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Laura K. Stewart, Ph.D.

Laura K. Stewart, Ph.D.


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, 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

Associate Professor:  University of Northern Colorado (2015 - 2017)

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 chronic marijuana use.

Publications/Creative Works

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

Forney  LA, Lenard NR, Stewart LK, Henagan TM.  Dietary Quercetin Attenuates Adipose Tissue Expansion and Inflammation and Alters Adipocyte Morphology in a Tissue-Specific Manner. (2018).  International Journal of Molecular Science. 19(3):  E895.

Forney LA, Dietrich MA, Johannsen NM, Henagan TM, Tuuri G, Nelson AG, Barkenmeyer AK,Stewart LK.  Emerging Relationships Between Vitamin D Status, Physical Activity Habits, and Immune Indices in College-Aged Females.  (2018).  International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Epub ahead of print.

Lisano JK, Smith JD, Mathias AB, Christensen M, Smoak P, Phillips KT, Quinn CH, Stewart LK. Performance and Health Related Characteristics of Physically Active Males Using Marijuana. (2017).  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Oct. 10.  Epub ahead of print. 

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 Bibliography Link