Jordan M. Taylor

School of Education - Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences
Lecturer/Academic Program Associate
Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, Honors, University of Kansas Medical Center
Primary office:
913-897-8516
Best Building, Edwards Campus
Room 350W
University of Kansas
12604 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213


Education

Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, Honors, University of Kansas Medical Center

M.Ed., Exercise Science, Wichita State University

B.A., Exercise Science, Wichita State University

Research

My areas of research interest include: Conducting basic science research to understand the neuroprotective effects of exercise prior to and after TBI. Specifically, I am interested in examining how exercise may improve TBI outcomes by modulating neuroprotective genes and proteins (EPO, HO-1, VEGF) within the brain. I am also interested in studying exercise interventions for recovery from spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders and diseases in humans.

Academic Degrees:

  • Ph.D. with honors, Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 2015
  • M.Ed., Exercise Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 2006
  • B.A., Exercise Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 2004

Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Teaching Interests:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription

Research Interests:

  • Effects of exercise on the brain
  • Exercise interventions for promoting recovery in individuals with neurological disorders/disease
  • Traumatic brain injury/sports-related concussion

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