Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

About the Lab

The Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP) is a teaching and research laboratory located in Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. The overall goal of LIHP is to gain a better understanding of the effect of various diseases (e.g., obesity, cancer, metabolic syndrome, etc.) on vascular as well as cardiac systems in an integrative approach as well as to develop a better understanding of how to treat the effect of these diseases on the cardiovascular system. In addition, to its own goals the LIHP serves as a resource to other investigators at the University of Minnesota to assist them in their research objectives involving the measurement of vascular and cardiovascular structure and function. Because of this unique mission the LIHP collaborates with a number of researchers at the University of Minnesota in various departments such as Pediatrics, Epidemiology, Preventive Cardiology, Oncology, as well as researchers in the University of Minnesota General Clinic Research Center, St. Paul Heart Clinic and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Leadership

The LIHP is under the direction of Donald Dengel, Ph.D., who also serves as Director of the Human Performance Core and Densitometry Services of the University of Minnesota's Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

News from the Lab

Kinesiology’s Anna Solfest awarded UROP to perform research in LIPH lab

Wednesday, November 30, 2016: Anna Solfest, a undergraduate student in the School of Kinesiology, has received a U of M Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award. Anna’s UROP project will examine body composition, bone density, and visceral adipose tissue in male and female NCAA Division I basketball players. The project is under the direction of Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor … Continue reading Kinesiology’s Anna Solfest awarded UROP to perform research in LIPH lab [Read Full Story]


Dengel gives invited talks at East Carolina University

Monday, November 14, 2016: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, gave two research talks at East Carolina University this month. The first talk, “Frontiers in Body Composition Analysis From NFL Players to Infants and Beyond,” was presented to students and faculty in the Department of Kinesiology on … Continue reading Dengel gives invited talks at East Carolina University [Read Full Story]


Dengel presents at Southeastern Pediatric Nutrition Conference

Monday, November 14, 2016: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, was invited to present at the Southeastern Neonatal/Pediatric Nutrition Conference on November 11 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. His presentation was titled “Pediatric Vascular Health: Growing Up.”  [Read Full Story]


Barr-Anderson, Biltz present at NASPEM conference

Monday, August 15, 2016: Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, presented a poster entitled “Teachers’ influence on weight-related behaviors of African American preschoolers” at the 2016 North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM) in Knoxville, TN, on August 11. George Biltz, M.D., lecturer in the School, also presented a poster, “Initial Submaximal RER and Tidal Volume Variability Appear Inversely Related … Continue reading Barr-Anderson, Biltz present at NASPEM conference [Read Full Story]


LIHP alumni, faculty publish in “Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology”

Friday, June 3, 2016: Justin Geijer, Ph.D., (Ph.D., 2015) an assistant professor at Winona State University, is the lead author of an article recently published in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. The article, “Reproducibility of brachial vascular changes with alterations in end-tidal carbon dioxide,” examined the reproducibility of using carbon dioxide to alter diameter in the brachial artery. The … Continue reading LIHP alumni, faculty publish in “Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology” [Read Full Story]


Dengel quoted in Huffington Post

Tuesday, May 24, 2016: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP) was recently quoted in The Huffington Post on why it is important to change up your workout routines. Dengel said, “Any form of activity is good activity … but speciality is not the best way to work our … Continue reading Dengel quoted in Huffington Post [Read Full Story]