Dr. Joe Houmard
Director: Human Performance Laboratory
B.A., Manchester College
M.A., Miami University
Ph.D., Ball State University
How skeletal muscle metabolism is altered with conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and the aging process; and how a physically active lifestyle can counteract decrements associated with these conditions. Current ongoing projects involve how fat oxidation is altered with obesity, how insulin signal transduction is altered with aging, the optimal exercise prescription for enhancing insulin action, and how exercise training can augment the improvement in insulin action seen with dramatic weight loss (gastric bypass surgery).
380 Ward Sports Medicine Building
Greenville, NC 27858