Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

The team

LIPH team Spring 2017

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

Study conducted by Dengel is presented at Joint Annual Meeting in France

Friday, September 7, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, had two studies presented at the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB, held in Paris, France on June 16-21, 2018. The two presentations are entitled “Evaluation of A Method for Simultaneous in vivo Measurements of Blood T1 and T2” and […]


Dengel is co-author of article in Journal of Pediatrics

Wednesday, September 5, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author of an article published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The article, “Relationships of anxiety and depression with cardiovascular health in youth with normal weight to severe obesity,”  analyzes the relationships between self-reported depression […]


Dengel publishes article examining relationship between age, BMI and cardiovascular risks among youth

Wednesday, September 5, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author of an article published in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. The article, “Association between carotid intima media thickness, age and cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents,” examines the relationship between age, body mass […]


Kinesiology M.S. Seth Brayton is lead author on article published in Cogent Medicine

Monday, August 6, 2018: Seth Brayton, M.S., graduate of the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article recently published in the journal, Cogent Medicine. The article, entitled “The impact of high BMI on acute changes in body composition following 90 min of running,” is the result of a study that examined acute changes in body composition […]


Donald R. Dengel awarded Henry L. Taylor-Arthur S. Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement

Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of exercise physiology in the School of Kinesiology, has been awarded the Henry L. Taylor-Arthur S. Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement. Dr. Dengel is the director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, which provides clinical vascular, metabolic, exercise and body composition testing for researchers across the University of […]


Kinesiology PhD student Katlyn Koepp Borlaug receives AHA Doctoral Student Award

Tuesday, June 19, 2018: School of Kinesiology doctoral student Katlyn Koepp Borlaug with an emphasis in exercise science, has received an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship Award. Koepp’s research project is titled “Visceral Adipose Tissue and Exercise Capacity in Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF).” The award provides funding of $53,688 for two years and will begin July 1, 2018. […]