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Dr Jody Greaney

[Dr Jody Greaney]

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
My current research interest is further understanding the mechanisms and modulators of neurovascular function and dysfunction in adults with clinical depression, with a dual focus on both peripheral vascular dysfunction and dysregulation of the neural control of blood pressure. My laboratory's ultimate goal is to identify novel therapeutic intervention strategies to delay or reverse depression-associated cardiovascular disease.

Biography

Biography

After graduating with distinction from my undergraduate institution, I successfully completed one semester of medical school, before deciding to enter industry. I spent four years in industry before returning to a graduate program in applied physiology in order to focus on human cardiovascular research. In 2013, I completed my doctoral degree in Biological Sciences, under the supervision of Dr. William Farquhar at the University of Delaware. I completed a postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Lacy Alexander in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University, before starting as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas Arlington in January 2019.

Appointments

Appointments

    • Jan 2019 to Present Assistant Professor
      Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • July 2013 to Jan 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow
      Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA, United States)
      Mentor: Lacy Alexander, PhD (Microvascular Physiology Research Laboratory)
    • Sept 2011 to June 2013 Graduate Research Assistant
      Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Delaware (Newark, DE, United States)
      Mentor: William Farquhar, PhD (Cardiovascular Physiology Research Laboratory)

Memberships

    • 2020 to Present Society of Biological Psychiatry
    • 2010 to Present American Physiological Society
    • 2008 to Present American College of Sports Medicine
      Student Affairs Committee member
    • 2008 to Present American Heart Association
    • 2009 to 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
      Student Representative (Executive Board member)

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2020 New Investigator Award sponsored by Environmental and Exercise Physiology section of the American Physiological Society
    • Dec  2018 Fellowship sponsored by American College of Sports Medicine
    • Dec  2016 Caroline tum Suden / Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award (postdoctoral) sponsored by American Physiological Society
    • Dec  2016 Oral Communication Award sponsored by Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (The Physiological Society)
    • Dec  2015 CAN-TROL Environmental Systems New Investigator Award sponsored by Environmental and Exercise Physiology section (American Physiological Society)
    • Dec  2014 Gatorade Beginning Investigator Award sponsored by Environmental and Exercise Physiology section (American Physiological Society)
    • Dec  2013 Professional Development Award sponsored by University of Delaware
    • Dec  2012 Doctoral Student Research Foundation Award sponsored by American College of Sports Medicine
    • Dec  2012 Student Research Award sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
    • Dec  2003 Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society sponsored by University of Notre Dame
    • Dec  2003 Magna Cum Laude sponsored by University of Notre Dame

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Apr 2019 to Mar 2022 Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Neurovascular Dysfunction in Human Depression sponsored by  -  $497053
      Jody Greaney (Funded)

Publications


      2020
      • Journal Article
        Greater Daily Psychosocial Stress Exposure is Associated With Increased Norepinephrine-Induced Vasoconstriction in Young Adults.
        [Greaney, JL, Surachman, A, Saunders EFH, Alexander, LM, Almeida, DM]. 9(9), e015697. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.015697
      • Journal Article
        Peripheral microvascular serotoninergic signaling is dysregulated in young adults with major depressive disorder.
        [Greaney, JL, Dillon, GA, Saunders EFH, Alexander, LM]. 128(1), 100-107. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00603.2019

      2019
      • Journal Article
        Chronic statin therapy is associated with enhanced cutaneous vascular responsiveness to sympathetic outflow during passive heat stress.
        [Greaney, JL, Stanhewicz, AE, Kenney, WL]. The Journal of Physiology. 597(18), 4743-4755. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP278237
      • Journal Article
        Self-Reported Everyday Psychosocial Stressors Are Associated With Greater Impairments in Endothelial Function in Young Adults With Major Depressive Disorder.
        [Greaney, Jody, Koffer, RE, Saunders EFH, Almeida, DM, Alexander, LM]. 8(4), e010825. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.010825
      • Journal Article
        Oxidative Stress Contributes to Microvascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Men and Women With Major Depressive Disorder.
        [Greaney, Jody, Saunders, EFH, Santhanam, L, Alexander, LM]. 124(4), 564-574. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.313764

