Prof. Lawrence E. Armstrong

Prof. Lawrence E. Armstrong

Lawrence E. Armstrong, Ph.D., FACSM, is a Professor at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory with joint appointments in the Nutritional Sciences Department and the Department of Physiology & Neurobiology. He presently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Exercise Metabolism, Thermal Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Scientific Presentations, and Physiological Responses to Stressful Environments.  His research interests include the effects of mild dehydration with water replacement on cognitive performance, water-salt balance during exercise in hot environments, human temperature regulation, physiological effects of caffeine, and dietary interventions (i.e., low salt diets, glucose-electrolyte solutions) as they apply to laborers, athletes and military personnel. He serves as an Editorial Review Board Member for the International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, and the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  He has authored/coauthored over 145 peer-reviewed scientific articles and published the book ‘Performing in Extreme Environments (2000)’; in 2003, he edited the book ‘Exertional Heat Illnesses’.  He formerly held the position of Research Physiologist, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA.  Dr. Armstrong is a present member of the Danone Research Scientific Advisory Board; past member of the U.S. National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Military Nutrition Research; past member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine; and a Past-President of the ACSM New England Chapter.

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