Richard B. Kreider, PhD, FACSM, FISSN, FACN, FNAK – Lab Director

Dr. Kreider serves as Professor, Department Head, and Thomas A. and Joan Read Endowed Chair for Disadvantaged Youth in the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Kreider also directs the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab. He also serves as the Executive Director or the Human Clinical Research Facility. Google Scholar Publications

Chris Rasmussen, MS, MX, CSCS, EPC – Lab Coordinator

Chris serves as the Research Associate for the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory (ESNL) within the Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN) at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Prior to his time at Texas A&M he served in similar capacities at both Baylor University and the University of Memphis. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Kansas University and Master’s degree from the University of Memphis.  His hobbies include spending time with his wife and two young daughters, running and striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Mike Greenwood, PhD, FACSM, FISSN – Research Associate

Dr. Greenwood was a Clinical Professor in the Department of Health & Kinesiology who served as a Research Associate in the ESNL from the mid-1990’s until his untimely passing in the fall of 2019. Given Dr. Greenwood’s enormous contributions to the ESNL, he will forever be recognized as a research associate. Google Scholar Publications


Conrad Earnest, PhD, FACSM, FISSN – Research Associate

Dr. Earnest served as a Research Associate in the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab from the early 1990s to his untimely passing on July 20, 2020 while doing night time photography in western Colorado. Dr. Earnest contributed to numerous ESNL research studies, publications, and dissertation committees. Google Scholar Publications

J.P. Bramhall, MD – Medical Supervisor

Dr. Bramhall serves as the Director of Sports Medicine and Team Physician for the Department of Athletics at Texas A&M University.  He also serves as the medical director for the ESNL.

Research Assistants & Visiting Scholars

Current Doctoral Students

  • Scott Battley, MS
  • Tori Pizzitola, MS
  • Aimee Reyes, MS (Nutrition)
  • Susannah Williamson, MS
  • Dante Xing, MS
  • Choonsung Yoo, MS

Doctoral Alumni

  • Claire Baetge, PhD – Texas A&M University
  • Nicholas Barringer, MS, RD, PhD – US Army – USAREIM
  • Kristen Beavers, PhD – Wake Forrest University
  • Jackie Beckham-Dove, PhD – McClennan Community College
  • Thomas Buford, PhD – UAB
  • Jen Wismann-Bunn, PhD – Campbell University
  • Brian Brabham, PhD – UMHB
  • Mike Byrd, PhD, MBA, LPTA – Private Practice
  • Bill Campbell, PhD – University of South Florida
  • Adriana Coletta, PhD, RD – University of Utah
  • Patrick Blaise Collins, PhD – US Army – USAISR (post-doc)
  • Matt Cooke, PhD (Post-Doc) – University of Swineburne
  • Terry Magrans-Courtney, PhD – Baylor University
  • Ryan Dalton, PhD – McMurray University
  • Erika Dieke, PhD – Texas Lutheran University
  • Maria Ferreira, PhD – Fulbright Scientific Mobility Scholar
  • David Fogt, PhD (Post-Doc) – SUNY – Brockport
  • Elfego Galvan, PhD – UTMB
  • Melyn Galbreath, NP, PhD, Le Bonheur Hospital
  • Merrick Gearing, PhD (Nutrition) – Private Industry
  • Tyler Grubic, PhD – Texas A&M University
  • Travis Harvey, PhD – USSOCOM
  • Gregory Hudson, PhD – University of South Alabama.
  • Andrew Jagim, PhD – Lindenwood University
  • Jean Jitomir, PhD – UTMB-Galveston
  • Peter Jung, PhD – CJ Foods
  • Mike Iosia, PhD (Post-Doc) – Lee University
  • Chad Kerksick, PhD – Lindenwood University
  • Deepesh Khanna, PhD, MPH – University of Tampa
  • Majid Koozehchian, PhD – Jacksonville State University
  • Julie Kresta, PhD – Texas A&M – Central Texas
  • Paul La Bounty, PhD – UMHB
  • Kyle Levers, PhD – George Washingtion University
  • Rui Li, PhD – Northeastern University
  • Brittaine Lockard, PhD – St. Mary’s University
  • Brandon Marcello, PhD – Private Practice
  • Michelle Mardock, PhD – US Army – Bethesda
  • Jen Moreillon, PhD – Baylor University
  • Erika Nassar, PhD – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Jonathan Oliver, PhD – US Military Academy – West Point
  • Adam Parker, PhD – Angelo State University
  • Brittany Sanchez, PhD – UC Bakersfield
  • Monica Serra, PhD – Emory University
  • Brian Shelmadine, PhD – Medical Student – Western U.
  • Sunday Simbo, PhD – TAMU – CTRAL
  • Ryan Sowinski, PhD (Nutrition) – TAMU – ESNL
  • Lem Taylor, PhD – UMHB
  • Colin Wilborn, PhD – UMHB