Yunsuk Koh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor


Research Area

My research interests include the role of exercise and obesity on risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and metabolic syndrome. More specifically, my research topics are focused on the effects of exercise interventions on cell adhesion molecules and blood lipid and lipoprotein metabolism related to atherosclerosis in overweight and obese individuals or patients with CVD. I am currently investigating the effects of exercise at different intensities on the responses of pro-inflammatory biomarkers including VCAM-1, ICAM-1, E-selectin, monocyte, macrophage, Lp(a), CRP, and oxidized LDL (ox-LDL) along with its biochemical mediators such as 12/15 lipoxygenases and myeloperoxidase.

Current Courses Taught

  • HP 1420 Human Anatomy
  • HP 2306 Anatomical Kinesiology
  • HP 2420 Exercise Physiology
  • HP 3330 Research Method and Design in Exercise Science
  • HP 6V70 Directed Research in KENHP
  • HP 6V99 Dissertation

Select Publications

Yunsuk Koh, Heidi Bidstrup, and David Nichols. Niacin Increased Glucose, Insulin, and C-peptide Levels in Sedentary Non-diabetic Postmenopausal Women. International Journal of Women’s Health. 6, 913-920. 2014. doi:10.2147/IJWH.S69908.

Joshua Miller, Yunsuk Koh*, and Chan-Gil Park. Effects of Power-based Complex Training on Body Composition and Muscular Strength in Collegiate Athletes. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2(5), 202-207. 2014. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-2-5-5.

Yunsuk Koh, Rick Carter, Daniel Chilek, and Douglas Boatwright. A Single Bout of Exercise Altered Lipoprotein Fractions in Postmenopausal Women with Elevated Cholesterol. Gazzeta Medica Italiana. 172(6), 495-502. 2013.

Yunsuk Koh and Joshua Miller. Power-based Resistance Training Reduced Oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein in Athletes. International Journal of Sports Science. 2(5), 61-67, 2012. doi: 10.5923/j.sports.20120205.03.

Education & Training

  • Doctoral of Philosophy in Exercise Science, emphasis in Exercise Physiology with Nutrition minor. Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. 2008.
  • Master of Science in Exercise Science, emphasis in Exercise Physiology. Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. 2002.
  • Master of Physical Education in Physical Education, emphasis in Exercise Physiology. Kangwon National University, Kangwon, Korea. 1999.
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Samchok National University, Kangwon, Korea. 1996.

Conatct Information

Baylor University
College of Health & Human Sciences, HHPR
One Bear Place #97313
Waco, TX 76798-7313

Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gym 121
Phone: 254 - 710 - 4002
Fax: 254 - 710 - 3527