Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS, CISSN
Assistant Professor – Exercise Physiology
- Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan- 2015 Terry J. Housh Young Investigator Award Winner
- Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan Receives the 2014 Nutritional Research Award
Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS, CISSN joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Science as an assistant professor in July, 2011. Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate degree from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) in Health and Exercise Science, and she completed her graduate work in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK; MA and PhD), where she served as the coordinator of the Metabolic and Body Composition Laboratory.
Abbie’s research interests center around exercise and nutrition interventions to modify various aspects of body composition, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function in obese, elderly, and women. She is an active researcher in the field of sport nutrition and exercise performance, in both young and old athletes. Some of her primary work has focused on beta-alanine, creatine, and proteins/amino acids. She is also interested in applied aspects of neuromuscular fatigue.
Dr. Smith is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). Abbie also contributes to the field through many peer-reviewed manuscripts, scholastic book chapters and multiple International and National presentations.
To see more specific research details, search “smith-ryan, ae” on PubMed:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed