Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Faculty and Staff Directory

Faculty

Kyle Bolen

  • Lecturer, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Specialties

  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Altitude Physiology 

Jason R. Carter

  • Associate Vice President for Research Development
  • Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Dr. Carter's Research

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

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

  • Autonomic 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

 

Carolyn A. Duncan

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

Research Interests

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

Steven J. Elmer

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

Research Interests

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

Megan C. Frost

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

Research Interests

  • Nitric oxide releasing polymers
  • Implantable sensors
  • Biological response to polymeric materials
  • Wound healing
  • Antimicrobial and viral inactivation

Kelly Kamm

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Rural health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Care-seeking behaviors
  • Hand hygiene
  • Social determinants of health

Lydia Lytle

  • Undergraduate Internship Coordinator and Lecturer, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Professional Affiliations

  • Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Outpatient Therapy
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Health Policy and Administration Section Member
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association
  • American Kinesiology Association

Research, Clinical, and Teaching Interests

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Chronic Pain and Addiction Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Professional Career Preparation
  • Motor Development
  • Internship in Exercise Science
  • Internship in Sports and Fitness Management

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

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

Research Interests

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

Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty 

Eric Bausano

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

John J. Durocher

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

Research Interests

  • Clinical and Applied Human Physiology
  • Autonomic Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Health
  • Physiological Responses to Stress and Exercise
  • Specificity of Exercise Testing and Prescription

Rhys Edwards

  • Director of NCAA Compliance & Student-Athlete Services
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Caroline Gwaltney

  • Assistant Professor and Regional Clinical Coordinator, CMU DPT Program, MTU Satellite
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Certifications

  • American Board of Wound Management, Certified Wound Specialist
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Credentialed Clinical
  • Parkinson Wellness Recovery, Certified PWR! Therapist 

Professional Organizations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Chair-elect, Upper Peninsula District
  • APTA section member of the Education and Home Health sections, Electrophysiology/Wound Care, and Geriatric sections/academies
  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care 

Brett Hamlin

  • Senior Lecturer, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Faculty Advisor, Blizzard Baja SAE
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Educational methods
  • Spatial visualization
  • Heat transfer
  • Biomechanics

Michelle Jacob

  • Women's Soccer Head Coach
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Gary Kruzich

  • Director of Athletic Partnerships and Ticket Sales
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Nate Larson

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Kevin Luke

  • Men's Basketball Head Coach
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Mark Randell

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Suzanne Sanregret

  • Athletic Director
  • Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Carl Smoot

  • Director of Sleep Research Laboratory, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Research Scientist and Board Certified Sleep Physician

Matt St. Louis

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Matt Thome

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Cameron Williams

  • Site Coordinator, CMU DPT Program MTU Satellite
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Teaching Interest

  • Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Orthopedics
  • Human Pathophysiology
  • Medical Science

Professional Organizations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA)
  • Orthopedic, Education, Geriatric, and Health Policy and Administration Sections Member of the APTA

Staff

Terry Anderson

Terry E. Anderson

  • Research Administrative Associate
Kristi Kesti-Pieti

Kristi Kesti-Pieti

  • Department Coordinator, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
Craig Pellizzaro

Craig R. Pellizzaro

  • Director of Intramurals and Physical Education
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Anne Tikkanen

  • Research Study Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse

Certifications

  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, American Association of Sleep Technologists, 1998 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board for Respiratory Care, 1992