Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: Laurie Wideman

Laurie Wideman

Laurie Wideman, Ph.D.

Safrit-Ennis Distinguished Professor
270 Coleman Building
(336) 334-3234
Curriculum Vitae

About Dr. Wideman

The overarching focus of Dr. Wideman’s research is the impact of exercise, disease and injury on the endocrine system. Under this umbrella, she has focused on; 1) exercise-induced alterations in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis—specifically growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1, 2) cardiometabolic (hormones & cytokines) risk factor development in different populations, including the utility of using heart rate variability (HRV) as a non-invasive indicator of endocrine influences and 3) sex-specific hormonal influences in injury and disease. Dr. Wideman is currently the IRB Chair and helped develop and regularly teaches the responsible conduct of research training at UNCG.

Courses taught

  • KIN 576 (cross-listed as NTR 576) Nutrition & Physical Fitness,
  • KIN 720 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology,
  • KIN 700 Endocrine Aspects of Exercise

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

exercise endocrinology, body composition, heart rate variability, approximate entropy, biomarkers, physiologic self-regulation

Selected Publications

Wideman L, Oberlin DJ, Sönmez S, Labban J, Lemke, MK and Apostolopoulos Y. 2016. Obesity indices are predictive of elevated C-reactive protein in long-haul truck drivers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 59: 665-576. PubMed PMCID: 27400443 Wideman, L., Calkins SD, Janssen JA, Lovelady CA, Dollar JM, Keane SP, Perrin EM and Shanahan L. 2016. Rationale, design and methods for the RIGHT Track Health Study; pathways from childhood self-regulation to cardiovascular risk in adolescence. BMC Public Health 16 (1): 459. PubMed PMCID: 27246836 *Oberlin DJ, Smith J, Ritsche K and Wideman L. 2015. High intensity interval training in healthy males does not improve markers of insulin sensitivity. Journal of Sports Science. 3(2): 49-56. Etnier JL, Labban JD, Karper WB, Wideman L, Piepmeier AT, Shih CH, Castellano M, Williams LM, Park SY, Henrich VC, Dudley WN, and Rulison KL. 2015. Innovative Research Design Exploring the Effects of Physical Activity and Genetics on Cognitive Performance in Community-Based Older Adults. Journal of Aging Physical Activity 23(4): 559-568. PubMed PMCID: 25594264. *Ritsche, K., Smith, J., Mellick, P. and Wideman, L. 2014. Acute exercise-induced growth hormone is attenuated in response to short-term, high intensity exercise training. Journal of Exercise Physiology (online) 17(6): 1-12. *Ritsche, K., Patrie, J., Weltman, A. and Wideman, L. 2014. The relationship between exercise-induced and non-stimulated 24-hour growth hormone release. Journal of Exercise Physiology (online) 17(5): 43-54. *Ritsche, K., Nindl, B.C., and Wideman, L. 2014. Exercise-induced growth hormone during acute sleep deprivation. Physiological Reports 2(9): e12166. PMCID: 25281616 *Eifert, E., Wideman, L., Oberlin, D.J., and Labban, J. 2014. The relationship between physical activity and perceived health in older women: Findings from the Woman’s College Alumni Study. Journal of Women & Aging 26(4): 305-318. PMCID: 25133943 Wideman, L., Montgomery, M., Levine, B., Beynnon, B. and Shultz, S. 2013. Accuracy of calendar based methods for assigning menstrual cycle phase in women. Journal of Sports Health 2(5): 143-149. PMCID: 24427382 **Colleran, H., Wideman, L., and Lovelady, C. 2012. Effects of energy restriction and exercise on bone mineral density during lactation. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise 44(8): 1570-1579. PMCID: 22460469.