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Exercise Science Staff - Rachel Tinius

Rachel Tinius, Ph.D., EP-C

Rachel Tinius, Ph.D., EP-C

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1059
Phone:  (270) 745-5026
Email:  rachel.tinius@wku.edu
CV:  https://www.wku.edu/krs/documents/rachel_tinius_cv_2017.pdf

Education

PhD: Washington University

M.S.: Washington University

M.S.: Western Kentucky University

B.S.: Western Kentucky University

 

 

Teaching

EXS 296: Exercise Science Practicum

EXS 310: Motor Learning and Control

EXS 313 Motor Learning and Control

EXS 412 Exercise Testing and Prescription

EXS 420: Clinical Exercise Physiology

Scholarship

Selected publications:

Tinius R.A., Cahill A.G., & Cade W.T.  Origins in the Womb: Potential Role of the Physical Therapist in Modulating the Deleterious Effects of Obesity on Maternal and Offspring Health through Movement Promotion and Prescription during Pregnancy. 2016, Physical Therapy Journal, In Press.

Tinius R.A., Cahill A.G., & Cade W.T. Impact of physical activity during pregnancy on obstetric outcomes in obese women.  2016, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, In Press.

Tinius R.A., Cahill A.G., Strand E.A., & Cade W.T. Maternal inflammation during late pregnancy is lower in physically active compared to sedentary obese women. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2016, 41(2): 191-198. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0316

Cade W.T., Tinius R.A., Reeds D.N., Patterson B.W., & Cahill A.G. Maternal glucose and fatty acid kinetics and infant birth weight in obese women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes 2016, 65 (4): 893-901. DOI: 10.2337/db15-1061

Tinius R.A., Cahill A.G., Strand E.A., & Cade W.T. Altered lipid metabolism is associated with higher maternal inflammation in obese women during late pregnancy. Integrative Obesity and Diabetes 2015, 2 (1): 168-175.

Cade W.T., Bohnert K., Reeds D.N., Benni P., Peterson L.R., Byrne B.J., Tinius R.A. & Taylor C. Endurance Exercise Training in Young Adults with Barth Syndrome: a Pilot Trial. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, In press. DOI: 10.1007/8904_2016_553

Tinius RA. Physical Activity and Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Obese Pregnant Women. Dissertation. Paper 11723. Proquest. 2015.

Friedman RA , Navalta JW , Fedor EA , Kell HB , Lyons TS , Arnett SW , Schafer MA . Repeated high-intensity Wingate cycle bouts influence markers of lymphocyte migration but not apoptosis . Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 37(2): 241¬246. 2012. 

Friedman, RA. Investigation of C-Reactive Protein and Leptin as Biomarkers of Obesity with Potential Clinical Utility. Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1091. http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/1091 (2012). 

Presentations:

Tinius RA, Maples JM, Blankenship M, Cooley B, Olenick A, Hoover DL, Cade WT. The YMCA submaximal cycle test and 6-minute walk test are not accurate predictors of cardiorespiratory fitness during mid-pregnancy. American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting. Denver, CO. June 2017.

Olenick A*, Pearson R*, Shaker N, Tinius RA, Blankenship M, Oregon E, Hoover DL, Maples JM. Metabolic Flexibility Among Women in Response to a Single High-Fat Meal. American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting. Denver, CO. June 2017. (*Student in the Tinius Lab)

Driskill M*, Tinius RA, Hoover DL. A pregnancy-specific equation for predicting cardiorespiratory fitness. American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting. Denver, CO. June 2017. (*Student in the Tinius Lab)

Tinius RA & C. Moyer. Mythbusters: The Truth about Exercise during Pregnancy. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine. Tutorial Presentation. Greenville, SC, February 2017.

Ringenberg G*& Tinius RA. The validity of submaximal exercise testing in obese women. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine. Poster Presentation. Greenville, SC, February 2017. (*Student in the Tinius Lab)

Hesse C*, Tinius RA, Cooley B*, Olenick A*, Blankenship M, Hoover DL, Maples JM. Assessment of endpoint criteria and perceived barriers during maximal cardiorespiratory testing among pregnant women. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine. Poster Presentation. Greenville, SC, February 2017. (*Student in the Tinius Lab)

Keen K*, Maples J, Cooley B*, Olenick A*, Blankenship M, Hoover DL, Tinius RA. Acute high-intensity exercise improves mood during the second trimester of pregnancy. Kentucky Physiological Society Meeting. Bowling Green, KY. March 2017. (*Student in the Tinius Lab)

