Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Plaisance is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Plaisance has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Obesity and Metabolism. He is currently Graduate Program Director of the Masters in Exercise Physiology and Undergraduate Honors Program Director.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Ratings of Perceived Exertion During Walking Predicts Endurance Independent of Physiological Effort in Older Women. 2019
    2019 Concentration-dependent effects of a dietary ketone ester on components of energy balance in mice 2019
    2019 Dietary R,S-1,3-butanediol diacetoacetate reduces body weight and adiposity in obese mice fed a high-fat diet 2019
    2019 Short-term high-Intensity interval training increases systemic brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in healthy women 2019
    2018 Efficacy of a telephone-based medical nutrition program on blood lipid and lipoprotein metabolism: Results of Our Healthy Heart 2018
    2018 Why intensity is not a bad word: Optimizing health status at any age 2018
    2018 Complementary Hypotheses on Contributors to the Obesity Epidemic 2018
    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 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
    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
    2015 Exercise physiology, testing, and training in patients supported by a left ventricular assist device 2015
    2015 An examination of lower extremity function and its correlates in older African American and white men 2015
    2015 Exercise Training and Energy Expenditure following Weight Loss 2015
    2015 Exercise Training and Energy Expenditure following Weight Loss 2015
    2015 Exercise physiology, testing, and training in patients supported by a left ventricular assist device 2015
    2015 Muscle fiber type, achilles tendon length, potentiation, and running economy 2015
    2015 Paraoxonase responses to exercise and niacin therapy in men with metabolic syndrome 2015
    2014 Weight loss and bone mineral density 2014
    2014 Aging and energetics' 'Top 40' future research opportunities 2010-2013 2014
    2014 Does increased oxygen extraction contribute to the improvement of VO2peak observed in patients who exercise with increased LVAD speed? 2014
    2014 Exercise and dietary-mediated reductions in postprandial lipemia 2014
    2012 Evaluation of high-molecular weight adiponectin in horses 2012
    2012 Regulation of adiponectin secretion by soy isoflavones has implication for endocrine function of the testis 2012
    2012 Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Circulating Adiponectin 2012
    2011 Aerobic Exercise And Niacin Therapy Alter Paraoxonase In Metabolic Syndrome 2011
    2011 Dietary methionine restriction increases fat oxidation in obese adults with metabolic syndrome 2011
    2010 Dietary methionine restriction enhances metabolic flexibility and increases uncoupled respiration in both fed and fasted states 2010
    2010 Role of β-adrenergic receptors in the hyperphagic and hypermetabolic responses to dietary methionine restriction 2010
    2010 Acute hepatic response to diet modification and exercise-induced endotoxemia during a laboratory-based duathlon 2010
    2009 The influence of sex, body composition, and nonesterified fatty acids on serum adipokine concentrations 2009
    2009 Activation of PPAR by rosiglitazone does not negatively impact male sex steroid mormones in diabetic rats 2009
    2009 Erratum: Letter to the editor reponse (Med Sci Sports Exerc. (2009) 41:4 (966) 2009
    2009 Extended-release niacin decreases serum fetuin-A concentrations in individuals with metabolic syndrome 2009
    2009 Initial metabolic state and exercise-induced endotoxaemia are unrelated to gastrointestinal symptoms during exercise 2009
    2009 Independent and combined effects of aerobic exercise and pharmacological strategies on serum triglyceride concentrations: A qualitative review 2009
    2009 Response 2009
    2009 Niacin stimulates adiponectin secretion through the GPR109A receptor 2009
    2009 Duathlon performance unaltered by short-term changes in dietary fat and carbohydrates 2009
    2009 Imaging systems for westerns: chemiluminescence vs. infrared detection. 2009
    2008 Aerobic exercise and postprandial lipemia in men with the metabolic syndrome 2008
    2008 Postprandial triglyceride responses to aerobic exercise and extended-release niacin 2008
    2008 The relationship between pedometer-determined and self-reported physical activity and body composition variables in college-aged men and women 2008
    2008 Increased total and high-molecular weight adiponectin after extended-release niacin 2008
    2007 Cardiovascular fitness and vascular inflammatory markers after acute aerobic exercise 2007
    2006 Physical activity and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein 2006
    2006 Blood lipid responses to plant stanol ester supplementation and aerobic exercise training 2006
    2006 Blood lipid responses after continuous and accumulated aerobic exercise 2006
    1998 Individual variation in the swimming performance of fishes: An overlooked source of variation in toxicity studies 1998

    Research Overview

  • Weight regain following weight loss occurs frequently and results from a host of biological and metabolic responses designed to defend body weight. My laboratory is especially interested in novel exercise and dietary approaches to attenuate reductions in components of energy expenditure that accompany weight loss. Our current projects are primarily focused on the role of ketone ester and ketone salt supplementation on body weight and adiposity reductions.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by ATHEROTECH - NEW 2014 - 2015
  • Teaching Overview

  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
    Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
    Physiology of Exercise
    Sports Nutrition
  • Teaching Activities

  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN460 - Clinical Exercise Physiology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN639 - Exer Prescript High Risk Pop (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN637 - Physiology of Exercise I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN307 - Applied Kinesiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PT731 - Human Performance Physiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN638 - Physiology of Exercise II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN307 - Applied Kinesiology (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN307 - Applied Kinesiology (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN307 - Applied Kinesiology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PE307 - Applied Kinesiology (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE405 - Nutr and Physical Activity (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE585 - Prin of Exercise Leadership (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE307 - Applied Kinesiology (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE585 - Prin of Exercise Leadership (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE638 - Physiology of Exercise II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE307 - Applied Kinesiology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE585 - Prin of Exercise Leadership (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center Laboratory of Nutrient Sensing and Adipocyte Signaling, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Full Name

  • Eric Plaisance