James Pivarnik, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Indiana University

As an exercise physiologist, Dr. Pivarnik's research focuses on acute and chronic responses of the human body the stress of muscular activity and environment. He studies the exercise responses of females, particularly during pregnancy and pospartum, and children, both healthy and those with chronic diseases. His work aims to reduce risk factors for the development of chronic conditions (e.g., cardiovascular disease) and the morbidity and mortality \of those suffering from such conditions. Recent research efforts have combined exercise physiology with an epidemiological approach.

Allor, K.M., J.M. Pivarnik, L.J. Sam, and C.D. Perkins. Treadmill economy in girls and women matched for height and weight.
J Appl Physiol 89: 512-516, 2000.

Eisenmann, J.C., J.M. Pivarnik, and R.M. Malina. Scaling of peak VO2 to body mass in young male and female distance runners.
J Appl Physiol 90: 2172-2180, 2001.

Pivarnik, J.M., A.D. Stein, and J.M. Rivera. Effect of pregnancy on heart rate / oxygen consumption calibration curves. Med Sci Sports Exerc 34: 750-755, 2002.

Pivarnik, J.M., and J.M. Rivera. Exercise in Pregnancy. In, Contemporary Therapy in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Issues and Controversies 2000/2001. S.B. Ransom, M.P. Dombrowski, M.I. Evans, K. Ginsburg (eds.) Phila: W.B. Saunders, 2002, pp. 85-89.

Rafferty, A.P., M.J. Reeves, H.B. McGee, and J.M. Pivarnik. Walking for physical activity: compliance with the surgeon general’s recommendation. Med Sci Sports Exerc 34: 1255-1261, 2002.