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Department Faculty

  Jim Anthony
  David Barondess
  Naomi Breslau
  Wenjiang Fu
  Joseph Gardiner
  Hector M. Gonzalez
  Claudia Holzman
  Jean Kerver
  Chenxi Li
  Qing Lu
  Zhehui Luo
  Claire Margerison-Zilko
  Janet Osuch
  Dorothy Pathak
  Nigel Paneth
  James Pivarnik
  Mat Reeves
  A.M. Saeed
  Nicole Talge
  David Todem
  Hao Wang
  Elizabeth (Betsy) Wasilevich
  Julie Wirth
  Adjunct Faculty

Graduate Director

  David Barondess 

Specialists - Research

  Madeleine Lenski
  Jamil Scott

 

James M. Pivarnik, Ph.D

B.S., Indiana University, 1973
M.S., James Madison University, 1977
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1982

Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology
Director, Center for Physical Activity and Health
Director, Human Energy Research Laboratory

308 West Circle Drive
517-353-3520

jimpiv@msu.edu
www.msu.edu/user/jimpiv

James Pivarnik is a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology and is also the Director of the Center for Physical Activity and Health. As an exercise physiologist and epidemiologist, he studies the exercise responses of females, particularly during pregnancy, and children, both healthy and those with chronic diseases. His focus is on the role of physical activity in reducing the risk factors for chronic disease development (e.g., cardiovascular disease) and the morbidity and mortality of those suffering from such conditions.

Areas Of Expertise 

`  Computer applications
`  Exercise and sport physiology
`  Physiological testing

Usual teaching assignments:
- KIN 310 - Exercise Physiology (undergraduate lecture)
- KIN 411 - Exercise Physiology (undergraduate lab)
- KIN 810 - Exercise Physiology (graduate lecture)
- KIN 811 - Exercise Physiology (graduate lab)
- KIN 870 - Physical Activity and Well Being (graduate lecture)