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Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport: Full-time Faculty & Staff


Dr. Kayla Baker, Ph.D., CSCS

Dr. Kayla Baker, Ph.D., CSCS
- Assistant Professor - Exercise Science

Education

PhD: University of Central Florida

MS: University of Central Florida

BS: University of Central Florida

Teaching

EXS 122: Foundations of Kinesiology

EXS 223: Intro to Exercise Science

EXS 296: Practicum

Scholarship

Published Manuscripts

Baker, K., Healy, S., Rice, D., & Garcia, J. (2018). Adolescent weight and health behaviors and their associations with individual, social, and parental factors. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

Garcia, J., Baker, K., Diaz, M., Tucker, J., Kelchner, V., & Rice, D. (2018). Implementation fidelity of a mindfulness-based yoga program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families: A pilot study. Advances in Neurodevelopment Disabilities.

Beyer, K., Stout, J., Redd, M., Baker, K., Bergstrom, H., Hoffman, J., & Fukuda, D. (2018). Maturity-related differences in systemic and localized fatigue threshold amongst adolescent male athletes. Pediatric Exercise Science.

Garcia, J., Sirard, J., Whaley, D., Rice, D., Baker, K., & Weltman, A. (2018). The influence of friends and psychosocial factors on physical activity and screen time in normal and overweight adolescents: a mixed-methods analysis. American Journal of Health Promotion, 39(4), 610-623.

Barkley, L., Taliaferro, L., Baker, K., & Garcia, J. (2018). The holistic athletic healthcare model: Addressing the development, social, and cultural needs of collegiate athletes. Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation, 1(3), 26-47.

Coker, N., Varanoske, A., Baker, K., & Hahs-Vaughn, D. (2018). Predictors of competitive success of national-level powerlifters: A multi-level analysis. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport.

Varanoske, A., Hoffman, J., Church, D., Coker, N., Baker, K., Dodd, S., Harris, R., Oliveira, L., Dawson, V., Wang, R., Fukuda, D., & Stout, J. (2018). Comparison of sustained-release and rapid-release β-alanine formulations on changes in skeletal muscle carnosine and histidine content and isometric performance following a muscle-damaging protocol. Amino Acids.

Baker, K., Fukuda, D., Church, D., La Monica, M., Beyer, K., Hoffman, J., & Stout, J. (2017). Mathematical modeling and expression of heart rate deflection point using rate and oxygen consumption. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10(4), 592-603.

Varanoske, A., Hoffman, J., Church, D., Wang, R., Baker, K., Dodd, S., Coker, N., Oliveira, L., Dawson, V., Fukuda, D., & Stout, J. (2017). Influence of skeletal muscle carnosine content on fatigue during repeated resistance exercise in recreationally-active women. Nutrients, 9(9), 988.

Varanoske, A., Hoffman, J., Church, D., Coker, N., Baker, K., Dodd, S., Oliveira, L., Dawson, V., Wang, R., Fukuda, D., and Stout, J. (2017). β-Alanine supplementation elevates intramuscular carnosine content and attenuates fatigue in men and women similarly, but does not change muscle L-Histidine content. Nutrition Research, 48, 16-26.

Wells, A., Jajtner, A., Varanoske, A., Church, D., Gonzalez, A., Townsend, J., Boone, C., Baker, K., Beyer, K., Mangine, G., Oliveira, L., Fukuda, D., Stout, J., & Hoffman, J. (2017). Post-resistance exercise ingestion of milk protein attenuates plasma TNFα and TNFr1 expression on monocyte subpopulations. Amino Acids, 1-12.

Church, D., Hoffman, J., Varanoske, A., Wang, R., Baker, K., La Monica, M., Beyer, K., Dodd, S., Oliveira, L., Harris, R., Fukuda, D., & Stout, J. (2017). Comparison of two β- alanine dosing protocols on muscle carnosine elevations. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2017, 1-9.

Townsend, J., Stout, J., Jajtner, A., Church, D., Beyer, K., Oliveira, L., La Monica, M., Riffe, J., Muddle, T., Baker, K., Fukuda, D., Roberts, M., & Hoffman, J. (2016). Resistance exercise increases intramuscular NF-κb signaling in untrained males. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(11-12), 2103-2111.

Wells, A., Hoffman, J., Jajtner, A., Varanoske, A., Church, D., Gonzalez, A., Townsend, J., Boone, C., Baker, K., Beyer, K., Mangine, G., Oliveira, L., Fukuda, D., & Stout, J. (2016). The effect of post-resistance exercise amino acids on plasma MCP-1 and CCR2 expression. Nutrients, 8(7), 409.

Wells, A., Hoffman, J., Jajtner, A., Varanoske, A., Church, D., Gonzalez, A., Townsend, J., Boone, C., Baker, K., Beyer, K., Mangine, G., Oliveira, L., Fukuda, D., & Stout, J. (2016). Monocyte recruitment following high-intensity and high-volume resistance exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(5), 393.

Gonzalez, A., Hoffman, J., Townsend, J., Jajtner, A., Boone, C., Beyer, K., Baker, K., Wells, A., Mangine, G., Robinson, E., Church, D., Oliveira, L., Fukuda, D., & Stout, J. (2016). Intramuscular MAPK signaling following high volume and high intensity resistance exercise protocols in trained men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(9), 1663-1670.

