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About Kevin Shoemaker

Main Profile: School of Kinesiology

Research Interests:
- Neural discharge patterns and their impact vascular control in health and disease
- Reflex cardiovascular control in integrated systems
- Forebrain modification of autonomic and cardiovascular regulation
- Exercise and neuroprotection (both brain and automonic nervous system)

Research Interest Area: Critical illness
Research Overview: Reflex cardiovascular control; Autonomic nervous system; Blood flow regulation; Cortical autonomic network; Vascular mechanics; Vascular health

He is a Distinguished University Professor at Western, professor in the School of Kinesiology, and Canada Research Chair in the Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health.
Kevin is a Principal investigator with the Bone and Joint Institute, and an Associate investigator at the Brain and Mind Institute and the Lawson Health Research Institute. In 2017, he was elected a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Kevin is a Physiologist by training with emphases on neural control of the circulation, organ blood flow regulation, and neural strategies of communication within the sympathetic nervous system. His studies focus on human health and disease prevention with emphasis on the impact of physical activity on neurovascular coupling, and the associated mechanisms.
He also has taken an active role in advancing student mental health at Western. Holding funding from each of the tri-agencies, Kevin's research is uniquely interdisciplinary and team-based, with many international partners.


Present Associate Member, Western University Brain and Mind Institute
Present Professor, Western University School of Kinesiology
Present Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute ‐ Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)


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