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

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]


Dengel co-author on article published in Techniques Magazine

Monday, May 16, 2016: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology in the School of Kinesiology, is co-author of an article published in the May 2016 issue of Techniques Magazine, published by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The article entitled “Body Composition: Methods and importance for performance and health” … Continue reading Dengel co-author on article published in Techniques Magazine [Read Full Story]


School of Kinesiology professors meet with Guatemalan Olympic Committee

Thursday, April 21, 2016:   Last week, School Kinesiology Drs. Christopher Lundstrom, George Biltz, and  Donald Dengel traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala to meet with members of the Guatemalan Sports Confederation and the Guatemalan Olympic Committee to evaluate the two programs. In addition to evaluating the two sports programs, Drs. Lundstrom, Biltz and Dengel presented to the staff and members of both the … Continue reading School of Kinesiology professors meet with Guatemalan Olympic Committee [Read Full Story]


Kinesiology alum, adviser involved in multi-million NIH grant

Monday, April 4, 2016: Kinesiology alumnus Aaron Kelly, Ph.D. (2004), associate professor of pediatrics and medicine in the U of M Department of Pediatrics,  and a colleague, Dr. Jennifer Abuzzahab, received a pilot grant in 2010 from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute to study severe obesity in children. That pilot grant paved the way for a multi-million NIH grant and … Continue reading Kinesiology alum, adviser involved in multi-million NIH grant [Read Full Story]


Dengel publishes book chapter with current student and alumna

Monday, March 7, 2016: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is lead author of a book chapter titled “The effects and long-term outlook of cancer therapies on cardiovascular structure and function in childhood cancer survivors.” The chapter appears in the book, Horizons in Cancer Research. Volume 61. … Continue reading Dengel publishes book chapter with current student and alumna [Read Full Story]