Positions

Overview

  • Scholarship

    My current research is directed towards developing nutritional and behavioral strategies that can reduce the prevalence of metabolic and cardiovascular complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes. I am specifically interested in the mechanistic role through which mitochondrial bioenergetics and redox signaling influence the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and associated comorbidities.

    Service

    I am an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society, and The Obesity Society. I serve as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of peer reviewer journals, including but not limited to, Obesity, Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, Journal of Obesity, Cell Biochemistry and Function, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Additionally, I am a member of the editorial board's for PLOS One, Journal of Sport and Human Performance, and Obesity: Open Access. I am also an Associate Scientist in UAB's Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Center for Exercise Medicine, Diabetes Research Center, Comprehensive Center for Aging, and the Nathan Shock Center.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Dietary R,S-1,3-butanediol diacetoacetate reduces body weight and adiposity in obese mice fed a high-fat diet 2019
    2018 Why intensity is not a bad word: Optimizing health status at any age 2018
    2018 Divergent blood pressure response after high-intensity interval exercise: A signal of delayed recovery? 2018
    2017 Effects of acute hyperinsulinemia on skeletal muscle mitochondrial function, reactive oxygen species production, and metabolism in premenopausal women 2017
    2017 Potential Causes of Elevated REE after High-Intensity Exercise 2017
    2017 Why intensity is not a bad word – Response to Gentil et al. letter 2017
    2017 High-intensity interval training and calorie restriction promote remodeling of glucose and lipid metabolism in diet-induced obesity 2017
    2017 Associations of human skeletal muscle fiber type and insulin sensitivity, blood lipids, and vascular hemodynamics in a cohort of premenopausal women 2017
    2017 High-intensity interval training and calorie restriction promote remodeling of glucose and lipid metabolism in diet-induced obesity. 2017
    2017 Alterations in hemoglobin and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D are related before and after weight loss independent of African Admixture 2017
    2017 Associations of Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Oxidation with Body Fat in Premenopausal Women 2017
    2016 Associations Between Antioxidant Capacity And Insulin Sensitivity At Baseline But Not Following Six-weeks Of HIIT Or MIT In Obese Males.: 1901 Board #53 June 2, 3: 30 PM - 5: 00 PM. 2016
    2016 Ethnic differences in the consistency and accuracy of perceived exertion 2016
    2016 High Intensity Interval- Vs Moderate Intensity- Training For Improving Cardiometabolic Health In Overweight Or Obese Males: A Randomized Controlled Trial.: 2303 June 2, 4: 00 PM - 4: 15 PM. 2016
    2016 High-Intensity Interval Training with Energy Restriction Preserves Lean Tissue and Improves Glucose Tolerance in Obesity: 3369 Board #2 June 3, 3: 15 PM - 5: 15 PM. 2016
    2016 Investigation of Predictors of Overeating Following a Cognitive Task: 802 Board #118 June 1, 3: 30 PM - 5: 00 PM. 2016
    2016 Systolic blood pressure response after high-intensity interval exercise is independently related to decreased small arterial elasticity in normotensive African American women 2016
    2016 Erratum: Baseline insulin sensitivity affects response to high-amylose maize resistant starch in women: A randomized, controlled trial (Nutrition and Metabolism (2016) 13:2 DOI 10.1186/s12986-016-0062-5) 2016
    2016 Baseline insulin sensitivity affects response to high-amylose maize resistant starch in women: A randomized, controlled trial 2016
    2015 High intensity interval- vs moderate intensity- training for improving cardiometabolic health in overweight or obese males: A Randomized controlled trial 2015
    2015 Exercise Training and Energy Expenditure following Weight Loss 2015
    2015 Exercise Training and Energy Expenditure following Weight Loss 2015
    2015 Muscle fiber type, achilles tendon length, potentiation, and running economy 2015
    2014 Weight loss and bone mineral density 2014
    2014 Aging and energetics' 'Top 40' future research opportunities 2010-2013 2014
    2014 Elevated circulating TNF-α in fat-free mass non-responder compared to responders following exercise training in older women 2014
    2014 Arterial elasticity, strength, fatigue, and endurance in older women 2014
    2014 Exercise and dietary-mediated reductions in postprandial lipemia 2014
    2014 Resting energy expenditure and systolic blood pressure relationships in women across 4.5 years 2014
    2013 Commentary: Physical activity does influence obesity risk when it actually occurs in sufficient amount 2013
    2013 Erratum: Skeletal muscle mechanical efficiency does/does not increase with age (Journal of Applied Physiology (2013) 114 (1114-1118) DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00185.2013) 2013
    2013 Combined aerobic and strength training and energy expenditure in older women 2013
    2013 Frequency of combined resistance and aerobic training in older women 2013
    2013 Increased vitamin D is associated with decline of naïve, but accumulation of effector, CD8 T cells during early aging. 2013
    2013 Viewpoint "on the hysteresis in the human achilles tendon" 2013
    2013 Associations between arterial elasticity and markers of inflammation in healthy older women 2013
    2013 Changes in Vascular Hemodynamics in Older Women Following 16 Weeks of Combined Aerobic and Resistance Training 2013
    2013 The effects of weight loss on relative bone mineral density in premenopausal women 2013
    2013 Influence of a low-dose cox-2 inhibitor drug on exercise-induced inflam-mation, muscle damage and lipid peroxidation 2013
    2012 Associations of C-reactive protein to indices of vascular health and the influence of serum 25(OH)D status in healthy adults 2012
    2012 Oxidative capacity/running economy is essential for minimizing muscle damage during the ultramarathon 2012
    2012 Response to effect of diet with and without exercise training on markers of inflammation and fat distribution in overweight women 2012
    2012 Race differences in the association of oxidative stress with insulin sensitivity in African- and European-American women 2012
    2012 Weight loss and exercise training effect on oxygen uptake and heart rate response to locomotion 2012
    2012 Acute regulation of IGF-I by alterations in post-exercise macronutrients 2012
    2012 Markers of inflammation and fat distribution following weight loss in African-American and white women 2012
    2012 Aerobic exercise training conserves insulin sensitivity for 1 yr following weight loss in overweight women 2012
    2012 Influence of resting energy expenditure on blood pressure is independent of body mass and a marker of sympathetic tone 2012
    2011 A Novel Role for Vitamin D in Immunosenescence: Is Enough Too Much for Naive CD8 T Cells? 2011
    2011 Exercise economy in African American and European American women 2011
    2011 Effect of diet with and without exercise training on markers of inflammation and fat distribution in overweight women 2011
    2011 Effect Of Diet With And Without Exercise Training On Inflammation And Fat Distribution In Overweight Women 2011
    2011 Lymphocyte enzymatic antioxidant responses to oxidative stress following high-intensity interval exercise 2011
    2010 Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Defense Responses in Lymphocytes Following High Intensity Interval Training 2010
    2009 Comparison of measuring sites for the assessment of body temperature 2009
    2008 Equilibration period following exposure to hot or cold conditions when using infrared thermography 2008

