Today our guest, Dr. Sue Bloomfield kicks off the first episode of our “History of Exercise Science” series! Dr. Bloomfield achieved her B.S. in Biology at Oberlin College in Ohio, her M.A. in Physical Education at the University of Iowa, and her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at The Ohio State University, then joined the Health and Kinesiology faculty at Texas A&M in 1993. Her research interests focused on the integrative physiology of bone, with specific reference to skeletal adaptations to disuse, microgravity, caloric deficiency, and inflammation. Dr. Bloomfield is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and in the National Academy of Kinesiology. Her research was funded for twenty years by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NASA) and Department of Defense. Dr. Bloomfield is a frequent member of NASA advisory panels and also served on two National Academy committees advising NASA for 5 years. Dr. Bloomfield served as Assistant Provost in the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies from 2012-2016 and as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education and Human Development, overseeing CEHD research and Development Office staff functions. Dr. Bloomfield has authored or co-authored 64 scholarly papers and contributed a chapter to the book, Novel Findings in Bone Biology: Impact on Bone Health for Women (Springer New York, 2013).
In the episode she talks about the careers of, along with her personal experiences with, exercise physiology legends, Carl Gisolfi and Charles Tipton (whose biographies are linked below!)
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