Steven J. Elmer
- Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
- Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
- Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
- PhD, Exercise Physiology, University of Utah
- MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Utah
- BS, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah
Dr. Elmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Technological University. His research goals are to find better ways to restore musculoskeletal function, maintain health, and improve performance in healthy and clinical populations. Specifically, his research is focused on three key areas: 1) mechanics of skeletal muscle contraction, 2) coordination of locomotor tasks, and 3) exercise interventions to improve physical conditioning and mobility. Applications for his research range from basic aspects of muscle contraction to applied human performance in a variety of settings including injury, rehabilitation, ergonomics, and sport.
- Adaptations to exercise training
- Functional losses following injury
- Skeletal muscle function
- Cycling biomechanics
- Physiology education
- Kilgas, M.A., Denherder, A.E., Lytle, L.M., Williams, C.T., Elmer, S.J. (2019). Home-based exercise with blood flow restriction to improve quadriceps function and physical function after total knee arthroplasty: a case report. Physical Therapy (Epub ahead of print).
- Kilgas, M.A., Lytle, L.M., Drum, S.N., Elmer, S.J. (2019). Exercise with blood flow restriction to improve quadriceps function long after ACL reconstruction. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 40, 650-656.
- Kilgas, M.A., McDaniel, J., & Elmer, S.J. (2019). Limb blood flow and tissue perfusion during exercise with blood flow restriction. Submitted to European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119, 377-387.
- Lytle, L.M., Dannenbring, J.L., Kilgas, M.A., Elmer, S.J. (2019). Eccentric arm cycling: a potential upper-body exercise for wheelchair users. Archives in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 100, 914-922.
- Bye, T.K., Carter, K.R., Elmer, S.J. (2019). An outside the box activity to demonstrate how humans and animals turn. Advances in Physiology Education, 43, 282-287.
- VanSumeren, A.L., Kilgas, M.A., Bye, T.K., Anderson, D.J., Elmer, S.J. (2018). Influence of the lower-body on seated arm cranking performance. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 39, 757-763.
- Elmer, S.J., Anderson, D.J., Wakeham, T., Kilgas, M.A., Durocher, J.J., Lindstedt, S.L., LaStayo, P.C. (2017). Upper-body eccentric exercise: improvements in muscle strength and power at moderate training intensities. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117, 1473-1483.
- Elmer, S.J., Joyner, M.J., Carter, J.R. (2017). Two hour marathon: what do students think? Advances in Physiology Education, 41, 522-525.
- Leong, C.H., Elmer, S.J., Martin, J.C. (2017). Effects of noncircular chainrings on joint specific kinematics and power production. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 33, 410-418.
- Kilgas, M.A., Elmer, S.J. (2017). Back to the future! Revisiting the physiological cost of negative work as a team-based activity for exercise physiology students. Advances in Physiology Education, 41, 120-129. [Article featured on journal yearly cover issue]
- Elmer, S.J., McDaniel, J., Martin, J.C. (2016). Biomechanics of counterweighted one-legged cycling. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 32, 78-85.
- Elmer, S.J., Carter, K.R., Armga, A.J., Carter, J.R. (2016). Evaluation of blended learning within an exercise physiology laboratory. Advances in Physiology Education, 40, 64-69.
- Barratt, P., Korff, T., Elmer, S.J., Martin, J.C. (2016). Mechanical determinants of submaximal cycling: roles of pedal speed and crank length. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48, 705-713.
- Elmer, S.J., Martin, J.C. (2014). A cycling workstation to facilitate physical activity in office settings. Applied Ergonomics, 45, 1240-1246.
- McDaniel, J., Behjani, S., Elmer, S.J., Brown, N.A., Martin, J.C. (2014). Joint-specific power-velocity relationships during maximal cycling. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30, 423-430.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
- National Science Foundation
- Michigan Space Grant Consortium
- The Physiological Society
- American College of Sports Medicine
- Advanced exercise physiology
- Exercise physiology laboratory
- Foundations of kinesiology
- Human biomechanics
- Graduate seminar