Western Kentucky University

Exercise Science Staff - Jill Maples Ph.D., HFS

Dr. Jill Maples Ph.D., HFS

Dr. Jill Maples Ph.D., HFS

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1049
Email:  jill.maples@wku.edu

Courses

EXS 311 Exercise Physiology

EXS 310 Kinesiology

 

 

 

 

Research

Research interest: Skeletal muscle metabolism in response to exercise, including the molecular mechanisms of how exercise improves the altered metabolism of individuals with metabolic disease including obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Selected publications:

Book Chapters

Maples JM, Houmard JA. Physical Activity for Obesity. In: Mullin G, Cheskin L, Matarese LE, editors. Integrative Weight Management. (submitted) 2013.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Maples JM, Brault JJ, Shewchuk BM, Witczak CA, Hubal MJ, Weber TM, Houmard JA. Lipid exposure elicits differential responses in gene expression and DNA methylation in the skeletal muscle of obese individuals. Diabetes. (in preparation) 2013.

Fisher-Wellman KH, Weber TM, Cathey BL, Brophy PM, Gilliam LA, Kane CL, Maples JM, Gavin TP, Cortright RN, Houmard JA, Neufer PD. Mitochondrial respiratory capacity and content are normal in young insulin-resistant obese humans. Diabetes. (in review) 2013.

Spence ML, Costello CA, Greer BP, Fitzhugh EC, Barot M, Maples JM, Muenchen R, Gibbs R, Moustaid-Moussa N. Food intake, physical activity, and BMI status of adolescents enrolled in a competitive, creative problem solving program. SAGE Open. (in review) 2013.

Maples JM, Fitzhugh EC, Costello CA, Moustaid-Moussa N, Bassett DR, Spence ML, Greer BP. Physical activity, screen time, and prevalence of overweight/obesity among adolescents in a creative, problem-solving program. Food and Nutrition Sciences 2012; 3:568-578.

Selected presentations:
 
Maples JM, Park S, Ridings JD, Hubal MG, Consit LA, Brault JJ, Houmard JA. Lipid oversupply remodels DNA methylation in genes that play vital roles in fatty acid oxidation. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the ECU Research & Creative Achievement Week in Greenville, NC, April 2013.

Maples JM, Hubal, MJ, Brault JJ, Weber TM, Dubis G, Consitt LA, Houmard JA. Coordinated upregulation of mitochondrial genes in response to fatty acids is depressed with severe obesity. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Meeting in Greenville, SC, February 2013.

Maples JM, Brault JJ, Weber TM, Battaglia GM, Alavi S, Dubis G, Consitt LA, Houmard JA. The upregulation of genes involved in fatty acid oxidation is depressed with severe obesity. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, APS Integrative Biology of Exercise Meeting in Westminster, CO, October 2012.

Reed MA, Maples JM, Weber TM, Pories WJ, Houmard JA, Dohm GL, Gavin TP. Effect of chronic hyperinsulinemia on insulin signaling and mitochondria in lean and obese human myocytes. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, May 2012.

Gilliam LA, Fisher-Wellman KH, Lin CT, Maples JM, Neufer PD. Doxorubicin impairs skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiratory capacity in skeletal muscle. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 2012.

Maples JM, Weber TM, Reed MA, Gavin TP, Pories WJ, Dohm GL, Houmard JA. Complete fatty acid oxidation is depressed following chronic hyperinsulinemia and hyperlipidemia in human myotubes from severely obese women. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, ECU Research & Creative Achievement Week in Greenville, NC, March 2012.

Maples JM, Weber TM, Reed MA, Gavin TP, Pories WJ, Dohm GL, Houmard JA. Fatty acid oxidation is depressed following chronic hyperinsulinemia and hyperlipidemia in human myotubes from severely obese individuals. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Meeting in Jacksonville, FL, February 2012.

Maples JM, Fitzhugh EC, Costello CA, Bassett DR, Spence ML, Greer BP, Gibbs R, Muenchen R, Moustaid-Moussa N. The Interaction between physical activity with sedentary behaviors & risk of overweight/obesity among adolescents. Selected for an oral presentation, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Meeting in Greenville, SC, February 2010.

Moustaid-Moussa N, Costello CA, Greer BP, Fitzhugh EC, Spence ML, Bassett DR, Maples JM, Muenchen R, Gibbs R. Predictors of BMI in female parents whose children participate in a competitive, creative, problem solving program. Abstract selected for poster presentation, The Obesity Society Meeting in Washington, DC, October 2009.

Spense MC, Costello CA, Moustaid-Moussa N, Greer BP, Fitzhugh EC, Bassett DR, Maples JM, Muenchen R, Gibbs R. Food intake, physical activity and BMI status of youth enrolled in a competitive, creative, problem solving program. Selected for an oral presentation, Experimental B

Bio

Education: 

Ph.D:  East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
M.A:  The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
B.S:   The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN

Professional Certifications
 
Health and Fitness Specialist - American College of Sports Medicine
Primary Group Fitness Instructor - American Council on Exercise (ACE)
CPR/AED - American Heart Association

Professional Memberships
 
American Heart Association
American Physiological Society
Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine

 Last Modified 7/22/13