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Dr. Vipa Bernhardt

Assistant Professor

Health and Human Performance


Professional Vita


Bhammar DM, Stickford JL, Bernhardt V, Babb TG. Verification of maximal oxygen uptake in obese and nonobese children. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 49(4):7.2-710. 2017.

Bernhardt V, Mitchell GS, Lee WY, Babb TG. Short-Term modulation of the ventilatory response to exercise is preserved in obstructive sleep apnea. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 236:42-50. 2017.

Bernhardt V, Babb TG. Exertional dyspnoea in obesity. European Respiratory Review. 142:487-495. 2016.

Bernhardt V, Stickford JL, Bhammar DM, Babb TG. Aerobic exercise training reduces

dyspnea on exertion in obese women. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 221:64-70. 2016.

Bhammar D, Stickford J, Bernhardt V, Babb TG. Effect of weight loss on operational lung volumes and oxygen cost of breathing in obese women. International Journal of Obesity. 40:998-1004. 2016.

Bernhardt V, Babb TG. Weight loss reduces dyspnea on exertion in obese women. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2014; 204:86-92.

Bernhardt V, Spencer MD, Babb TG. Pulmonary function in obese women: Importance of reference equations and racial background. J of Qinghai Medical College. 2014; 35:73-81.

Spencer MD, Bernhardt V, Haller SF, Locke KW, Babb TG. Abdominal volumes in nonobese and obese women and men. J of Qinghai Medical College. 2014; 35:145-152.

Bernhardt V, Babb TG. Respiratory symptom perception differs in obese women with strong or mild breathlessness during constant-load exercise. Chest. 2014; 145(2):1-9.

Bernhardt V, Wood HE, Moran RB, Babb TG. Dyspnea on exertion in obese men. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2013; 185(2):241-8.

Bernhardt V, Lorenzo S, Babb TG, Zavorsky GS. Corrected end-tidal PCO2 accurately estimates arterial PCO2 at rest and during exercise in morbidly obese adults. Chest. 2013; 143(2):471-7.

Bernhardt V, Hotchkiss MT, Garcia-Reyero N, Denslow N, Davenport PW. Tracheal occlusion conditioning in conscious rats modulates gene expression profile of medial thalamus. Frontiers in Respiratory Physiology. 2011;2:24.

Bernhardt V, Garcia-Reyero N, Vovk A, Denslow N, Davenport PW. Tracheal Occlusion Modulates The Gene Expression Profile Of The Medial Thalamus In Anesthetized Rats. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2011; 111(1):117-24.

Professional Associations

American Thoracic Society

American College of Sports Medicine

American Physiological Society

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