    Teaching Overview

  • My overall teaching philosophy is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and leadership to enable success in their respected fields. As an educator in exercise physiology, it is important to keep up with current research as the field continues to evolve. Keeping up with the latest research allows me to provide my students with the most recent theories and ideas that are becoming known in exercise physiology. I want students to understand the basic science needed in order to be competent in the field, and be able to utilize this knowledge as a professional in the health and fitness industry.
  • Teaching Activities

  • KIN637 - Physiology of Exercise I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN644 - App of Exer Phys to Fit & Perf (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN638 - Physiology of Exercise II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN637 - Physiology of Exercise I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN644 - App of Exer Phys to Fit & Perf (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN440 - Prin Conditoning the Athlete (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN638 - Physiology of Exercise II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN640 - AdvTech Conditioning Athlete (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN440 - Prin Conditoning the Athlete (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN640 - AdvTech Conditioning Athlete (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN644 - App of Exer Phys to Fit & Perf (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN440 - Prin Conditoning the Athlete (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN638 - Physiology of Exercise II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN640 - AdvTech Conditioning Athlete (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN440 - Prin Conditoning the Athlete (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN640 - AdvTech Conditioning Athlete (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PE400 - Physiology of Exercise (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE400 - Physiology of Exercise (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE400 - Physiology of Exercise (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • Full Name

  • Gordon Fisher