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Peter W. Grandjean
Peter W. Grandjean

Peter W. Grandjean, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, HHPR

Contact Information
College of Health & Human Sciences,HHPR
One Bear Place #97313
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798-7313
Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gymnasium 128
Phone: 254-710-3909

1996 Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
1992 M.S. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
1986 B.A. Anderson University, Anderson, IN

Research Interests:
My research interests are aimed at understanding cytokine responses to exercise, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals and how these responses influence vascular reactivity, inflammatory, and metabolic processes in humans.

Selected Publications:

Schwarz, N.A., Spillane, M., La Bounty, P., Grandjean, P.W., Leutholtz, B.C. and D.S. Willoughby. Effects of capsaicin and evodiamine ingestion on energy expenditure and fat oxidation at rest and after moderately-intense exercise in young men. Nutrition Research 33: 1034 - 1042, 2013.

Grandjean, P.W., Gordon, B., Davis, P.G., and J.L. Durstine. Hyperlipidemia and Dyslipidemia. In Clinical Exercise Physiology (3rd Edition). Editors: Johnathan Ehrman, Paul Gordon, Paul Visich, and Steve Keteyian. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL., pp. 155 - 176, 2013.

Grandjean, P.W. and A.M. Boucher. The function of stretching in health, physical conditioning, injury prevention and sports performance. (Funcion del estiramiento en la salud, la condicion fisica, la prevencion de lesiones y el rendimiento deportivo.) In Effects of exercise and physical training in the development of performance and human health. (Efectos del ejercicio y el entrenamiento fisico en el desarrollo, el rendimiento y la salud humana.) Editor: Jose Moncada-Jimenez. Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, pp. 183 - 209, 2013.

Grandjean, P.W. Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Perspectives from Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. (Actividad fisica, condicion fisica y riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares.) In In Effects of exercise and physical training in the development of performance and human health. (Efectos del ejercicio y el entrenamiento fisico en el desarrollo, el rendimiento y la salud humana.) Editor: Jose Moncada-Jimenez. Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, pp. 275 - 305, 2013.

Grandjean, P.W. Careers in Fitness and Wellness. In Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation. Editors: T.G. Reeve and L. Dornier. Education Science Publishing House, Beijing, China. (In Press), 2013.

Grandjean, P.W. Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome. In Obesity: Prevention and Treatment. Editors: James Rippe and Theodore Angelopoulos. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL., pp. 311 - 341, 2012.

Sanderson, B.K. and P.W. Grandjean. Exercise Program Professionals & Related Personnel. In ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 6th Edition. pp. 742 - 751, 2010.

Wilder, B., Schuessler, J., Hendricks, C.S, and P.W. Grandjean Implementing a physical activity program for underserved African-American women. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, Vol. 21 (2): 16 - 26, 2010.

Moncada-Jimenez, J., Plaisance, E.P., Araya-Ramirez F.,Taylor, J.K., Ratcliff, L., Mestek, M.L., Grandjean, P.W., and L.F. Aragon-Vargas. Acute hepatic response to diet modification and exercise-induced endotoxemia during a laboratory-based duathlon. Biology of Sport Vol. 27 (2):111-118, 2010.

Araya-Ramirez F., K.K. Briggs, S.R. Bishop, C.E. Miller, J. Moncada- Jimenezand P.W. Grandjean. Who Is Likely to Benefit From Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation? J. Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev Vol. 30(2): 93-100, 2010.

Plaisance, E.P., P.W. Grandjean, R.L. Judd, K.W. Jones and J.K. Taylor. The influence of sex, body composition and non-esterified fatty acids on serumadipokine concentrations. Metabolism Vol. 58: 1557 - 1563, 2009.

Esco, M.R., Olson, M.S., Williford, H.N., Blessing, D.L., Shannon, D. and P.W.Grandjean. The relationship between resting heart rate variability and heart rate recovery. Clinical Autonomic Research Published Online 10, 2009.

