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Division of Kinesiology and Health|College of Health Sciences

Derek Smith, Ph.D. 

Director, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Exercise Physiology

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Smith has been the Director of the Division of Kinesiology & Health since 2013. Dr. Smith's research interests include: Development, translation (implementation/dissemination), and efficacy testing of physical activity and healthy living interventions – interdisciplinary approach. He uses novel and innovative technologies, devices and strategies to facilitate health behavior change (adoption and maintenance).  The focus is directed at primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease(s) via lifestyle modification and behavior change that includes increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time/behaviors.

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of Colorado (2003)

M.S. Wake Forest University (1999)

B.S. Colorado State University (1997)

 

TEACHING

  • KIN 3021 Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN 4056/5056 Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • KIN 4062/5062 Applied Concepts in Human Aging
  • KIN 5586 Seminar in: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders

AFFILIATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, CONSULTATION, PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Healthebridge, LLC, President/Founder (2011-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
  • Director of the Human Integrative Physiology (HIP) Laboratory, University of Wyoming
  • Wyoming Action For Healthy Kids (WAFHK) member
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (RMACSM) Wyoming Representative Publications

GRANTS, HONORS, AWARDS

Mission Life Line – Wyoming, American Heart Association, 10/2012 – 9/2014 ($15,000), Role: Scientific Advisor/Committee Member, Objectives:  Equip rural EMS with wireless 12-lead ECG capability and train responders and ED personnel to identify, respond, and transport STEMI patients in less than 90 minutes.

Fall 2012: University of Wyoming, Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board, "Distinguised University Faculty Member" Top Prof Award

Validation of bioDensity in chronic disease prevention and athletic populations, Performance Health Systems, Inc., 5/17/2012 – 4/30/2013, ($5,877), Role: Principal Investigator, Objectives: Test efficacy (validation) of bioDensity resistance training approach (low volume : high load) in chronic disease prevention and athletic populations.

Clinically-compatible technology for behavior change and chronic disease prevention, Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI) Phase 0, 9/1/2011 – 12/5/2011 ($5,000), Role: Principal Investigator, Objectives: R&D expansion of an internet-delivered physical activity behavior change program for implementation/dissemination in a clinical settings.

Adapting an e-Health Physical Activity Intervention for Translation to a Clinical Setting, 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2012, 2P20RR016474 NIH/NCRR ($64, 851), Role: Principal Investigator, Objective: adapt our previously validated internet-delivered physical activity behavior change program (idPALS) for implementation/dissemination in a clinical setting and expand idPALS e-compatibility/transportability to smartphones.  Other investigators: Ren J. (PI) 

Wyoming IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence – 2 (INBRE-2), (5/01/09-4/30/12), 2P20RR016474 NIH/NCRR ($16,705,815), Institutional Development Award (IDeA), Role:  Project Investigator – Project title: Internet-delivered obesity and cardiometabolic disease prevention: Clinical Discovery.  ($100,000/year).  Other Investigators:  Ren, J., (PI); L. Lutes (Co-I)

Fall 2009: University of Wyoming, Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board, "Distinguised University Faculty Member" Top Prof Award

PUBLICATIONS

Willis, K.S., Broughton, K.S. Smith, D.T., and D.E. Larson-Meyer.  Vitamin D status & biomarkers of inflammation in runners.  Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 3: 25-42, 2012.

Li, L., Hua, Y., Dong, M., Li, Q., Smith, D.T., Yuan, M., Jones, K. R., and J. Ren.  Short-term Lenalidomide (Revlimid) administration ameliorates cardiomyocyte contractile dysfunction in ob/ob obese mice.  Obesity (Silver Springs), 2012 doi:10.1038/oby.2012.106.  PMID 22522886

George, L.A. Zhang, L., Tuersunjiang, N., Ma, Y., Long, N.M., Uthlaut, A.B., Smith, D.T., and S.P. Ford.  Early maternal undernutrition programs increased feed intake, altered glucose metabolism and insulin secretion, and liver function, in aged female offspring.  American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 302(7): R795-804. 2012.  PMID #22277936.

Wallhead, T.L., Hagger, M., and Smith, D.T. The effect of sport education on extra-curricular youth sport-based physical activity participation.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81(4): 442-455, 2010.

George, L.A., Uthlaut, A.B., Long, N.M., Zhang, L., Ma, Y., Smith, D.T., Nathanielsz, P.W. and S.P. Ford.  Different levels of overnutrition and weight gain during pregnancy have differential effects on fetal growth and organ development.  Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 8:75, 2010.

Long, N.M., George, L.A., Uthlaut, A.B., Smith, D.T., Nijland, M.J., Nathanielsz, P.W., and S.P. Ford.  Maternal obesity and increased nutrient intake before and during gestation in the ewe results in altered growth, adiposity, and glucose tolerance in adult offspring.  Journal of Animal Science, 88(11): 3546-53, 2010.

Ford, S.P., Zhang, L., Zhu, M., Miller, M.M., Smith, D.T., Hess, B.W., Nathanielsz, P.W., and M.J. Nijland.  Maternal obesity accelerates fetal pancreatic beta-cell but not alpha-cell development in sheep: prenatal consequences.  American Journal of Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 297(3): R835-43, 2009.

Smith, D.T., Carr, L.J. Dorozynski, C.M., and C, Gomashe.  Internet-delivered lifestyle physical activity intervention: Limited inflammation and antioxidant capacity efficacy in overweight adults.  Journal of Applied Physiology, 106(1): 49-56, 2009.

Stepans, M.B., Wilhelm, S.L., Rodehorst, T.K., Smith, D.T., and Weinert C.  Care of biological samples in a rural setting.  Clinical Nursing Research, 18(1): 6-22, 2009.

