- PhD, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
- MS, Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
- BS, Exercise and Sport Science, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO
My research interests broadly include exercise physiology and neural regulation of the peripheral circulation. More specifically, I am interested in how the autonomic nervous system regulates the cardiovascular system in various situations, and in different populations. My doctoral studies focused on elucidating the mechanisms within the sympathetic nervous system that are dysregulated in the context of heart failure, and how they contribute to the pathophysiology of this syndrome, particularly regarding exercise intolerance. Currently, I am pursuing investigations that focus on the physiological underpinnings of the elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease in Veterans with PTSD, which may be related to autonomic disturbances accompanying this syndrome.