Current Projects

Below is a list of our ongoing projects:

The influence of trait anxiety on ventilatory mechanics and dyspnea during exercise in otherwise healthy college students (IRB#: 16-0208)

  • We are looking for subjects with various levels of anxiety to investigate breathing mechanics and the perception of breathlessness during exercise under typical conditions and when breathing is challenged. Subjects must be otherwise healthy (no known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, or renal diseases) and of college age (18-24 yr).  

The influence of auditory distraction on ventilatory mechanics and dyspnea during exercise in obese women (IRB#: 16-0308)

  • We are looking for obese females (body mass index 30 kg·m-2 - 40 kg·m-2) to investigate breathing mechanics and the perception of breathlessness during exercise. Subjects must be otherwise healthy (no known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, or renal diseases) and aged 18-45 yr.

The affective dimension of exertional dyspnea in obese women (IRB#: 18-0354)

  • We are looking for obese females (body mass index 30 kg·m-2 - 40 kg·m-2) to examine the psycho-physiological mechanism of breathlessness during exercise. Subjects must be otherwise healthy (no known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, or renal diseases) and aged 18-45 yr.

The effects of beetroot juice supplementation on the oxygen cost of breathing in young, obese males (IRB#: 19-0021)

  • We are looking for obese males (body mass index 30 kg·m-2 - 40 kg·m-2) to examine the effects of two commercially-available beverages on the oxygen cost of breathing during exercise. Subjects must be otherwise healthy (no known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, or kidney disease) and aged between 18-40 yr . 

The effect of estimated versus measured thoracic gas volume on body composition in obese adults (IRB#: 18-0355)

  • We are looking for normal weight and obese individuals to examine potential differences between methods of body composition measurement. Subjects must be otherwise healthy (no known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, or renal diseases), non-smokers, and aged between 18-45 yr. 

Locomotor respiratory coupling patterns following dissociative and associative attentional strategies in healthy but untrained men and women (IRB#: 18-0114)