Pacific Union College BS Physical Education, 1972
Loma Linda University MPH Interdepartmental, 1977
Loma Linda University DrPH Public Health, 1984
Health promotion, disease prevention, nutritional assessment, biostatistics, exercise physiology
Current Courses Being Taught
HP 4100 Biostatistics Dept HLES, ASU 1991-
HP 2200 Lifestyle Disease & Risk Reduction Dept HLES, ASU 1991-
HP 4900 Internship, ASU 1991-
Professional Affiliations / Organizations
American College of Sports Medicine 1983-
International Society of Exercise and Immunology 1993-
Research focus during the past twenty years has been exercise immunology, with a secondary emphasis on sports nutrition, obesity, aging, and nutritional assessment.
Dr. Nieman is the director of the ASU Human Performance Laboratory. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books, 300 articles in health/fitness magazines, and is the author of 9 books including Exercise Testing and Prescription: A Health-Related Approach (New York: McGraw Hill, 2010, 7th edition) and Nutritional Assessment (New York: McGraw Hill, 2010, 5th edition). He is a member of 9 journal editorial boards and a section editor for Mosby’s YearBook of Sports Medicine. Dr. Nieman is Vice-President of the American College of Sports Medicine and past-president of SEACSM, and served two terms as president of the International Society of Exercise Immunology. Dr. Nieman has run 58 marathons and ultramarathons, and was an acrobatic gymnast and coach for 10 years.
Nieman DC, Henson DA, Maxwell K, Williams A, McAnulty SR, Jin F, Shanely A, Lines T. Influence of supplemental quercetin and epigallocatechin 3-gallate on exercise performance, mitochondrial biogenesis, immunity, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1467-1475, 2009.
Nieman DC, Henson DA, McMahon M, Wrieden JL, Davis JM, Murphy EA, Gross SJ, McAnulty LS, Dumke CL. Effects of β-glucan on immune function and upper respiratory tract infections in endurance athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1463-1471, 2008.
Nieman DC. Marathon training and immune function. Sports Med 37:412-415, 2007.
Nieman DC, Dumke CL, Henson DA, McAnulty SR, Gross SJ, Lind RH. Muscle damage is linked to cytokine changes following a 160-km race. Brain Behavior Immun 19:398-403, 2005.
Nieman DC, Davis JM, Henson DA, Gross SJ, Dumke CL, Utter AC, Vinci DM, Carson JA, Brown A, McAnulty SR, McAnulty LS, Triplett NT.
Skeletal muscle cytokine mRNA and plasma cytokine changes after 2.5-h cycling: influence of carbohydrate. Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:1283-1290, 2005.
Nieman DC, Henson DA, Austin MD, Brown VA. The immune response to a 30-minute walk. Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:57-62, 2005.
Nieman DC, Austin MD, Chilcote SM, Benezra L. Validation of a new handheld device for measuring resting metabolic rate and oxygen consumption in children. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 15:186-194, 2005.
Nieman DC, Henson DA, McAnulty SR, McAnulty LS, Morrow JD, Ahmed A, Heward CB. Vitamin E and immunity after the Kona Triathlon World Championship. Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:1328-1335, 2004.
Nieman DC, Davis JM, Brown VA, Henson DA, Dumke CL, Utter AC, Vinci DM, Downs MF, Smith JC, Carson J, Brown A, McAnulty SR, McAnulty LS. Influence of carbohydrate ingestion on immune changes following 2 h of intensive resistance training. J Appl Physiol 96:1292-1298, 2004.
Nieman DC, Davis JM, Henson DA, Walberg-Rankin J, Shute M, Dumke CL, Utter AC, Vinci DM, Carson J, Brown A, Lee WJ, McAnulty SR, McAnulty LS. Carbohydrate ingestion influences skeletal muscle cytokine mRNA and plasma cytokine levels after a 3-h run. J Appl Physiol 94:1917-1925, 2003.
Nieman DC, Dumke CL, Henson DA, McAnulty SR, McAnulty LS, Lind RH, Morrow JD. Immune and oxidative changes during and following the Western States Endurance Run. Int J Sports Med 24:541-547, 2003.
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