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Anne R. Crecelius, Ph.D.


Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Health and Sport Science


Email: Anne Crecelius, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-4373
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 646D
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV



  • Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology, Colorado State University, 2013 
  • M.S. in Cardiovascular Physiology, Colorado State University, 2009
  • B.S.E. in Exercise Science, University of Dayton, 2007

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

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),
  • potential interventions aimed at improving vascular functioning

Additional interest in:

  • exercise rehabilitation program effects in clinical populations (e.g. post-cardiac event, cancer survivors)

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

Please feel free to contact (or follow us on instagram) if you are interested in volunteering in the laboratory or participating in ongoing studies. 

Selected Publications

  1. Taschner, M, Piero, R, Broomhall, C, and A.R. Crecelius.  Examining contributors to intent to continue exercise in cancer rehabilitation patients.  J Onc Nurs. In Press. 2021.
  2. Hirshman, E. and A.R. Crecelius.  The Accute Effect of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption on Microvascular Function in Hispanic Males: Human Nutrition and Metabolism.  In Press.  2021.
  3. Crecelius, A.R. From professor to patient X. Science.  372(6542):654.2021.
  4. Crecelius, A.R., DeRuisseau, L., and J. Brandauer.  Cumulative Oral Examinations in Undergraduate Human Physiology: Process, Student Perceptions and Outcomes.  Adv Physiol Educ. 45(3):518-525. 2021.
  5. Crecelius, A.R. and P.L. Crosswhite.  Advising Physiology Students: Perceptions from the Programs.  Adv Physiol Educ. 44(4):684-696. 2020.
  6. LaDuca, B., Ausdenmoore, A., Hallinan, K.P., Crecelius, A.R., 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; Res Higher Ed J, 37, 2019.
  7. Racine, M.L., Crecelius, A.R., Luckasen, G.J., Larson, D.G., and F.A. Dinenno.  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.
  8. 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.
  9. Kocoloski, G.M. and A.R. Crecelius.  Effects of Single-Dose Dietary Nitrate on Oxygen Consumption During and After Maximal and Submaximal Exercise in Healthy Humans.  Intl J of Exer Sci.  11(3):214-225.  2018.





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