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Jon Stavres

Dr. Jon Stavres

Assistant Professor


Dr. Stavres was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, where he studied exercise science at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He completed his doctoral studies at Kent State University in northeastern Ohio, after which he completed his postdoctoral training at the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute and Penn State College of Medicine, where he also served as an assistant professor.

Dr. Stavres had a particular interest in the relationship between neurovascular control and skeletal muscle oxygen transport. His current research examines the mechanisms influencing acute and chronic changes in autonomic control in healthy adults, including the muscle metaboreflex and mechanoreflex. He is also interested in cerebrovascular physiology, and is currently conducting research to better understand the influence of ketosis on cerebral perfusion.

  • PHD - Kent State University at Kent (2017)
  • MS - Kent State University at Kent (2014)

KIN 706 (Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology)
KIN602 (Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription)
KIN 402 (Exercise Physiology II)

  • Central and peripheral modulation of exercise pressor reflex sensitivity after nonfatiguing work., American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2020, 10.1152/ajpregu.00127.2020
  • The exercise pressor reflex and active O2 transport in peripheral arterial disease., Physiological reports, 2019, 10.14814/phy2.14243
  • Diffusion tensor imaging indices of acute muscle damage are augmented after exercise in peripheral arterial disease., European journal of applied physiology, 2021, 10.1007/s00421-021-04711-7
  • The Feasibility of Blood Flow Restriction Exercise in Patients With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury., PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation, 2018, 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.05.013
  • American Physiological Soceity
  • American College of Sports Medicine

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Areas of Expertise

autonomic function, neurovascular function, sympathetic regulation, skeletal muscle oxygen transport, vascular health, rehabilitation