Carr, L.J., Bartee, R.T., Dorozynski, C.M. and Smith, D.T.  Eight-month follow-up of physical activity and central adiposity: Results from internet-delivered intervention in overweight adults.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 6(4): 444-45, 2009.

Smith, D.T., Bartee, R.T., Carr, L.J., and Dorozynski, C.M.  Prevalence of overweight and out-of-school seasonal periods of body mass index in American Indian schoolchildren.  Preventing Chronic Disease, 6(1): A20, 2009.  http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2009/jan/07_0262.htm.

Smith, D.T., Vendela, M.J., Bartee, R.T., & Carr, L. (2008).  Significant body mass index gains in rural first graders 1999-2004:  A time for behavioral intervention?  Journal of Rural Health, 24(1), 40-48.

Herman, S.L., & Smith, D.T. (in press).  Four-week dynamic-stretching warm-up intervention elicits longer-term performance benefits.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Smith, D.T., Bartee, R.T.,  Carr, L.J., & Dorozynski, C.M. (in press).  Prevalence of overweight and out-of-school seasonal periods of body mass index in American Indian schoolchildren.  Preventing Chronic Disease.

Eisenmann, J.C., Bartee, R.T., Smith, D.T., Welk, G., & Fu, Q. (2008).  Combined influence of physical activity and television viewing on the risk of overweight in U.S. youth.  International Journal of Obesity, 32, 613-618.

Carr, L.J., Bartee, R.T., Dorozynski, C.M., Broomfield, J.F., Smith, M.L., & Smith, D.T. (2008).  Internet-delivered behavior change program increases physical activity and improves cardiometabolic disease factors in sedentary adults:  Results of a randomized controlled trial.  Preventative Medicine, 46(5), 431-438.

Herman, S.L., & Smith, D.T., (2008).  Four-week dynamic-stretching warm-up intervention elicits longer-term performance benefits.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22(4), 1286-97.

Smith, D.T., Carr, L.J., Dorozynski, D.M., & Gomashe, C. (in press).  Internet-delivered lifestyle physical activity intervention:  Limited inflammation and antioxidant capacity efficacy in overweight adults.  Journal of Applied Psychology.

Carr, L.J., Bartee, R.T., Dorozynski, C.M., Smith, M.L., & Smith, D.T., (in press).  Eight-month follow-up of physical activity and central adiposity:  Results from internet-delivered intervention in overweight adults.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

Stephans, M.B., Wilhelm, D.L., Rodehorst, T.K., Smith, D.T., & Weinert, C. (in press).  Care of biological samples in a rural setting.  Clinical Nursing Research.

Wallhead, T.L., Hagger, M., & Smith, D.T., (in press).  Sport education and extra-curricular sport participation:  An examination using the trans-contextual model of motivation.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.


NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Smith, D.T. (2011, May).  The other side of the equation: Increasing physical activity does not impact sitting time.  2nd International Conference Proceedings on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Glasgow, Scotland. 

Dunn, A.L., Wilcox, S., Smith, D.T., & Dearing, J. (2009, May).  Disseminating evidence-based physical activity programs:  Lessons learned from the field.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Smith, D.T., (2009, April).  WALK to wellness on the web:  Effect of internet-delivered physical activity programs on inflammation and oxidative stress.  Paper presented at the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists 25th Annual Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ.

Smith, D.T.  Short- and long-term efficacy of a 16-week internet-delivered physical activity behavior change program on cardiometabolic disease risk factors: A randomized control trial Institutional Development Award (IDeA), 2nd Biennial NISBRE Conference, Washington D.C., 2008.

Smith, D.T., (2008, April).  Effect of physical activity on inflammation, oxidative stress, and cardiovascular disease risk:  Results of a lifestyle of physical activity.  Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists 24th Annual Symposium, Boston, MA.

Bartee, R.T., Lohof, C.H., Carr, L.J., & Smith, D.T. (April, 2008).  Intervention effects on mediators and physical activity.  Paper presented at the annual International Congress for Physical Activity and Public Health, Amsterdam.

Carr, L.J., Bartee, R.T., Dorozynski, C.M., & Smith, D.T. (May, 2008). Efficacy of an internet-delivered physical activity behavior change program for physical activity adherence: Results from an eight month follow-up. Paper presented at the annual American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Korenke, J., Bartee, R.T., Lohof, C., Carr, L.J., & Smith, D.T. (2008, April). Use and perceptions of an internet-based physical activity program. Poster presented at the annual AAHPERD 2008 National Convention, Fort Worth, TX.

Dayton, J., Bartee, R.T., Coffey, A.R., Carr, L.J., Lohof, C., Dorozynski, C.M., & Smith, D.T. (April, 2008). Energy intake influenced by an internet-based physical activity program. Poster presented at the annual AAHPERD National Convention, Fort Worth, TX.

Carr, L.J., Bartee, R.T., Dorozynski, C.M., Vendela, M.J., Bretting, K., Lohof, C, Brubaker, P.H., & Smith, D.T. (2007, June). Effect of an Internet-based Physical Activity Behavior Change Program on Physical Activity and Disease Risk. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Vendela, M.J., Bartee, R.T., Carr, L.J., & Smith, D.T. (2007, June).  Body Mass Index in Rural Elementary School Children: Progressive Increase in Body Mass Index of First Graders. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Lohof, C.H., Bartee, R.T., Carr, L.J., Korenke, J.D., Brubaker, P.H., & Smith, D.T. (2007, June).  Effect of an Internet-based Physical Activity Behavior Change Program on Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Dorozynski, C.M., Carr, L.J., Bartee, R.T., & Smith, D.T. (2007, June). Efficacy of a Theory-driven Internet-based Physical Activity Behavior Change Program. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

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