Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health

Biography

Dr. Ranadive completed his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following this he worked at the Mayo Clinic as a postdoctoral fellow. His research primarily focuses on studying different aspects of integrative human physiology with a focus on aging, sex differences, cardiovascular and autonomic function. 

Dr. Ranadive’s educational background in Exercise Physiology and Occupational Therapy makes him uniquely well suited to study these variables in humans. He has worked extensively on research projects involving vascular function in relation to aging, inflammation and environmental stressors. He had the opportunity to work on the NIH funded SCOR projects at Mayo Clinic and develop research projects focused on vascular function in postmenopausal women. While working on these projects, it was evident that there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the mechanisms relating to higher prevalence of hypertension in postmenopausal women. In this context, he is currently studying the mechanisms related to the higher prevalence of hypertension in postmenopausal women as compared with age-matched men. He plans specifically to study neurovascular control mechanisms in both pre- and postmenopausal women that are either unstudied or understudied.