Integrative Physiology Research Lab

Researcher fixing a device onto a participant laying down.

Research in the Integrative Physiology Laboratory primarily focuses on neural control of circulation in humans. These studies aim to better understand the mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease and orthostatic hypotension, with the goal of uncovering methods for reducing their incidence. 


Location: SDC 235

Current Research

Specifically, we are interested in examining sympathetic neural, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular responses to various interventions including

  • Blood pressure lowering agents
  • Intermittent and long-term fasting
  • Effects of nicotine exposure
  • Hemorrhage simulations using lower body negative pressure
  • Orthostatic challenges using head-up tilt

Comprehensive investigations of neural and vascular influences on cardiovascular disease and orthostatic hypotension are clinically relevant, and these areas of research are traditionally funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Support This Lab

Undergraduate and graduate research opportunities are made possible in part by the generosity of donors and alumni.


  • Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Autonomic Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Orthostatic and Simulated Orthostatic Stress
  • Traumatic Injury and Device Development