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About Barry Braun

Dr. Braun is currently focused on understanding how exercise, dietary energy/composition and/or pharmacological agents interact to mediate insulin resistance and the risk for Type-2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association is our major source of funding for work on how the combination of exercise and/or the drug metformin impact glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity at the cellular and whole-body levels. We also use stable isotope tracers to measure the regulation of substrate kinetics during exercise. Recent studies include the effects of concurrent energy surplus and exercise on insulin sensitivity, the net impact of high body fat and high cardiorespiratory fitness in women, and the utility of alternative carbohydrates to maintain optimal blood glucose control in humans with Type-2 diabetes.


Present Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology
  • 2011 Spotlight Scholar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 2011 Davis Teaching Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 2009 General Education Teaching Fellowship, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2007 Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2003 Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2001 Lilly Teaching Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contact Information

107 Totman Building
30 Eastman Lane
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-577-0146


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