Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, PhD

Associate Professor – Exercise Physiology
Director, Applied Physiology Laboratory
Co-Director, Human Performance

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
209 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700
Office: 312 Woolen  |  Phone: 919-962-2574


Twitter: @asmithryan



Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS*D, FACSM, FNSCA, FISSN joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Science as an assistant professor in July, 2011.  Dr. Smith-Ryan completed her undergraduate degree from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) and her graduate work in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK; MA and PhD).

Abbie’s research interests center around exercise and nutrition interventions to modify various aspects of body composition, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function.  She is an active researcher in the field of metabolism, sport nutrition and exercise performance, in both healthy and clinical populations.

Dr. Smith-Ryan contributes to the current body of scientific literature with numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, scholastic books and book chapters, and international/national presentations. She holds a number of leadership roles within the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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