School of Sport and Exercise Science
College of Natural and Health Sciences
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)
Professor: University of Northern Colorado (2018 - Present)
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)
President: Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (2017)
Exploring the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and immune function.
Optimizing dietary and physical activity interventions aimed at reducing inflammation and improving cancer survivor quality of life.
Selected Recent Publications (Bold = Stewart or Graduate Student; Italic = Undergrad
Smoak P, Harman N, Flores V, Kisiolek J, Pullen NA, Lisano J, Hayward R, Stewart LK.Kefir Is A Viable Exercise Recovery Beverage for Cancer Survivors Enrolled in a Structured Exercise Program. In Press. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Lisano JK, Kisiolek JN, Smoak P, Phillips KT, Stewart LK.Chronic cannabis use and circulating biomarkers of neural health, stress, and inflammation in physically active individuals. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2020 Mar;45(3):258-263. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2019-0300. Epub 2019 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 31319037.
Christensen MA,Smoak P, Lisano JK, Hayward R, Coronado C, Kage K, Shackelford D, Stewart LK.Cardiorespiratory fitness, visceral fat, and body fat, but not dietary inflammatory index, are related to C-reactive protein in cancer survivors. Nutr Health. 2019 Sep;25(3):195-202. doi: 10.1177/0260106019841840. Epub 2019 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 30991889.
Lisano JK, Smith JD, Mathias AB,Christensen M,Smoak P, Phillips KT, Quinn CJ, Stewart LK. Performance and Health-Related Characteristics of Physically Active Males Using Marijuana. J Strength Cond Res. 2019 Jun;33(6):1658-1668. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002238. PubMed PMID: 29023325.
Stewart LK, Smoak P, Hydock DS, Hayward R, O'Brien K, Lisano JK, Boeneke C, Christensen M,Mathias A.Milk and kefir maintain aspects of health during doxorubicin treatment in rats. J Dairy Sci. 2019 Mar;102(3):1910-1917. doi: 10.3168/jds.2018-15576. Epub 2019 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 30660421.
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