Congdon School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science

Colin Carriker, Ph.D., ACSM EP-C

Assistant Professor
Norcross Graduate School 221

Ph.D. – Exercise Physiology, University of New Mexico
M.S. – Exercise Science, Central Washington University
B.S. – Exercise Science, Seattle Pacific University

Research Interests

Dr. Carriker’s research agenda examines the effects of dietary nitrate and other dietary supplements on sub-maximal oxygen consumption, oxidative stress and arterial stiffness within various environmental conditions including high altitude, heat and cold environments. He has also provided symposiums and workshops at numerous conferences including American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Summit, National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Annual National Conference and Exhibition, and IDEA World Fitness Convention.

Select Publications:

Nitrate-Containing Beetroot Juice Reduces Oxygen Consumption During Submaximal Exercise in Low but Not High Aerobically Fit Male Runners.  Carriker CR, Vaughan RA, VanDusseldorp TA, Johnson KE, Beltz NM, McCormick JJ, Cole NH, Gibson AL. J Exerc Nutrition Biochem. 2016 Dec 31;20(4):27-34. doi: 10.20463/jenb.2016.0029.

Effect of Acute Dietary Nitrate Consumption on Oxygen Consumption During Submaximal Exercise in Hypobaric Hypoxia. Carriker CR, Mermier CM, Van Dusseldorp TA, Johnson KE, Beltz NM, Vaughan RA, McCormick JJ, Cole NH, Witt CC, Gibson AL. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2016 Aug;26(4):315-22. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0144. Epub 2015 Dec 2.

Nitrate-containing beetroot enhances myocyte metabolism and mitochondrial content. Vaughan RA, Gannon NP, Carriker CR. J Tradit Complement Med. 2015 Jan 8;6(1):17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcme.2014.11.033. eCollection 2016 Jan.




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