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Joel D. Trinity, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Internal Medicine - Associate Professor, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology - Adjunct Associate Professor

Divisions: Geriatrics

Academic Office Information

joel.trinity@utah.edu

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Exercise and Aging
  • Hypertension
  • Blood Flow
  • Nitric Oxide
  • Endothelium, Vascular

Dr. Trinity is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology. Dr. Trinity joined the UVRL in 2009 after completing his doctoral training at The University of Texas at Austin. Utilizing an integrative approach that combines in-vivo and in-vitro techniques Dr. Trinity's research examines the on the impact of age and disease, specifically hypertension, on vascular function and blood flow regulation.

Research Statement

Current research interests include an integrative approach to the study of aging and cardiovascular function in health and disease. I am specifically focused on the complex interactions of neural control, oxidative stress, and vascular function in diseased populations including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and hypertension. My graduate training focused on human performance and my dissertation work used a systematic approach to study whole body physiology focusing on peripheral and central cardiovascular performance during submaximal and maximal exercise. This research included studies investigating the independent and combined effects of core temperature and skin temperature on cardiovascular performance during exercise. Other interests include how the body balances peripheral (skin and muscle) and central (heart) hemodynamics during intense exercise, primarily during fatigue. Previous research has focused on physiological adaptations to tapering in highly trained swimmers.

Education History

Fellowship George E Whalen VA Medical Center
Advanced Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah
Geriatrics
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training The University of Texas at Austin
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D.
Graduate Training The University of Texas at Austin
Kinesiology
M.A.
Undergraduate Occidental College
Kinesiology
B.A.
Undergraduate The University of California Santa Cruz
Biology