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Brett Wong

Assistant Professor    

B.S. in Exercise Physiology, University of California at Davis, 1999
M.S. in Exercise Science, University of Oregon, 2003
Ph.D. in Human Physiology, University of Oregon, 2005
Postdoctoral Scholar, Integrative Physiology, The University of Iowa, 2005-2007


Control of the cutaneous vascular response in heat-stressed humans
Using cutaneous vascular responses to assess microvascular function in disease states (such as obesity and sleep apnea)


Brett Wong earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of California, Davis in 1999, his master’s degree in exercise and movement science (2003) and doctorate in human physiology (2005) from the University of Oregon, where his research focused on regulation of the cutaneous vasculature in heat stressed humans. He subsequently trained as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Integrative Physiology at The University of Iowa, where his research focused on cardiovascular responses to gravitational stress. Before joining the College of Education & Human Development, Wong was an assistant and associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Kansas State University. His primary research interest is in human thermoregulation and regulation of the cutaneous vasculature in humans. Wong has presented his research at both the national and international levels and has published in high impact journals, such as the Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology and the American Journal of Physiology.