism of Salt Sensitive Hypertension
  • Brain Prorenin Receptor and Hypertension
  • Brain Orexin System and Hypertension
  • Stress and Neuroinflammation and Hypertension

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Cooke

Bill Cooke

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

wcooke@mtu.edu
906-487-3389
SDC 236D

Research Interests

  • Autonomic Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Orthostatic and Simulated Orthostatic Stress
  • Exercise Interventions for Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension

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Steven Elmer

Steven J. Elmer

    • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology

      Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

      Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

    • sjelmer@mtu.edu
    • 906-487-2324
    • SDC 121B

       

Research Interests

 
  • Adaptations to exercise training
  • Functional losses following injury
  • Skeletal muscle function
  • Cycling biomechanics
  • Physiology education

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