Dr. Adrian Aron

Dr. Kristen Jagger

PhD
Associate Chair
Associate Professor
Phone: 540-224-6665
Office: 837
aaron@radford.edu

Areas of Interest:

Clinical Exercise Physiology
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Obesity

Teaching Responsibilities:

AHPT 810 Exercise Physiology
AHPT 880 Cardiopulmonary Patient Care Management
AHPT 829 Research I
AHPT 868 Research II
AHPT 888 Research III
AHPT 892 Research IV

Education:

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
August 2005 – May 2008
Course of Study: Clinical Exercise Physiology
Degree: Ph.D. (2010)

Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA
January 2004 – May 2005
Course of Study: Clinical Exercise Physiology
Degree: M.S. (2005)

Ovidius University
Constanta, Romania
September 1997 – June  2001
Course of Study: Physical Education
Degree: B.S. (2001)

Representative Publications/Presentations (last 5 years):

Trent A. Hargens, Adrian Aron, Laura J. Newsome, Joseph L. Austin, Brooke M Shafer.
Effects of obstructive sleep apnea on hemodynamic parameters in patients entering cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2015 (January-ahead of print)

Adrian Aron, Trent A. Hargens, Stephen G. Guill, William G. Herbert. Inflammatory
biomarkers are unrelated to endothelial-mediated vasodilation in physically active young men. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2012; 7:581-588.

Adrian Aron, Don Zedalis, William G. Herbert. Reproducibility of cardiac monitoring in men using impedance cardiography during Mueller maneuver. Pneumologia. 2011;60:213-215.   Laura J.

Newsome, Adrian Aron, Julia Castleberry, Joseph L. Austin, Trent Hargens and Donald Zedalis.  Screening techniques and physical activity levels for cardiac rehabilitation patients suspected for obstructive sleep apnea. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(5):291.  

Brooke M. Shafer, Trent A. Hargens, Adrian Aron, Laura J. Newsome, Elizabeth S. Edwards and Christopher J. Womack. The implications of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea on resting hemodynamic variables in cardiac rehabilitation patients. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(5):290.  

Adrian Aron, Julia Castleberry, Brandon Briggs, Joseph Austin and Donald Zedalis. The effect of obstructive sleep apnea on cardiac rehabilitation outcomes. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2013;33:339  

Adrian Aron, Laura Newsome, Julia Castleberry, Joseph Austin, Brandon Briggs, Trent Hargens and Donald Zedalis. Hemodynamic variables among cardiac rehabilitation patients suspected for OSA. Sleep. 2013;36:288  

Adrian Aron, Laura Newsome, Julia Castleberry, Joseph Austin, Brandon Briggs, Trent Hargens and Donald Zedalis. Prevalence of OSA in cardiac rehabilitation patients. Sleep. 2013;36:137.  

Trent A. Hargens, Stephen G. Guill, Adrian Aron and William G. Herbert. Exercise testing variables as risk markers for obstructive sleep apnea. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013;45(5):361.  

Brent Harper, Kristen Jagger, Julia Castleberry, Alex Siyufy, Adrian Aron, Renee Huth, Edward Swanson and Emmanuel John. Developing an autonomous entry-level doctor of physical therapy practitioner: the science and art of a clinical education program.  Conference of Higher Education Pedagogy Proceedings. 2013;5:274.  

Adrian Aron, Wesley DuBose, Amy Corbin, Ashley Taylor, Donald Zedalis. Using cardiac variables as an innovative method for screening OSA. Sleep Medicine. 2011;12(9).  

Trent A. Hargens, Stephen G. Guill, Adrian Aron, Donald Zedalis, and William G. Herbert. The oxygen uptake efficiency slope during maximal exercise testing in young men with OSA. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010;42(5):336.  

Adrian Aron, Wesley DuBose, Dwayne K. Ellis, Donald Zedalis, John M.Gregg, William G. Herbert. Unique cardiac response during apneas in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Sleep. 2010;33(Supplement):A182.

Grant Activity:

Radford University Foundation (2014)
“The impact of sleep apnea on cardiac patients; a 2-year follow-up”

Waldron College Research Award from Radford University (2012)
“A descriptive study of the centralization phenomenon occurrence post lumbar spine high velocity low amplitude thrust manipulation”

University-wide faculty research award from Radford University (2011)
“The impact of sleep apnea on cardiac rehabilitation”

Waldron College Research Award from Radford University (2010)
“The effect of CPAP treatment on cardiac function”

Summer Grant Research from Radford University (2010)
“Influence of obstructive sleep apnea on cardiac function”

Certification:

Clinical Exercise Specialist