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Anne R. Crecelius, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Health and Sport Science

Contact

Email: Anne Crecelius, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-4373
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 646H

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Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology, Colorado State University 
  • M.S. in Cardiovascular Physiology, Colorado State University
  • B.S.E. in Exercise Science, University of Dayton

Courses Taught

  • HSS 114 Introduction to the Health Professions
  • HSS 307 Human Physiology
  • HSS 307L Human Physiology Lab
  • HSS 428 Research in Health and Sport Science
  • HSS 465 Health Science Seminar
  • HSS 488 Environmental Physiology

Professional Activities

  • American Physiological Society, Member
  • Physiology Majors Interest Group, Advising Committee Co-Chair
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, Member
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Member

Awards & Honors

  • Research Recognition Award, Teaching Section, American Physiological Society, 2020
  • Alumni Award for Faculty Teaching, University of Dayton, 2018
  • Miryam Award (to F3USE), Center for Social Concern, University of Dayton, 2018
  • ADI Macknight Early Career Innovative Educator, American Physiological Society, 2018
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, 2017
  • Junior Scholarship Award, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, 2016
  • Service Award, Tenured or Tenure-Track, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, 2016
  • Teaching Award, Tenured or Tenure-Track, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, 2015

Research Interests

In the Integrative Human Physiology Laboratory, we are interested in integrative cardiovascular control in humans focused on:

  • the interaction between sympathetic neural vasoconstrictor and local metabolic factors in the regulation of blood flow and vascular tone at rest and during stress (e.g. hypoxia, exercise),
  • specific vasodilating pathways (e.g. nitric oxide, prostaglandins, and vascular hyperpolarization) involved in the regulation of vascular tone.
  • potential interventions aimed at improving vascular functioning

Additional interest in:

  • exercise rehabilitation program effects in clinical populations (e.g. post-cardiac event, cancer survivors)
  • scaling and interpretation of physiological performance measures

Current funded projects relate to the impact of hypoxia on cerebral blood flow and the interaction with motor control.

Please feel free to contact hplab@udayton.edu if you are interested in volunteering in the laboratory or participating in ongoing studies. 

Selected Publications

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Peer-reviewed

Ogrodzinski, Y., Wehrwein, E., Kelly, K.,Poteracki, J.M., VanRyn, V., and A.R. Crecelius. Characteristics of Physiology and Physiology-Related Pre-Health Degree Programs in the Physiology Majors Interest Group. The Advisor. In Press. 2021.

Aguilar-Roca, N., Crecelius, A.R., McFarland, J.L., Rogers, J., Stanescu, C.I., and E.A. Wehrwein. Where do we go from here: a forward thinking vision for physiology undergraduate degree programs. Adv Physiol Educ. 44(4): 702-705. 2020.

Rogers, J., McFarland, J.L., Stanescu, C.I., Crosswhite, P.L., and A.R. Crecelius. The 2019 P-MIG student survey and capturing the undergraduate perspective of physiology programming. Adv Physiol Educ. 44(4): 684-696. 2020.

Cuy Castellanos, D., Daprano, C.M., Blevins, C., Crecelius, A.R. The theory of planned behavior and strength training in college-aged women. J Am Coll Health. In Press. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1775606. 2020.

Wehrwein, E.A., Anderson, L., Crecelius, A.R., Stanescu, C.I., Poteracki, J.M., Halliwill, J.R. and J. Rogers. Case for coordinating efforts to establish program guidelines and strengthen physiology undergraduate degree programs. Adv Physiol Educ. 44(4):602-606. 2020.

Crecelius, A.R. and P.L. Crosswhite. Advising Physiology Students: Perceptions from the Programs. Adv Physiol Educ. 44(4):684-696. 2020.

LDuca, B, Ausdenmoore A, Hallinan KP, Crecelius AR, Katz-Buonconintro J, Bennett J, Arnold J, Bowman C, Sweet C, Hayford M, Yorke J, Blust R, and P Appiah Kubi.  A transdisciplinary collaboration and innovation education model and experience; RHEJ, 37, 2019.

Keller, J.L., Kelsch, E.A., and A.R. Crecelius. Acute effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on reactive hyperemia in young, healthy humans. J Nat Sci, 4(2):e486, 2018.

