Tracy Baynard

Tracy Baynard

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition

Director, Integrative Physiology Laboratory, College of Applied Health Sciences

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1919 W. Taylor St., 527 AHSB

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By appointment


I am a clinical exercise physiologist with over 15 years’ experience working with a variety of patient populations, such as obese individuals with and without type 2 diabetes, individuals with Down syndrome, individuals with multiple sclerosis and heart failure. My overall research program is aimed at understanding how exercise can be utilized to maximize health among populations with chronic conditions. As such, my work has developed to examine the interactions between exercise, cardiovascular function and obesity/diabetes. Individuals with diabetes often have extreme exercise intolerance, which is not well understood to date. My current projects are aimed at understanding how physiologic markers can assist in developing a more personalized exercise prescription that will yield larger benefits.

Selected Grants

American Diabetes Association, Heart Rate Variability-Guided Exercise Training in Type 2 Diabetes, PI

Department of Veteran Affairs, Exercise Therapy to Reduce Heart Failure Symptoms: Sorting Mechanisms From Benefit, Site-PI

American Heart Association, Role of Obesity on Neurovascular Responses to Exercise, Sponsor

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Notable Honors

2007 - Michael L. Pollock Scholarship Award, The American College of Sports Medicine

2013 - Fellow, The American College of Sports Medicine

2016 - Fellow, The Obesity Society


BA, Physical Education, Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), 1993
MS, Exercise Science (Clinical Exercise Physiology), The George Washington University, 2001
PhD, Exercise Science/Science Education, Syracuse University, 2007