Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport
Kinesiology and Sport Department
Exercise Physiologist with 7+ years of training, coaching, and research experience. Currently, an Assistant Professor at University of Southern Indiana working to inspire and mentor the next generation of great students by bridging the gaps between practice and applicability to exercise science and basic sciences.
Ph.D. Bioenergetics and Exercise Science East Carolina University (ECU), Greenville, NC, USA
Concentration: Nutritional Exercise Science
Dissertation: “Maternal Aerobic Exercise and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Levels Influence on Maternal Lipid Profiles and Infant Body Composition and Heart Outcomes
M.S. Exercise Physiology
Minnesota State University; Mankato, Mankato, MN, USA
Thesis: “Validity of a Customized Submaximal Treadmill Protocol for Determining VO2max”
B.S. Biomedical Science; Exercise Science
Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato, MN, USA
Strom, C.J., McDonald, S.M., Remchak, M.M., Kew, K.A., Rushing, B.R., Houmard, J.A., Tulis, D.A., Pawlak, R., Kelley, G.A., Chasan-Taber, L. Newton, E., Isler, C., DeVente, J., Raper, M., May, L.E., (2022). The Influence of Maternal Aerobic Exercise, Blood DHA and EPA Concentrations on Maternal Lipid Profiles. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6), p.3550.
Murphy, S.E., Johnston, C.A., Strom, C.J., Isler, C., Haven, K., Newton, E., McDonald, S.M., May, L.E. (2022). Influence of Exercise Type on Maternal Blood Pressure Adaptation Throughout Pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wisseman, B.D., Jones, C., Golembe, N., Newton, E.R., Isler, C., deVente, J., McDonald, S., Strom, C.J., Kuehn, D. and May, L.E., (2021). Maternal Cardiovascular and Birth Outcome Responses to At-Home vs. In-person Prenatal Exercise during COVID-19 Pandemic. Medical Research Archives, 9(12).
Cai, C., Zhang, Z., Mcdonald, S.M., Strom, C.J., May, L.E., Steinback, C.D., Davenport, M.H. (2021). Leisure-Time Physical Activity Before and During Pregnancy is Associated with Improved Insulin Resistance in Late Pregnancy. Journal of Perinatal Medicine.
McDonald, S.M., Strom, C.J., Remchak, M.M., Chaves, A., Broskey, N.T., Isler, C., Haven, K., Newton, E., DeVente, J., AcostaManzano, P. and Aparicio, V.A. (2020). The effects of aerobic exercise on markers of maternal metabolism during pregnancy. Birth Defects Research.
Mamillapalli, S.S., Smith-Joyner, A., Forbes, L., McIntyre, K., Poppenfuse, S., Rushing, B., Strom, C.J., Danell, A.S., May, L.E., Kuehn, D. and Kew, K. (2020). Screening for Opioid and Stimulant Exposure In Utero Through Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics Analysis of Umbilical Cords. Therapeutic drug monitoring, 42(5), 787-794.
Clark, E., Isler, C., Strickland, D., McMillan, A.G., Fang, X., Kuehn, D., Ravisankar, S., Strom, C.J., and May, L.E. (2018). Influence of aerobic exercise on maternal lipid levels and offspring morphometrics. International Journal of Obesity, p.1.
Strom, C.J., Pettitt, R.W., Krynski, L.M., Jamnick, N.A., Hein, C.J., & Pettitt, C.D. (2018). Validity of a customized submaximal treadmill protocol for determining VO2max. European journal of applied physiology, 118(9), 1781-1787.
Kramer, M., Clark, I.E., Jamnick,N., Strom, C.J., & Pettitt, R.W. (2018). Normative Data for Critical Speed and D'for High-Level Male Rugby Players. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 32(3), 783-789.
Pettitt, C., Danzl, K., Glorvigen, L.M., Strom, C. J., Inkrott, T.A., & Pettitt, R.W. (2017). Validity of the Bottle Buoyancy Model for Body Fat Determination. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10(1), 87-96.
Peer-Reviewed Published Abstracts:
Strom, C.J., Kew, K., McDonald, S.M., Isler, C., Haven, K., Newton, E. and May, L.E (2020). Influence Of Maternal Exercise And DHA Levels During Pregnancy On Maternal Lipids: 822 May 27 3:15 PM-3:30 PM (Presentation cancelled due to COVID). Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(7S), p.198.
McDonald, S.M., Strom, C.J., Remchak, M., Chaves, A., Broskey, N. and May, L.E. (2020). Influence Of Aerobic Exercise On Select Cytokine And Hormone Levels In Pregnant Women.: 787 Board# 2 May 27 3: 15 PM-5: 15 PM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(7S), p.187.
Strom, C.J., Isler, C., Haven, K., Newton, E., Kew, K., Rushing, B.R., McDonald, S.M. and
May, L.E., 2019. Maternal Exercise and DHA Levels During Pregnancy Influences Infant Body Composition: 3105: Board# 151 May 31. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51(6), 858.
Strom, C. J., Kew, K., Rushing, B., Isler, C., Newton, E., & May, L. E. (2018). Maternal Aerobic Exercise and DHA Levels During Pregnancy Influences Infant Heart Outcomes: 304 Board# 145 May 30 9. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(5S), 62.
Clinical Research: Phlebotomy, VO2max and VO2submax testing, exercise testing/prescriptions, lactate testing, body composition (bodpod, skinfolds, and hydrostatic weight), HR/HRV recording and analysis, basic life support certification (CPR/AED)
Biochemistry: Solid-phase extraction, Liquid chromatography/Mass Spectrometry.