Olenick A*, Pearson R*, Shaker N, Tinius RA*, Blankenship M, Oregon E, Hoover DL, Maples JM. Metabolic Flexibility Among Women in Response to a Single High-Fat Meal. Kentucky Physiological Society Meeting. Bowling Green, KY. March 2017. (*Student in the Tinius Lab)

Fickey H*, Maples JM, Blankenship M, Cooley B*, Olenick A*, Hoover DL, Cade WT, Tinius RA. The YMCA submaximal cycle test and 6-minute walk test are not accurate predictors of cardiorespiratory fitness during mid- pregnancy. Kentucky Physiological Society Meeting. Bowling Green, KY. March 2017. (*Student in the Tinius Lab)

Tinius RA. Physical Activity during Pregnancy: Past findings and Current Research in Bowling Green, KY. Bowling Green Medical Center Evidence-Based Practice Council Journal Club Meeting- Invited Speaker. August 2nd, 2016.

R.A. Tinius, Cahill A.G., Cade W.T. Impact of physical activity during pregnancy on obstetric outcomes in obese women (Platform Presentation). American College of Sports Medicine National Conference- Boston, MA, June 2016.

Williams K*, Brown A*, Crandall J., Tinius RA. Educational Information improves knowledge about physical activity during pregnancy. Student Reach Week Conference- WKU. Bowling Green, KY. April 2016. (*Student in the Tinius Lab)

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill, W.T. Cade. Physical Activity and Maternal and Neonatal Metabolic Outcomes in Obese Pregnant Women (Platform Presentation). American College of Sports Medicine National Conference. San Diego, CA, May 2015.

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill, W.T. Cade. Physical Activity and Maternal and Neonatal Metabolic Outcomes in Obese Pregnant Women. ACTS Translational Science 2015 Conference. Washington, DC, April 2015.

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill, W.T. Cade. The Role of Physical Activity on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Obese Pregnant Women. Diabetes Day Symposium. St, Louis, MO, October 2014.

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill, W.T.Cade. The Role of Physical Activity on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Obese Pregnant Women. Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences 9th Annual Symposium. St. Louis, MO, October 2014.

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill, W.T.Cade. The Influence of Maternal Physical Activity on Labor and Delivery Outcomes in Obese Pregnant Women. Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences 9th Annual Symposium. St. Louis, MO, October 2014.

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill, W.T.Cade. Effects of Maternal Obesity on Lipid Metabolism, Oxidative Stress and Neonatal Outcomes. ACTS Translational Science 2014 Conference. Washington, DC, April 2014.

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill, W.T.Cade. Effects of Maternal Obesity on Lipid Metabolism, Oxidative Stress and Neonatal Outcomes. 19th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. St. Louis, MO, February 2014.

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill , W.T. Cade. “Increased maternal lipid oxidation in obese pregnancy is associated with higher infant birth weight.” William H. Danforth Scientific Symposium Celebrating the March of Dimes. St. Louis, MO, November 2013.

R.A. Tinius, A.G. Cahill , W.T. Cade. “Increased maternal lipid oxidation in obese pregnancy is associated with higher infant birth weight.” Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences 8th Annual Symposium. St. Louis, MO, October 2013.

R.A. Friedman, S.W. Lyons, J.W. Navalta, M. Schafer, S. Arnett. Biomarkers of Obesity with Potential Clinical Utility. American College of Sports Medicine’s National Conference. San Francisco, CA, May 2012.

Grants/Scholarships:

Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network Investigator Development Award-May 2016-April 2018. Title: Physical Activity during Pregnancy: Novel Pathways and Intervention Strategies for Improving Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes. Amount: $113,600 Role: PI

Research and Creative Activities Program (RCAP)-May 2016-December 2017. Title: Physical activity during Pregnancy. Amount: $15,484 Role: PI/Student Mentor

Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement Internal Grant (Nikitha Rajendran)-July 2017. Title: The role of physical activity during pregnancy on infant motor development. Amount: $3,000 Role: PI/Student Mentor

Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement Internal Grant (Keagan Keen)-January 2017. Title: The impact of an acute bout of high intensity exercise on mood among pregnant women. Amount: $3,000 Role: PI/Student Mentor

Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement Internal Grant (Caitlin Hesse)-January 2017. Title: Exercise Testing and Pregnancy: Should secondary criteria for VO2max testing be adjusted for women during pregnancy?

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