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Department of Kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory
Neag School of Education
2095 Hillside Road, Unit 1110
Storrs, CT 06269-1110, USA
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Current Courses Taught:
EKIN 5510: Exercise Metabolism; EKIN 6520: Thermal Physiology
EKIN 5530, Stressful Environments
EKIN 5515: Scientific Presentations; EKIN 4500: Physiological Systems
EKIN 4510: Mechanisms & Adaptations in Sport & Exercise
EKIN 3099/5099 & PNB 3299/5395: Independent Study
Outstanding Research Award, Neag School of Education, May 2005
Honor Award for Exemplary Service to the N E Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine, Boxborough MA, November 1996.
Received Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, Heat Research Division, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA, June 1990.
Received National Strength and Conditioning Association's Presidential Award twice. Second award, May 1993. First award, May 1989.
Aerospace Medical Association, Environmental Science Award, Nashville, TN, April 1986.
Second Vice President, American College of Sports Medicine, June 2012
Elected, National Board of Trustees Representative, American College of Sports Medicine, 2007-2009
Appointed - National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Washington D.C., 1998-2001
Appointed - Institutional Review Board for Human Studies, University of Connecticut, 2004 - 2006.
Scientific Advisory Board Member, Danone Research, France. 2008-present
Appointed to the National ACSM Diversity Task Force. Purpose: to increase representation of under-represented minority members. 2004 – present
In the News:
How Your Body Beats the Heat: Washington Post newspaper
Cranky Today? Even Mild Dehydration Can Alter Our Moods
Mild dehdration alters moods, makes thinking hard
Calm down dear, with a sip of water: Dehydration can alter mood and ability to think
Frequent urination and caffeine
Dehydration Could Make Your Mood Worse, Study Shows
Dehydration makes you cranky, confused and fatigued
Bad mood? Blame mild dehydration, study suggests
A new proposed guidance system for beverage consumption in the United States
Areas of Expertise:
Exercise & Heat
Physiology - Environmental
Exercise & Nutrition
Exertional Heat Illnesses
Effects of fluid composition on cycling performace in a warm environment
Thermoregulatory and physiological strain due to athletic uniforms.
Effects of controlled dietary caffeine intake on fluid-electrolyte balance, hydration, physiological & psychological measures during exercise-heat stress, and caffeine-withdrawal
Comparison of a fluid-electrolyte replacement beverage versus water: ergogenic properties
Assessing human hydration status
Effects of glycerol rehydration during exercise in the heat
Effects of a strong antioxidant on maximal aerobic power
NIH Minority Student Bridges Grant involving Howard University, Washington D.C. and University of Rhode Island
Effects of mild dehydration on cognitive function and mood state
Hydration biomarkers in pregnant women
Armstrong LE, Johnson EC, McKenzie AL, Munoz CX. Interpreting Common Hydration Biomarkers on the Basis of Solute and Water Excretion. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, in press, 2013. Doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2012.214
Armstrong LE, Ganio MS, Casa DJ, Lee EC, McDermott BP, Klau JF, Jimenez L, Le Bellego L, Chevillotte E,. Lieberman HR. Mild dehydration affects mood in healthy young women. Journal of Nutrition 142(2):382-388, 2012.
Armstrong LE, Casa DJ, Emmanuel H, Ganio MS, Klau JF, Lee EC, Maresh CM, McDermott BP, Stearns RL, Vingren JL, Wingo JE, Williamson KH, Yamamoto LM. Nutritional, Physiological and Perceptual Responses During a Summer Ultra-Endurance Cycling Event. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 26(2): 307-318, 2012.
Ganio MS, Armstrong LE, Casa DJ, McDermott BP, Lee EC, Yamamoto LM, Marzano S, Lopez RM, Jimenez L, Le Bellego L, Chevillotte E, Lieberman HR. Mild dehydration impairs cognitive performance and mood of men. British Journal of Nutrition 106:1535-1543, 2011.
Armstrong LE, Klau JF, Ganio MS, McDermott BP, Yeargin SW, Lee EC, Maresh CM. Accumulation of 2H2O in plasma and eccrine sweat during exercise-heat stress. European Journal of Applied Physiology & Occupational Physiology 108:477-482, 2010.
Armstrong LE, Johnson EC, Casa DJ, Ganio MS, McDermott B, Yamamoto LM, Lopez RM, Emmanuel H. The American Football Uniform: Uncompensable Heat Stress and Hyperthermic Exhaustion. Journal of Athletic Training 45(2):117-127, 2010.
Armstrong, L.E. Assessing hydration status: The elusive gold standard. Journal American College of Nutrition 26(5):575S-584S, 2007.
Armstrong LE, Casa DJ, Maresh CM, and Ganio MS. Caffeine, Fluid-Electrolyte Balance, Temperature Regulation, and Exercise Performance. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews 35(3): 135-140, 2007.
Armstrong LE, Pumerantz AC, Roti MW, Judelson DA, Watson G, Dias JC, Sökmen B, Casa DJ, Maresh CM. Fluid-Electrolyte and Renal Indices of Hydration During Eleven Days of Controlled Caffeine Consumption. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 15:252-265, 2005.
Book Editor and Author/Coauthor. Exertional Heat Illnesses. Human Kinetics Publishers, April 2003, 275 pages.