Meet the Staff

  • Reid Hayward, Ph.D.

    • Director of RMCRI
      Professor of Sport and Exercise Science

    Reid Hayward serves as the current Director of RMCRI. He is a Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physiological Society. Dr. Hayward oversees all aspects of basic science research and clinical research. He also supervises Postdoctoral Fellows as well as graduate and undergraduate students conducting research within the Institute.

  • Jessica Brown, M.S.

    • Clinical Coordinator of RMCRI

    Jessica Brown serves as the Clinical Coordinator of RMCRI. She has been working in the fitness and clinical fields for over a decade and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Ameriacan Council on Exercise. Jessica is responsible for the coordination of clinical services, RMCRI staff, students, research teams, and patients, and oversees all daily operations of the Institute.

  • Trista Manikowske, M.S.

    • Graduate Assistant

    Trista Manikowske serves as the Graduate Assistant of RMCRI. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Under the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator and Director, she is responsible for assisting in all daily operations of the clinic and patient care.

  • H. Elaine Rydberg, B.A.

    • Program Specialist

    Elaine Rydberg manages the front desk operations at RMCRI. Most of her time is spent is reception, taking medical histories, greeting clients, scheduling physical assessments, compiling research data, and managing the filing system. Elaine also serves as a link between interns, the Clinical Coordinator, and the Director.

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