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

Former doctoral student Kara Marlatt publishes in Preventive Medicine Reports

Tuesday, January 5, 2016: Kara Marlatt, Ph.D., M.P.H., a 2015 graduate of the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article recently published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports. The article, entitled “Breakfast and fast food consumption are associated with selected biomarkers in adolescents,” examines the effect of breakfast and fast food consumption on biological markers of … Continue reading Former doctoral student Kara Marlatt publishes in Preventive Medicine Reports [Read Full Story]


Tyler Bosch, Kin Ph.D. graduate, publishes in Metabolism

Tuesday, January 5, 2016: Tyler Bosch, Ph.D., a 2014 graduate of the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article published in the journal Metabolism. The article, “In adult twins, visceral fat accumulation depends more on exceeding sex-specific adiposity thresholds than on genetics,” reported that while total body fat is influenced by genetics, visceral adipose tissue accumulation may … Continue reading Tyler Bosch, Kin Ph.D. graduate, publishes in Metabolism [Read Full Story]


Dengel and former doctoral advisee publish in Journal of Pediatrics

Monday, January 4, 2016: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., Kinesiology professor and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author of an article recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The article entitled “Relations among adiposity and insulin resistance with flow-mediated dilation, carotid intima-media thickness, and arterial stiffness in children” examines the associations of adiposity and insulin … Continue reading Dengel and former doctoral advisee publish in Journal of Pediatrics [Read Full Story]


Doctoral candidate Joseph Ostrem publishes in Journal of Clinical Ultrasound

Tuesday, September 15, 2015: Joseph Ostrem, Kinesiology MS (2013), currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author on an article published in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. The article, “Presence of a high flow-mediated constriction phenomenon prior to flow-mediated dilation in normal weight, overweight and obese children and adolescents, ” examines the presence of high … Continue reading Doctoral candidate Joseph Ostrem publishes in Journal of Clinical Ultrasound [Read Full Story]


Dengel co-authors article in Journal of Obesity

Monday, September 14, 2015: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author on an article published in the Journal of Obesity. “Visceral adiposity in persons with chronic spinal cord injury determined by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry” determined visceral adiposity levels in individuals with spinal cord injury using dual … Continue reading Dengel co-authors article in Journal of Obesity [Read Full Story]


PhD graduate Michael T. Nelson publishes in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Monday, September 14, 2015: Michael T. Nelson, Ph.D., a 2014 School of Kinesiology graduate advised by Donald Dengel, Ph.D., is the lead author of an article published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. “Repeatability of respiratory exchange ratio time series analysis” examines the reproducibility of time-series analysis of respiratory exchange ratio. The study, based on Dr. Nelson’s … Continue reading PhD graduate Michael T. Nelson publishes in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research [Read Full Story]