Michael Kushnick, Ph.D., EP-C

Michael Kushnick
Title: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Division: CHHS
Office Location: Wirtz 227
Office Phone: 815-753-6157
Email: mkushnick@niu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology/Applied Physiology
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology
  • B.S., Human Biology

Certification

Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C)

Academic Research Interests

  • Interventions to reduce chronic disease – especially Obesity, CVD and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cardiometabolic risk
  • Modalities to improve physical activity/exercise responses – e.g., Blood Flow Restricted Exercise, NM Electrical Stimulation

Selected Publications (selected)

  • Hornbuckle, J. Kingsley, M. Kushnick, R. Moffatt, E. Haymes, R. Miles, T. Toole, L. Panton. (2016) Effects of a 12-Month Pedometer-Based Walking Intervention. Women of Low Socioeconomic Status Clinical Medicine Insights: Women's Health. Clin Med Insights Women’s Hlth; 9(1):75-84
  • Austin, S. Patterson, M. Knutson, M. McGlynn, M. Kushnick. (2015) Resting plasma lipids and cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress. J Psychophys; 29(3): 99-106
  • Kruse, M. Barr, R. Gilders, M. Kushnick, S. Rana. (2014) Effect of different stretching strategies on the kinetics of vertical jumping in female volleyball players. J Sport Hlth Sci, 4(4): 364-370
  • de Groot, T. Doyle, M. Kushnick, J. Shubrook, J. Merrill, E. Rabideau, F. Schwartz. (2012) Can Lifestyle Interventions do More than Reduce Diabetes Risk? Benefits for the Treatment of Depression. Curr Dias Rep; 12(2):157-166
  • Clevidence, R. Mowery, M. Kushnick. (2012) The Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning on Aerobic and Anaerobic Variables Associated with Submaximal Cycling Performance. Eur J Appl Phys; 112(10):3649-54

Selected Peer Reviewed Abstracts and Presentations

  • Kollasch, M. McGlynn, N. Hotta, M. Kushnick, No gender differences in blood flow restricted walk training. Presentation to Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2018; Grand Rapids, MI. [Abstract] Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Program; 2018.
  • Kushnick, L. Osborne, N. Hotta,. Blood flow restricted walk training on body composition and VO2max. Presentation to Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2017; Grand Rapids, MI. [Abstract] Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Program; 2017.
  • Smith, K. Detienne, L. Osborne, E. Custer, M. Kushnick. Glycemic and insulinemic responses to a single bout of exercise when acutely overfeed. Presentation to Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2017; Grand Rapids, MI. [Abstract] Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Program; 2017.
  • Custer, D. Russ, M. Kushnick. Interventions for increasing energy expenditure during a typing task. Presentation to Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2017; Grand Rapids, MI. [Abstract] Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Program; 2017.
  • McGlynn, K. Detienne, L. Osborne, N. Hotta, M. Kushnick. Fuel utilization and cost of treadmill walking with blood flow restriction. Presentation to Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2017; Grand Rapids, MI. [Abstract] Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Program; 2017.
  • Hotta, S. Takafumi, H. Ogata, M. Kushnick. Effects of blood flow restricted cycling on peak oxygen uptake and selected physical and physiological parameters in university triathletes. Abstract submitted to American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2017; Denver, CO.
  • Osborne, L. Harrison, G. Chen, S. Pitcairn, N. Hotta, M. Kushnick. Glycemic and insulinemic response to acute blood flow restricted walking. Abstract submitted to American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2017; Denver, CO.
  • Hunt, J. Chapman, J. Behnfeldt, L. Harrison, J. Luzar, M. Applegate, C. Cocumelli, M. Clevidence, R. Tanda, N. Hotta, M. Kushnick. Postprandial lipemia following 24 hours of overeating and a single treadmill walk. Abstract submitted to the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2016; Boston, MA. [Abstract] Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48 (5): 383-4, 2016.

Selected Invited Presentations

  • Kushnick, M. McGlynn. Exercise can modify blood lipid profiles. Symposium to Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2018; Grand Rapids, MI. [Abstract] Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Program; 2018.
  • Kushnick. Promoting student excellence – beyond the classroom. Office of Alumni Relations – Ohio University, June 2017; Athens, OH.
  • Coughlin, P. Anton, M. Kushnick. Student learning through research and service. Presentation to Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, November 2015; Ft. Wayne, IN [Abstract] Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine Program; 2015
  • Kushnick. Preparing for life in academia: a balance between professional and personal life (proposed title) American College of Sports Medicine’s Student Research Group, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2015; San Diego, CA.

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