Kocoloski GM, Crecelius AR. Effects of Single-Dose Dietary Nitrate on Oxygen Consumption During and After Maximal and Submaximal Exercise in Healthy Humans: A Pilot Study. Int J Exerc Sci. 11(3):214-225. 2018

Racine ML, Crecelius AR, Luckasen GJ, Larson DG, Dinenno FA. Inhibition of Na+ /K+ -ATPase and KIR channels abolishes hypoxic hyperaemia in resting but not contracting skeletal muscle of humans. J Physiol. 596(15):3371-3389. 2018.

Richards, J.C., A.R. Crecelius, D.G. Larson and F.A. Dinenno. Impaired peripheral hypoxic vasodilation in healthy older adults: role of the sympathoadrenal system. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 312(4):H832-41. 2017.

Smith, T.M., Broomhall, C.N., and A.R. Crecelius.  Physical and psychological impacts of exercise on cancer rehabilitation patients. Clin J Oncol Nursing. 20(6), 653-659.  2016.

Wald, C.M. and A.R. Crecelius. Health-related quality of life increases similarly in type 2 diabetic versus non-diabetic patients following 7-12 week cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehab and Preven.36(5):339-45. 2016.

M. Wilson, K. Virgin, K. Haynes, A.R. Crecelius. Effect of Sleep on the Attentiveness of Elementary School Students. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences. 15. 2016.

Crecelius A.R. and F.A. Dinenno.  Vascular regulation via KIR channels and Na+/K+-ATPase. Channels. 9(4):171-2. 2015.

Richards, J.C., A.R.Crecelius, D.G. Larson and F.A. Dinenno. Acute ascorbic acid ingestion increases skeletal muscle blood flow and oxygen consumption via local vasodilation during graded handgrip exercise in older adults. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 309(2):H360-8. 2015.

Crecelius A.R., B.S. Kirby, C.M. Hearon Jr, G.J. Luckasen, D.G. Larson and F.A. Dinenno.  Contracting human skeletal muscle maintains the ability to blunt α1 -adrenergic vasoconstriction during KIR channel and Na+/K+-ATPase inhibition. J Physiol. 593(12):2735-51. 2015.

Crecelius A.R., B.S. Kirby, and F.A. Dinenno. Intravascular ATP and the regulation of blood flow and oxygen delivery in humans. Ex Sport Sci Rev. 43(1):5-13. 2015

Lay publications

Crecelius, A.R. Learning the Global Language.  In: Enhancing Global Awareness on Campus, Proceedings: 2020 Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus. 10. pg. 122-128. 2020. https://ecommons.udayton.edu/global_voices_3/10

Crecelius, A.R. Spotlight On: The Immune System. I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. January 2020. https://ispyphysiology.com/2020/01/16/spotlight-on-the-digestive-system/

Crecelius, A.R. Tracking your heart rate? 5 questions answered about what that number really means. The Conversation. December 2019. https://theconversation.com/tracking-your-heart-rate-5-questions-answered-about-what-that-number-really-means-12406619 (84,964 readers as of 4/16/20)

Crecelius, A.R. Spotlight On: The Immune System. . I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. October 2019. https://ispyphysiology.com/2019/10/17/spotlight-on-the-immune-system/

Crecelius, A.R. Why do people faint? The Conversation. June 2019.  Read more >>

Crecelius, A.R. Pregnancy, Altitude and Exercise: One Serious Set of Challenges. I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. October 2018.  Read more >>

Goff, L and A.R. Crecelius. Dog Gazing: Attachment between Hound and Human. I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. August 2017. Read more >>

Kramer, A and A.R. Crecelius. Fact or Fiction: Does Coca Candy Prevent Altitude Sickness? I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. August 2017. Read more >>

Gearin, M. and A.R. Crecelius. Not Horsing Around: Therapeutic Effects of Horseback Riding. I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. July 2017. Read more >>

Crecelius, A.R.. Keeping Up with the Highland Natives.  I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. October 2016. Read more >>

Crecelius, A.R.. A 10,000-Foot View from the ALMA Observatory in Atacama.  I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. September 2016. Read more >>

Crecelius, A.R.. In Santiago, What’s Smog Got to Do with It?  I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. August 2016. Read more >>

A.R. Crecelius. Hungry, Hungry Hormones: What Keeps You from Saying No to a Second Slice of Pie?  I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. November 2015. Read more >>

A.R. Crecelius. Get a Grip: What Grip Strength Can Tell Us about the Cardiovascular System.  I Spy Physiology Blog. American Physiological Society. June 2015. Read more >>