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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

Courses

EXS 313 Motor Learning and Control

EXS 412 Exercise Testing and Prescription

Research

Impacts of obesity on maternal and neonatal outcomes, Physical activity during pregnancy and maternal and neonatal outcomes, Lipid metabolism and inflammation during pregnancy, physical activity promotion in special populations

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).


Selected presentations:  


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 National Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 2012.






Biography

Education:  

Ph.D:  Movement Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015
M.S: Science and Clinical Investigation, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015
M.S: Exercise Science, Western Kentucky University, 2011
B.S:  Exercise Science, Western Kentucky University, 2009

Certifications:
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist
CPR/AED American Heart Association
 


Other Information:

Played soccer at WKU from 2006-2009
    -3 time All-Conference selection
    -2 time Academic All-American Selection
Ran track and cross-country at WKU 2009-2011
    -All-Conference in the 3000m steeplechase
               

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