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

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. […]


Dengel featured in Improving Lives Vision 20/20 blog; Bosch interviewed in Radiology Today

Monday, June 11, 2018: Kinesiology professor Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., was interviewed for CEHD’s Improving Lives Vision 20/20 blog on the body analytics software, Dexalytics. In the article, “The Potential of Dexalytics to Improve Sport Performance,” Dengel, director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology describes the software program, which uses data gathered from dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans to […]


Dengel and colleagues publish in Clinical Endocrinology

Monday, June 4, 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 recently published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology. “Bone mineral density and body composition in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia” examined bone mineral density and body composition in children with congenital adrenal […]


Grad student Michelle Harbin lead author of research publication

Thursday, April 26, 2018: Michelle Harbin, M.S. and doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology and member of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP), is the lead author of a peer-reviewed article, entitled “Associations of sex, age and adiposity in endothelium-independent dilation in children“. The article is published in the journal Physiological Measurement and examines the association of age, sex and […]


LIHP members publish in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging

Thursday, April 19, 2018: Michelle Harbin, M.S. and doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology and member of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP), is the lead author of an article published in the Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. The article entitled “Intra- and inter-day reproducibility of low-flow mediated constriction response in young adults” examined the relationship of low-flow mediated […]


Dengel presents at Iowa State University

Monday, April 9, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, presented at Iowa State University’s Department of Kinesiology on April 5, 2018. The title of Dengel’s talk was, “Developing a Teaching Laboratory for Kinesiology Sciences.”