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Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory

Expanding Our Understanding of Human Physiology at the Intersection of Sex, Race and Physical Activity

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The Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory is housed within the SPH Department of Kinesiology and serves to expand our understanding of human physiology at the intersection of sex, race and the benefits of physical activity, with a focus on the vascular system (arteries). Ongoing research investigates the influence of inflammation, fitness and hormones on physiological differences within the vascular system between men and women of different racial/ethnic backgrounds. Additionally, in line with our research vision, we plan to address the role of exercise in chronic disease prevention, with emphasis on postmenopausal women.


Department: Kinesiology
Room Number: 2132
Director: Sushant Ranadive

Office Phone Number: (301) 405-4538

  • Lauren Eagan, MPH
  • Emily Blake, MPH
  • Sara Mascone
  • Cynthia Weiner 
  • Eagan, L. E., Chesney, C. A., Mascone, S. E., Shenouda, N., & Ranadive, S. M. (2021). Interleukin-6 is higher in naturally menstruating women compared with oral contraceptive pill users during the low-hormone phase. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 131(2), 544–552.
  • Ranadive, S. M., Lofrano-Porto, A., Soares, E., Eagan, L., Porto, L., & Smith, D. L. (2021). Low testosterone and cardiometabolic risks in a real-world study of US male firefighters. Scientific reports, 11(1), 14189.
  • Sapp, R. M., Chesney, C. A., Eagan, L. E., Evans, W. S., Zietowski, E. M., Prior, S. J., Hagberg, J. M., & Ranadive, S. M. (2020). Changes in circulating microRNA and arterial stiffness following high-intensity interval and moderate intensity continuous exercise. Physiological reports, 8(9), e14431.
  • Sapp, R. M., Evans, W. S., Eagan, L. E., Chesney, C. A., Zietowski, E. M., Prior, S. J., Ranadive, S. M., & Hagberg, J. M. (2019). The effects of moderate and high-intensity exercise on circulating markers of endothelial integrity and activation in young, healthy men. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 127(5), 1245–1256.
  • Jacob, D. W., & Mascone, S. E. (2020). Intermittent hypoxia and sympathetic activation: To constrict or not to constrict, that is the question. The Journal of physiology, 598(6), 1125–1126.