Jeff Forsse, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Research Labs, HHPR
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Clinical Assistant Professor

Director of Research Labs, HHPR

Specialty/Interest Area

In a broad sense, my research is concerned with the effects of exercise and nutritional interventions on attenuating and improving cardiovascular and chronic kidney function. More specifically, the impact of nutrition, aerobic, and resistance exercises on inflammatory cytokines and various metabolic pathways that influence the vascular endothelium and its influence on renal function. It is well established that vascular inflammation and oxidative stress are major contributors to endothelial dysfunction owing to attenuated endothelial nitric oxide production and reduced nitric oxide bioavailability. Endothelial dysfunction has been linked to chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and numerous other diseases. The primary focus of my research is on the maintenance and prevention of renal decline in various diseased populations.

Current Courses Taught

HP 4450 Exercise Testing and Interpretation I

HP 4471 Exercise Testing and Interpretation I

HP 2306 Anatomical Kinesiology

Select Publications

1. Andreas Stamatis, Paul Deal, Grant Morgan, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Zacharias Papadakis, Sarah McKinley-Bernard, and Eric Scudamore. Can athletes be tough and kind to themselves? Improving Mental Health Best Practices in NCAA. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2019 (under review)

2. Jeffrey S, Forsse. Review Article: Early Implementation of Resistance Training Immediately Post Cardiovascular Event. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2019 (under review)

3. Grant M. Tinsley, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Natalie K. Butler, Annie A. Bane, Paul M. La Bounty, Grant B. Morgan, and Peter W. Grandjean. Time-Restricted Feeding in Young Men Performing Resistance Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial. European Journal of Sports Science, 2017

4. Flor E. Morales, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Thomas L. Andre, Sarah K. McKinley, Paul S. Hwang, Grant M. Tinsley, Mike Spillane, Peter W. Grandjean, and Darryn S. Willoughby. β-aminoisobutyric Acid Does Not Regulate Exercise-Induced UCP-3 Expression in Human Skeletal Muscle. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2017

5. Grant M. Tinsley, Flor E. Morales, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Peter W. Grandjean. Impact of acute high-carbohydrate and very low-carbohydrate diets on body composition estimates produced by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2017

6. Grant M. Tinsley, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Elisa Morales, Peter W. Grandjean. Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Visceral Adipose Tissue Estimates: Reproducibility and Impact of Pre-Assessment Diet. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2017

Education & Training

  • Ph.D.  Kinesiology/Exercise/Nutrition/Health Promotion, Baylor University, TX, 2018
  • M.S.    Exercise Science, University of Louisiana Monroe, LA, 2011
  • B.S.     Exercise Science, University of Louisiana Monroe, LA, 2009

Certification & Licensure

  • American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Excise Physiologist (EP)
  • American Heart Association – Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Certified Dual-emission X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) Operator

Contact Information

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

Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gymnasium 128
Phone: 254-710-3900
Fax: 254-710-3527
Email: Jeff_Forsse@baylor.edu