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Laura K. Stewart

Laura K. Stewart

Associate Professor

School of Sport and Exercise Science
College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

2790 Gunter Hall
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Sport and Exercise Science
Campus Box 39
Greeley, CO 80639


Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Program in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2005)

M.S., Health Promotion, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2000)

B.S., Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (1998)

B.S., Biology, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA (1996)

Professional/Academic Experience

Adjunct Assistant/Associate Professor:  Pennington Biomedical Research Center (2007 – 2016)

Associate Professor:  School of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University (2013-2014)

Assistant Professor:  School of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University (2007-2013)

Postdoctoral Fellow:  NIH-T-32 Botanical Training Program: Adipocyte Signaling Laboratory (2005-2007)

Other Experience

President:  Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (2017)

Research/Areas of Interest

Optimizing dietary and physical activity interventions aimed at reducing inflammation and improving cancer survivor quality of life. 

Exploring the relationship between inflammation and marijuana use.

Publications/Creative Works

Selected Publications  (Bold = Stewart or Graduate Student; Italic = Undergrad Students)

Lisano JK, Smith JD, Mathias AB,Christensen M, Smoak P, Phillips K, Quin C, Stewart LK.  Performance and Health Related Characteristics of Physically Active Males Using Marijuana.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (In Press). 

Forney LA, Dietrich MA, Johannesen NM, Henagan TM, Tuuri G, Nelson AG, Barkenmeyer AK, Stewart LK.  Vitamin D Status Is Associated with Healthier Immune Indices in Females not Regularly Active, but not in Active Females. Journal of Vitamin and Mineral Research. (In Press).

Bajpeyi S, Covington JD, Taylor EM, Stewart LK, Galgani JE, Henagan TM.  Skeletal Muscle PGC-1alpha -1 Nucleosome Position and -260 nt DNA Methylation Determine Exercise Response Prevent Ectopic Lipid Accumulation in Men. (2017). Endocrinology. 158(7): 2190-2199. 

O'Brien K, Boeneke C, Prinyawiwatkul W, Lisano J, Shackelford D, Reeves K, Christensen M,  Hayward R, Carabante Ordonez, Stewart LK.  Short Communication:  Sensory Analysis of a Kefir Product Designed for Active Cancer Survivors. (2017). Journal of Dairy Science. 100(6):  4349-4353. 

Complete List of Published Work:  My Bibiolography Link