“Stressing people since 2002”

The Exercise & Environmental Physiology Lab opened at the University of Oregon in 2002.

Funded by National Institutes of Health

Current research is supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of NIH.

Research subjects needed

Interested in participating? You can find the current projects listed in the dropdown menu under PROJECTS.

Throughout my career…

My research has focused on identifying the hormonal, neural, or metabolic factors that are responsible for changes in the cardiovascular system during exposure to...

What are we doing?

The studies we are currently conducting are designed to understand the mechanisms that underlie some of the beneficial effects of exercise, particularly in an...

Why use exercise in research?

We learn much more about the cardiovascular system when we challenge it. Just sitting around, we won’t know what it is capable of doing....


Former students from the lab work in industry, medicine, and academic settings. Here’s who they are, and where they have gone.

Mollie Paige MS 2004 Physician Assistant, Bend In-2C-14px
Jay Williams MS 2004 Emergency Medicine Physician, Sky Lakes Medical Center
Brad Wilkins Post-doc 2004 Founder & Principal: W124°, LLC In-2C-14px
Jennifer McCord MS 2004, PhD 2007 Instructor, Portland Community College
Thomas Pellinger PhD 2008 Associate Professor and Program Chair, Applied Health Physiology, Salisbury University
Brenna Lynn PhD 2008 Associate Dean of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia In-2C-14px
Grant Simmons MS 2005, PhD 2008 Principle Researcher, Nike Sports Research Lab
Chi-An Emhoff MS 2009 Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, St. Mary’s College of California In-2C-14px
Mattie (Bridgmon) Suver MS 2010 Physical Therapy Assistant and professional runner coe-twitter-icon-19x19
Alisha Lacewell MS 2012 Physical Therapist, Sacred Heart Medical Center @ RiverBend coe-twitter-icon-19x19
Tahisha Buck MS 2013 Admin Assistant/Social Media Manager, Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum In-2C-14px
Steven Romero PhD 2014 Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center In-2C-14px
Meredith Luttrell Post-doc 2016 Assistant Professor, Drake University In-2C-14px
Matthew Ely PhD 2019 Post-doc, Spaulding Research Institute, Harvard