Boone, C., Hoffman, J., Gonzalez, A., Jajtner, A., Townsend, J., Baker, K., Fukuda, D., & Stout, J. (2015). Changes in plasma aldosterone and electrolytes following high-volume and high-intensity resistance exercise protocols in trained men. The Journal of and Conditioning Research, 30(7), 1917-1923.

Gonzalez, A., Hoffman, J., Townsend, J., Jajtner, A., Boone, C., Beyer, K., Baker, K., Wells, A., Mangine, J., Robinson, E., Church, D., Oliveira, L., Willoughby, D., Fukuda, D., & Stout, J. (2015). Intramuscular anabolic signaling and endocrine response following high volume and high intensity resistance exercise protocols in trained men. Physiological Reports, 37(7), e12466.

La Monica, M., Fukuda, D., Beyer, K., Hoffman, M., Miramonti, A., Riffe, J., Baker, K., Fragala, M., Hoffman, J., & Stout, J. (2015). Altering work to rest rations differentially influences fatigue during repeated sprint ability testing. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(2), 400-406.

Gonzalez A., Hoffman J., Jajtner A., Townsend J., Boone C., Beyer K., Baker K., Wells A., Church D., Mangine, G., Oliveira L., Moon J., Fukuda D., & Stout J. (2015). Protein supplementation does not alter intramuscular anabolic signaling or endocrine response after resistance exercise in trained men. Nutrition Research, 35(11), 990-1000.

Church, D., Hoffman, J., La Monica, M., Riffe, J., Hoffman, M., Baker, K., Varanoske, A., Wells, A., Stout, J., & Fukuda, D. (2015). The effect of an acute ingestion of Turkish coffee on reaction time and time trial performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12(1), 1.

Manuscripts Under Review 

Beyer, K. S., Stout, J. R., Redd, M. J., Baker, K. M., Church, D. C., Bergstrom, H. C., Hoffman, J. R., Fukuda, D. H. (2019). Effect of Somatic Maturity on Aerobic and Anaerobic Adaptations to Interval Training. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise.

Garcia, J., Rivera, P., Renziehausen, J., Baker, K., Leahy, N. (2019). Eight weeks of judo training appears to improve physical activity and sleep quality in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Renziehausen, J., Rivera, P., Baker, K., Leahy, N., Xu, L., & Garcia, J. (2018). Examination of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep quality in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typically Developing Children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Garcia, J., Fukuda, D., Baker, K., Redd, M., Starling-Smith, T., & Stout, J. (2018). The feasibility of a modified judo intervention in both typically developing children and children with varying exceptionalities: A mixed-methods pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Redd, M., Garcia, J., Beyer, K., Baker, K., Stout, J., & Fukuda, D. (2018). Evaluating the Relationship between Physical Performance and Mental Toughness in Youth Athletes. Pediatric Exercise Science

National and Regional Presentations (first author only shown)

Baker, K., Garcia, J., & Belity, T. Emotional Influence of Music in Relation to the Effect of Music on Exercise Performance. 2019 ACSM Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.

Baker, K., Garcia, J., Renziehausen, J., & Rivera, P. Reliability of Time-to-Exhaustion Trials Utilizing a Speed Corresponding to a Percentage of VO2max. 2019 Southeast ACSM Regional Conference. Greenville, SC.

Baker, K., Garcia, J. Feasibility of a Collaborative Intervention to Improve Healthy Behaviors in Teachers and School Staff: A Pilot Study. 2018 Southeast ACSM Regional Conference. Chattanooga, TN.

Baker, K., Healy, S., Rice, D., Garcia, J. The Effect of Bullying on Health Behaviors in Adolescents. 2017 ACSM Annual Conference. Denver, CO.

Baker, K., Hoffman, J., Jajtner, A., Townsend, J., Varanoske, A., Beyer, K., Boone, C., Fukuda, D., Stout, J. Effect of Muscle-Damaging Exercise on Circulating TNF-α and TNFR1 Expression in Monocytes and Neutrophils. 2016 ACSM Annual Conference. Boston, MA.

Baker, K., Fukuda, D., La Monica, M., Stout, J., Hoffman, J. Individual vs. Generalized Lower Limit Cutoff Points when Estimating Heart Rate Deflection Point from Two Different Mathematical Models. 2015 NSCA National Conference. Orlando, FL.

Service

Professional Certifications and Memberships

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Advanced Quantitative Methodologies in Educational and Human Sciences Certification

American College of Sports Medicine Professional Member

Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Chapter Professional Member

National Strength and Conditioning Association Professional Member

CPR and AED Certification, American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)

Awards and Scholarships

College of Graduate Studies Presentation Fellowship, 2019

College of Graduate Studies Presentation Fellowship, 2018

NSCA Foundation Women’s Scholarship National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2017

NSCA Foundation Women’s Scholarship National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2016

College of Graduate Studies Presentation Fellowship, 2016

Florida Bright Futures Scholar, 2009 – 2014

Professional and University Service

Abstract Reviewer, Southeast American College of Sports Medicine, 2019

Peer Reviewer, International Journal of Exercise Science

Peer Reviewer, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

WKU Exercise Science Advisory Board, 2019

Co-Faculty Advisor of WKU Exercise Science Club, 2019

Peer Reviewer, Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Scoring Manager, USAPL USA Powerlifting, 2017 – 2019

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