Donald Dengel, Ph.D.
Donald Dengel, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota and a Research Scientist at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. He serves as the Director of the Human Performance Core and Densitometry Services at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which provides clinical cardiovascular, metabolic and body composition testing for researchers across the University of Minnesota. Dr. Dengel also directs the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory for the School of Kinesiology, which is one of the leading teaching facilities for both human and exercise physiology as well as anatomy and biomechanics laboratory methods in the United States.
Dr. Dengel has published over 80 scientific manuscripts and 3 book chapters in the area of insulin sensitivity, oxygen uptake kinetics and vascular structure and function in both children and adults. He is the principal investigator or co-investigator on a series of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute to explore the development of cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome in adolescent and adult cancer survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and other cancers as well as obese adolescents. In addition, Dr. Dengel is funded to examine the effects of obesity on peripheral and cerebral vascular function in obese adolescents and adults. Dr. Dengel is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine as well as the Fellow in American Heart Association’s Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.