HES Faculty

Travis W. Beck, Associate Professor 
Exercise Physiology


Collums Building  | (405) 325-1378
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Research Interests

• Noninvasive assessment of neuromuscular function
• Surface electromyography (EMG) and mechanomyography (MMG)
• Digital signal processing technique

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Debra A. Bemben, President's Associates Presidential Professor
Exercise Physiology

Huston Huffman Center, 119 | (405) 325-2709
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Research Interests 
• Endocrine response to exercise
• Bone metabolism and exercise
• Bone health in postmenopausal women

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Michael G. Bemben, C.B. Hudson Presidential Professor and Chair  
Exercise Physiology 


Huston Huffman Center, 115 | (405) 325-5211
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Research Interests 

• Aging
• Neuromuscular body composition
• Blood flow

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Chris Black, Assistant Professor
Exercise Physiology



Huston Huffman Center, 110 | (405) 325-7668
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Research Interests

• Neuromuscular function during and following exercise
• Causes and performance consequences of exercise-induced muscle pain
• Psychobiological mechanisms of pain and the use of exercise to treat
  chronic pain conditions

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Paul Branscum, RD, Assistant Professor and Graduate Liaison
Health Promotion 


 Huston Huffman Center, 112 | (405) 325-9028
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Research Interests

• Designing and evaluating theory-based health education
   and health promotion programs
• Prevention of childhood obesity
• Public health nutrition

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Jay Campbell, Assistant Professor
Exercise Physiology



Huston Huffman Center, 109 | (405) 325-6905
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Research Interests

• GPS-based tracking (accelerations, decelerations, player
   load, change of direction imbalances)
• Biochemical recovery status and heart rate variability based
   assessment of nervous system readiness
• Recovery modalities including cryotherapy, manual therapy,
   sleep monitoring, and nutritional interventions for
   performance enhancement/recovery
• Thermoregulation in hot, humid working/competition
   environments including assessment of microenvironment
   and clothing properties

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Marshall Cheney, Assistant Professor 
Health Promotion


Huston Huffman Center, 111 | (405) 325-6322
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Research Interests 

• Tobacco use prevention
• Social marketing
• Health disparities
• Social determinants of health

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Daniel J. Larson, Assistant Professor
Sports Management/Exercise Physiology



Huston Huffman Center, 120 | (405) 325-6199
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Research Interests
• Economic theory
• Finance and policy for international professional sports
• Participant sport events
• Management of national governing bodies
• Sport coaching and instruction

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Rebecca D. Larson, Assistant Professor
Exercise Physiology

 

Huston Huffman Center, 117 | (405) 325-6325
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Research Interests
• Exercise for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
• Body composition measurement and evaluation
• Muscle metabolism and function
• Exercise testing, adaptations, and fatigue

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Sarah Maness, Assistant Professor
Health Promotion


Huston Huffman Center, 118 | (405) 325-4984
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Research Interests
• Social determinants of health
• Health disparities
• Program evaluation
• Adolescent pregnancy prevention
• HPV vaccination

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Donna M. Tall Bear, Instructor  
Health Promotion 

 

Huston Huffman Center, 126 | (405) 325-6860
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Research Interests

• Impact of health coaching on health behavior and chronic disease
• Impact of historical trauma on diabetes risk and management in
  American Indian populations

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E. Laurette Taylor, Associate Professor 
Health Promotion


 

Huston Huffman Center, 121 | (405) 325-1372
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Research Interests 
• Functional outcomes
• Health effects of lifestyle modification
• Lifestyle intervention to reduce chronic disease risk factors

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