Jeff Forsse, Ph.D.

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. Kathleen E. Adair, Ph.D., Kelly R. Ylitalo, Ph.D., Jeffrey S. Forsse, Ph.D., LesLee K. Funderburk, RDN, Ph.D., Rodney G. Bowden, Ph.D. Metabolic Constellations, Clusters, and Renal Function: Findings from the 2013-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Journal of Life, 2021 (Accepted August)
  2. Kathleen E. Adair, Ph.D., Rodney G. Bowden, Ph.D., LesLee K. Funderburk, RDN, Ph.D., Jeffrey S. Forsse, Ph.D., Kelly R. Ylitalo, Ph.D. Metabolic Health, Obesity, and Renal Function: 2013-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.Journal of Life, 2021 (Accepted August)
  3. Briceño-Torres, J. M., Carpio-Rivera, E., Solera-Herrera, A., Forsse, J., Grandjean, P. W., & Moncada-Jiménez, J. Low-Intensity Resistance Training Improves Endothelial Function in Young Adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2021 (Accepted August)
  4. Jeffrey Forsse, David Buckley, Ahmed Ismaeel, Kathleen Adair, Ricardo Torres, Catherine Lowry, Anurag Dhillon, and Panagiotis Koutakis. Is Age an Independent Factor in Assessing Renal Health and Function in Healthy Individuals? A Pilot Study. Journal of Nephropathology, 2021 (Accepted July)
  5. Kathleen E. Adair, Jeffery L. Heileson, Matthew N. Peterson, Rodney G. Bowden, and Jeffrey S. Forsse. Dietary Assessment of Males and Females with Mid-Spectrum Chronic Kidney Disease. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 2021
  6. Zacharias Papadakis, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Andreas Stamatis. Effect of Sleep Duration on High-Intensity Interval Exercise Time Completion. Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021 doi: 10.3390/ijerph18073655
  7. Zacharias Papadakis, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Matthew N. Peterson. Effects of High-Intensity Interval Exercise and Acute Partial Sleep Deprivation on Cardiac Autonomic Modulation. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
  8. Zacharias Papadakis, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Matthew N. Peterson. Acute partial sleep deprivation and high-intensity interval exercise effects on postprandial endothelial function. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2020 DOI: 10.1007/s00421-020-04468-5
  9. 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. PLOS, 2020
  10. 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, 72, pages 609–612 (2018)
  11. 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 analysisMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2017 DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001148
  12. 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 MuscleJournal of the American College of Nutrition, 2017 doi: 10.1080/07315724.2016.1256240
  13. 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 TrialEuropean Journal of Sports Science, 2017 doi: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1223173.
  14. Grant M. Tinsley, Natalie K. Butler, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Annie A. Bane, Grant B. Morgan, Peter W. Grandjean, and Paul M. La Bounty. Intermittent fasting combined with resistance training: effects on body composition, muscular performance, and dietary intake. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 2015 doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-12-S1-P38

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