Positions

Overview

  • My academic background is in health and kinesiology, more specifically exercise physiology as a primary focus. As a graduate student, my secondary focus was in biomechanics and since then have conducted several research projects related to this topic as well. I believe this additional exposure allows me to explore research questions that integrate connections between different disciplines and contribute to a wide range of research collaborations. My main line of research and expertise includes the impact of tactical occupations in different environmental conditions; ergonomics and physical fitness; and improvement of cardiovascular disease risk factors through methods of exercise programming. For my collaborators and I, our aim is to evaluate (and potentially improve) the safety of workplaces in hazardous occupations. Our research questions are geared towards understanding the role that physical fitness plays in the ability of a person to perform their job safely and efficiently to reduce the risk of injury.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Effect of a simulated tactical occupation stressor and task complexity on mental focus and related physiological parametersInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.  66:200-205. 2018
    2018 Blood Flow Restriction During Barbell Squats does not Alter Performance or Muscular DamageMedicine and science in sports.  50:19-19. 2018
    2018 Effect of a Simulated Tactical Occupation Stressor on Immune System Markers of Physiological Stress and InflammationMedicine and science in sports.  50:732-732. 2018
    2018 Effect of a Simulated Tactical Occupation Stressor on Perceived Exertion and Blood LactateMedicine and science in sports.  50:731-732. 2018
    2018 Effect of a Simulated Tactical Occupation Stressor on Physiological Strain Index and Blood PressureMedicine and science in sports.  50:731-731. 2018
    2018 Effect of a Simulated Tactical Occupation Stressor on Reaction TimeMedicine and science in sports.  50:732-732. 2018
    2018 Effect of a simulated tactical occupation task on physiological strain index, stress and inflammationInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics2018
    2018 Evaluation of the health and physical fitness status and factors influencing retention of scholastic sports officials in the sport of American footballMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  50. 2018
    2017 Evaluating Human Balance Following an Exercise Intervention in Previously Sedentary, Overweight AdultsJournal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology.  2:19-19. 2017
    2017 Evaluating Perturbations To Human Balance Following An Exercise Intervention In Previously Sedentary, Overweight AdultsMedicine and science in sports.  49:655-655. 2017
    2017 Impact Of An Exercise Intervention On Human Balance Center Of Pressure Sway Parameters In Previously Sedentary, Overweight AdultsMedicine and science in sports.  49:657-657. 2017
    2017 Impact of Alternative Footwear on Human Energy ExpenditureMedicine and science in sports.  49:926-927. 2017
    2017 Comparing a distance vs. time-based walking and running intervention for improvement of cardiovascular disease risk factors in previously sedentary overweight adultsInternational Journal of Exercise Science.  10:782-797. 2017
    2017 Evaluation of the accuracy of a previously published equation to predict energy expenditure per unit distance following an exercise intervention in previously sedentary overweight adultsGazzetta Medica Italiana Archivo per le Scienze Mediche.  176:1-9. 2017
    2017 Impact of alternative footwear on human energy expenditureJournal of Human Sport and Exercise.  12. 2017
    2016 Impact of alternative footwear on human balanceFootwear Science.  8:165-174. 2016
    2016 Comparing Distance-based Vs. Time-based Exercise Prescriptions Of Walking And Running For Improvement Of Blood Lipid Profile And Blood GlucoseMedicine and science in sports.  48:608-608. 2016
    2015 Alternative Footwear’s Influence on Static Balance Following a One Mile WalkMedicine and science in sports.  47:292-292. 2015
    2015 Comparing Distance-based Vs. Time-based Exercise Prescriptions Of Walking And Running For Improvement Of Body CompositionMedicine and science in sports.  47:401-401. 2015
    2015 Impact Of Low Intensity Workload On Muscle Exertion In Alternative FootwearMedicine and science in sports.  47:251-251. 2015
    2015 Impact of Alternative Footwear on Balance PerturbationsMedicine and science in sports.  47:250-251. 2015
    2015 The Effect Of Commonly Used Alternative Footwear On BalanceMedicine and science in sports.  47:294-294. 2015
    2015 Alternative footwear’s influence on muscle activation patterns of the lower leg following a one mile walkProceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics2015
    2014 Cross-Validation of a Recently Published Equation Predicting Energy Expenditure to Run or Walk a Mile in Normal-Weight and Overweight AdultsMeasurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science.  18:1-12. 2014
    2013 Cross-validation of a recently published equation predicting energy expenditure to run or walk a mile in normal weight and overweight adultsMedicine and science in sports.  45. 2013

    Research Overview

  • My main line of research and expertise includes the impact of tactical occupations in different environmental conditions; ergonomics and physical fitness; and improvement of cardiovascular disease risk factors through methods of exercise programming.
  • Teaching Overview

  • I have taught a wide range of courses over my academic career, but I believe that regardless of the specific course, my teaching philosophy is evident in each. I believe strongly in transferring knowledge about how early exercise scientists developed the theories that we discuss today and how challenges to those theories have been made and discussed over the years. I believe that this approach will cultivate an environment of thinking critically to develop that scientist mentality. While the likelihood of every student I encounter being interested in and enthusiastic about research and scientific inquiry may be small, I think it is important that students not leave our program without a working knowledge of how to read and apply research publications to their chosen career path. In a field such as ours with a large portion of our students graduating onto clinician or practitioner-type careers, it is vitally important that they stay up-to-date on the latest research related to their field. While they may not need to design new and ground-breaking exercise programs in their future careers, they will be doing themselves and their clients or patients a disservice if they are not fully informed of the latest evidence-based practice methods. Once these students leave and graduate from our program and institution, their future endeavors and pursuits can often be a direct reflection on the skills that they experienced and developed in our program
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
  • Full Name

  • Cody Morris
  • Blazerid

  • cemorris