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Julia Moffitt

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Department Chair


Main Campus
Hayes Hall, 226
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Julia Moffitt, PhD

Teaches classes in exercise science, and human performance and fitness.

Areas of professional interest include cardiovascular physiology and exercise physiology.


Education and Training

PhD, University of Missouri
Physiology Area Program 

MA, University of Northern Iowa
Cardiac Rehabilitation

BS, University of Louisiana Monroe
Exercise Science

AA, Physical Education
Three Rivers Community College

Courses Taught

KIN 341 Exercise Pharmacology and Sport Nutrition
KIN WI-390 Exercise Physiology
KIN WI-390L Exercise Physiology Lab
KIN 125 Core Conditioning

Recent or Noteworthy Publications

J.A. Moffitt, M.K, Henry, K.C. Welliver, A.J. Jepson and E.R. Garnett. Hindlimb unloading results in increased predisposition to cardiac arrhythmias and alters left ventricular connexin43 expression. Am. J. Physiol. Reg. Int. Comp. Physiol. 304(5): R362-73, 2013.

A.J. Grippo, J.A. Moffitt, A. Sgiofo, A.J. Jepson, S.L. Bates, D.L. Chandler, N. McNeal, and K. Preihs. The integration of depressive behaviors and cardiac dysfunction during an operational measure of depression: investigating the role of negative social experiences using an animal model. Psychosom. Med. 74: 612-619, 2012.

J.A. Moffitt. Editorial Focus: Role for neural growth factor in autonomically driven arrhythmogenesis? Focus on: "Structural neuroplasticity following T5 spinal cord transection: increased cardiac sympathetic innervation density and SPN arborization". Am. J. Physiol.: Reg. Int. Comp. Physiol. 299(4): R983-4, 2010.

E.M. Hasser and J.A. Moffitt: Regulation of sympathetic nervous system function after cardiovascular deconditioning. In: Neuro-cardiovascular regulation: From molecules to man. Eds. M.W. Chapleau, F.W. Abboud. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Volume 940, 454-468, 2001


1995-Present Member of the American Physiological Society
2006-Present Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
2007-Present Member of the Iowa Physiological Society
2011-Present Editorial Board, Frontiers in Integrative Physiology
2010-Present Editorial Board, American Journal of Physiology - Reg. Int. Physiology
2010-2012 President, Iowa Physiologic Society
2012-Present Advisory Board, Iowa Physiologic Society

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