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James C. Martin

James C. Martin, PhD

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Natural History of a Disease
  • Preventive Dentistry

I received my Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Health Education from The University of Texas at Austin in which my emphasis area was Exercise Science combined with Growth Development and Aging. Following completion of my doctorate I took a two year Research Assistant Professor position at University of South Carolina. I joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2000 and am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science.

Research Statement

My research focus has been understanding basic aspects of neuromuscular function during dynamic contractions. I have used a cycling model and thus my work has application in basic science and in cycling exercise in a broad range of settings. I have recently branched out into treatment and prevention of diabetes. In a recently study we found that six workouts with single leg cycling dramatically increased proteins associated with glucose uptake, insulin sensitivity, and respiratory capacity. The next step is to determine if similar gains can be realized in a diabetic population and if those gains will reduce complications of diabetes. Finally, I am interested in facilitating low intensity exercise in work place and classroom settings and developed prototypes of an ActiveDesk with integrated workstation and exercise bike.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Barratt PR (04/2016).
  2. Elmer SJ (02/2016).
  3. Rimer EG (11/03/2015).
  4. McDaniel J (06/2014).
  5. Elmer S J (02/2013).
  6. Elmer S J (10/2011).
  7. Barratt PR (09/2011).
  8. Elmer S J (03/16/2011).
  9. Elmer (03/01/2011).
  10. Elmer SJ (03/2009).
  11. Martin JC (12/2006).


  1. Martin JC (04/2007). [Review].
  2. Martin JC (03/2007). [Review].
  3. Jeukendrup A (02/2001). [Review].

Book Chapter

  1. Martin JC (01/2002).
  2. Martin JC (01/2002).
  3. Martin JC (01/1998).


  1. Martin JC (2012). Integrated exercise workspace. U.S. Patent No. 14/127,336. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  2. Martin JC (2012). Muscle exercise devices and associated methods. U.S. Patent No. 12/568,473. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  3. Martin JC (2011). Power measurement device for a bike trainer. U.S. Patent No. 13/164,476. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.