Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

News from the Lab

Tyler Bosch, Kin Ph.D. graduate, publishes in Pediatric Obesity

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Tyler Bosch, Ph.D., a 2014 graduate of the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author on an article published in the June 15 issue of Pediatric Obesity. The article, “Visceral adipose tissue measured by DXA correlates with measurement by CT and is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in children,” examines a novel way to measure […] [Read Full Story]

Marlatt recognized by American Kinesiology Association

Wednesday, April 22, 2015: Doctoral student Kara Marlatt was named an American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Doctoral Scholar for 2015. The AKA Scholar Awards recognize, at the national level, the academic and leadership accomplishments of doctoral students in AKA member departments. This annual award honors a select number of students, nominated by member departments, whose academic and leadership records are distinctive.  The […] [Read Full Story]

Kinesiology M.S. student Ashley Watkins publishes in Journal of Pediatrics

Monday, April 6, 2015: M.S. student Ashley Watkins, B.A/B.S. (Kinesiology, 2013), is the lead author of an article recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics entitled “Childhood wrist circumference is not a predictor of insulin resistance in adulthood.” Ms. Watson conducted the study as part of her KIN 3993 Directed Studies experience as an undergraduate. Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., […] [Read Full Story]

Kinesiology Ph.D. graduate to publish in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Monday, March 2, 2015: Dr. Michael Nelson, Kinesiology graduate (2014), is the lead author on an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The article, “Repeatability of Respiratory Exchange Ratio Time Series Analysis, ” examines a new way to measure the variability in an individual’s metabolism during exercise. Dr. Nelson, who was advised by […] [Read Full Story]

Dengel publishes in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

Monday, February 23, 2015: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author of an article to appear in the journal, Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. The article entitled “Supporting Public Health Priorities: Recommendations for Physical Education and Physical Activity Promotion in Schools” is a world-wide overview of key issues […] [Read Full Story]

Ostrem to publish in ultrasound journal

Tuesday, January 13, 2015: Joe Ostrem, doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article to be 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, ” describes a new method of assessing examining vascular […] [Read Full Story]

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.


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.