Deepika Laddu

Deepika Laddu

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

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1919 W. Taylor St., 443 AHSB

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By appointment


Dr. Laddu received her PhD in nutritional sciences, with a minor in medical pharmacology from the University of Arizona. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular disease prevention research at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (Stanford University).

Dr. Laddu's research portfolio is largely founded in lifestyle/behavior change and health promotion for chronic disease prevention and risk management. As a population health scientist with training in behavioral interventions, her research focuses on developing lifestyle interventions that investigate the preventative and therapeutic effects of nutrition, exercise and physical activity for cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes. Her current projects include investigating the heart-muscle “connection" to evaluate mechanisms of various cardiovascular diseases in older adults with cardiometabolic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Selected Grants

National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, The impact of a resistance training intervention on blood pressure control in older adults with Sarcopenia: The INERTIA Study, PI

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Postdoctoral fellow, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine
PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona
BS, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Chemistry, University of Arizona