Moncada- Jimenez, J., Plaisance, E.P., Mestek, M.L., Araya-Ramirez, F.,Ratcliff, L., Taylor, J.K., Grandjean, P.W., and L. F. AragonVargas. Initial metabolic state and exercise-induced endotoxaemia are unrelated togastrointestinal symptoms during exercise. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine Vol 8: 252-258, 2009.

Kaushik, S., Plaisance, E.P., Grandjean, P.W., and S.T. Mathews. Extended-release niacin decreases serum Fetuin-A concentrations in individuals with metabolic syndrome. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. 25: 427 -434, 2009.

Moncada- Jimenez, J., E. P. Plaisance, M. L. Mestek, L. Ratcliff, F.Araya-Ramirez, J. K. Taylor, P. W. Grandjean and L.F. Aragon-Vargas. Duathlonperformance unaltered by short-term changes in dietary fat and carbohydrates. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 19(1):47-60,2009.

Mestek, M.L., E.P. Plaisance, L. Ratcliff, J.K. Taylor, S.O. Wee, & P.W.Grandjean. Aerobic exercise and postprandial lipemia in men with metabolicsyndrome. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 40 (12): 2105 -2111, 2008.

Plaisance, E.P., Mestek, M.L., Mahurin, A.J., Taylor, J.K., Moncada-Jiminez, J., and P.W. Grandjean. Postprandial blood lipid responses to aerobic exerciseand niacin therapy in men with metabolic syndrome. American J. Clin. Nutrition88: 30 - 37, 2008.

Santo, A.S., Cunningham, A.M., Alhasson, S., Browne, R.W., Burton, H., Leddy,J.J., Grandjean, P.W., Horvath, S.M., & P.J. Horvath. NMR analysis does not increase sensitivity to the effect of soy protein on CVD risk when compared tothe traditional lipid profile. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.33 (3): 489 - 500, 2008.

Plaisance, E.P., Grandjean, P.W., Brunson, B.L., and R. L. Judd. Increased total and high-molecular weight adiponectin following extended-release niacin.Metabolism. 57 (3): 404 - 409, 2008.

Mestek, M.L., Plaisance, E.P. & P.W. Grandjean. The relationship between pedometer-determined and self-report physical activity and body compositionvariables in college-aged males and females. Journal of American College Health57 (1): 39 - 44, 2008.

Teaching Philosophy:

Education is an essential ingredient in the formula for success. Certainly, innate ability, creativity, interpersonal skills and perseverance contribute to one's ability to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves. Without education, however, these characteristics are directionless. Moreover, innate ability, creativity, interpersonal skills and perseverance will resonate much further when a solid education is added to the "mix."

The academic setting provides students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge that enriches their perspective of life in general and prepares them for a specific career path. If structured properly, the Christian academic setting fosters a learning environment that builds "precept upon precept" so that students understand what they have learned, are encouraged to integrate their Christian worldview, and are able to apply new information to their life experiences. However, the amount of time allotted for a formal education is limited and the amount of information we would like our students to learn and comprehend can be overwhelming. For example, there is an increasing emphasis to move students through the formal academic process in four years. In addition, our knowledge base is growing at a rate that, in some respects, outpaces our ability to stay current in all aspects of our chosen fields. Therefore, I am convinced that the greatest educational experience I can provide to students is to teach them to "learn how to learn." That is, my role is to introduce a foundation of information that students can build upon, and then implement a variety of learning techniques and information resources that students can access as they continue to grow personally and professionally. It is my responsibility to provide experiences that require students to integrate and apply their worldview and their knowledge, skills and abilities so that they are prepared to face life's challenges and so that they are equipped to improve the human condition for His glory.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Human Physiology
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Advanced Exercise Physiology: Cardiovascular Aspects
Christianity and the Ethical Conduct of Research with Human Participants
Obesity & Weight Control
Environmental Physiology