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Dr. Joshua S. Wooten

Assistant Professor

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Education: Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology
Texas Woman's University

Postdoctoral training in Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism
Baylor College of Medicine

Exercise, Nutrition, Lipid Metabolism, and Obesity


Lukas Annex, Room 2611

About Dr. Wooten

Dr. Joshua Wooten is an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Program Coordinator for Specializations in Exercise Physiology in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. He obtained his Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman's University and completed his postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in the Division of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine. His postdoctoral training focused on the cellular and molecular aspects of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in obesity and atherosclerosis. 

Dr. Wooten's research interest is focused on determining the link between obesity-induced lipotoxicity and the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and heart disease.  His current research focus is to determine the impact of diet (e.g., omega-3 fatty acids and high-fructose) and exercise on glucose and lipid metabolism in hepatic and cardiac tissues during obesity, weight loss, and weight regain. Dr. Wooten has published and presented his research both nationally and internationally, and is a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physiological Society.

Dr. Wooten teaches courses in Advanced Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology, Exercise Endocrinology, Seminar in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Epidemiology, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Representative Publications:

  • Wooten, J.S., Gillard, B.K., Nambi, P., Pownall, H.J., Scott, L.W., Ballantyne, C.M., Smith, E.O., Nambi, V., Coraza, I., & Balasubramanyam, A. (2013). Intensive Lifestyle Modification Reduces Lp-PLA2 in Dyslipidemic HIV/HAART Patients. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(6), 1043-1050. 
  • Phillips, M.D., Patrizi, R.M., Cheek, D.J., Wooten, J.S., Barbee, J.J., & Mitchell, J.B. (2012). Whole body resistance training reduces subclinical inflammation in obese, postmenopausal women without fat mass loss. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(11), 2099-2110.
  • Wooten, J.S., Biggerstaff, K.D. & Ben-Ezra, V. (2011). A Single 1-hr session of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise does not modify lipids and lipoproteins in normolipidemic obese women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 36(5), 715-722. 
  • Wooten, J.S., Phillips, M.D., Mitchell, J.B., Patrizi, R., Pleasant, R.N., Hein, R.M., Menzies, R.D., & Barbee, J.J. (2011). Resistance exercise and lipoproteins in postmenopausal women. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32, 7-13. 
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