Kirk Roberson

Kirk Roberson

Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Health Sciences

As a Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow at Stetson University, I strive to deliver world-class instruction to a diverse population of students. My philosophy regarding learning is simple: begin by establishing fundamental knowledge through textbook reading; build upon foundational information through critical review of current research; develop confidence by practicing protocols and assessment techniques in a laboratory setting, and finally; apply these principles and practices in a real-world setting, including community wellness centers, hospitals and recreational fitness facilities. I believe that teaching should extend beyond the classroom and occur in settings that cohesively bind classroom concepts with real-world experiences. I focus on developing my students through collaborative departmental research and by creating opportunities to work alongside industry leading professionals in the Health Sciences.

  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, University of Miami
  • M.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S. Kinesiology, East Carolina University
  • EMT, Barry University

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Course Sampling

  • Health and Wellness
  • Exercise Physiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Exercise Testing
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Aging and Physical Activity

Biography

Kirk Roberson is a Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Health Sciences, specializing in clinical exercise physiology with a focus on diagnostic and preventative medicine. His research focuses on identifying new criteria for the early diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease by examining the relationship between the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Other research interests include aging and physical function, and strategies for reducing cardiometabolic risk factors. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Roberson taught laboratory and seminar courses in exercise and neuromuscular physiology at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami. In 2018, he received the Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year award from the University of Miami. Outside of academia, Dr. Roberson is a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Army and currently serves as a Captain and Commander in the Florida Army National Guard.

Publications

  • Roberson, K., Singer, C., Jacobs, K., Eltoukhy, M., Signorile, J., Ruta, N., Mazzei, N., Vuorio, B., Buskard, A. (In Review). Hemodynamic responses to an exercise test in Parkinson's disease patients. American Journal of Cardiology.
  • Cherup, N., Roberson, K., Potiaumpai, M., Widdowson, K., Jaghab, A., Chowdhari, S., Armitage, C., Seeley, A., Jacobs, K., Signorile, J. (In Review). Improvements in cognition and associations with measures of aerobic and muscular fitness following structured exercise. Experimental Gerontology.
  • Roberson, Kirk, "Hemodynamic and Hormonal Responses to an Exercise Test in Parkinson's Disease Patients without Orthostatic Hypotension" (2018). Open Access Dissertations. 2031.
  • Roberson, K., Potiaumpai, M., Widdowson, K., Jaghab, A., Chowdhari, S., Armitage, C., Seeley, A., Jacobs, K., Signorile, J. (2018). Effects of high-velocity circuit resistance and treadmill training on cardiometabolic risk, blood markers, and quality of life in older adults. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0807. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Roberson, K., Chowdhari, S., White, M., Signorile, J. (2017). Loads and movement speeds dictate differences in power output during circuit training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31 (10), 2765-2776.
  • Roberson, K., Jacobs, K., White, M., Signorile, J. (2017). Loads and movement speed affect energy expenditure during circuit resistance exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 42(6), 637-646