      2018
      • Journal Article
        The relationship between the sensory responses to ankle-joint loading and corticomotor excitability.
        [Needle, AR, Baumeister, J, Farquhar, WB, Greaney, Jody, Higginson, JS, Kaminski, TW, Swanik, CB]. 128(5), 435-441. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207454.2017.1396219
      • Journal Article
        Endothelial function is impaired in the cutaneous microcirculation of adults with psoriasis through reductions in nitric oxide-dependent vasodilation.
        [Alba, BK, Greaney, Jody, Ferguson, SB, Alexander, LM]. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 314(2), H343-H349. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00446.2017

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Measuring and quantifying skin sympathetic nervous system activity in humans.
        [Greaney, Jody, Kenney, WL]. Journal of Neurophysiology. 118(4), 2181-2193. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00283.2017
      • Journal Article
        Rapid onset pressor response to exercise in young women with a family history of hypertension.
        [Matthews, EL, Greaney, Jody, Wenner, MM]. Experimental Physiology. 102(9), 1092-1099. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/EP086466
      • Journal Article
        Folic acid supplementation increases cutaneous vasodilator sensitivity to sympathetic nerve activity in older adults.
        [Stanhewicz, AE, Greaney, Jody, Alexander, LM, Kenney, WL]. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 312(5), R681-R688. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00493.2016
      • Journal Article
        Impaired Hydrogen Sulfide-Mediated Vasodilation Contributes to Microvascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Hypertensive Adults.
        [Greaney, Jody, Kutz, JL, Shank, SW, Jandu, S, Santhanam, L, Alexander, LM]. 69(5), 902-909. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.08964
      • Journal Article
        Neurovascular mechanisms underlying augmented cold-induced reflex cutaneous vasoconstriction in human hypertension.
        [Greaney, Jody, Kenney, WL, Alexander, LM]. The Journal of Physiology. 595(5), 1687-1698. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP273487

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Blunted increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity are related to attenuated reflex vasodilation in aged human skin.
        [Stanhewicz, AE, Greaney, Jody, Alexander, LM, Kenney, WL]. 121(6), 1354-1362. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00730.2016
      • Journal Article
        Sympathetic regulation during thermal stress in human aging and disease.
        [Greaney, Jody, Kenney, WL, Alexander, LM]. Autonomic Neuroscience : Basic & Clinical. 196, 81-90. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2015.11.002

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Impairments in central cardiovascular function contribute to attenuated reflex vasodilation in aged skin.
        [Greaney, Jody, Stanhewicz, AE, Proctor, DN, Alexander, LM, Kenney, WL]. 119(12), 1411-20. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00729.2015
      • Journal Article
        Rapid onset pressor and sympathetic responses to static handgrip in older hypertensive adults.
        [Greaney, Jody, Edwards, DG, Fadel, Paul, Farquhar, WB]. 29(7), 402-8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jhh.2014.106
      • Journal Article
        Evidence for a functional vasodilatatory role for hydrogen sulphide in the human cutaneous microvasculature.
        [Kutz, JL, Greaney, Jody, Santhanam, L, Alexander, LM]. The Journal of Physiology. 593(9), 2121-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP270054
      • Journal Article
        Impaired increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity contribute to age-related decrements in reflex cutaneous vasoconstriction.
        [Greaney, Jody, Stanhewicz, AE, Kenney, WL, Alexander, LM]. The Journal of Physiology. 593(9), 2199-211. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP270062
      • Journal Article
        Sympathetic reactivity in young women with a family history of hypertension.
        [Greaney, Jody, Matthews, EL, Wenner, MM]. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 308(8), H816-22. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00867.2014
      • Journal Article
        Exaggerated increases in blood pressure during isometric muscle contraction in hypertension: role for purinergic receptors.
        [Greaney, Jody, Wenner, MM, Farquhar, WB]. Autonomic Neuroscience : Basic & Clinical. 188, 51-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2014.12.003

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Sex- and limb-specific differences in the nitric oxide-dependent cutaneous vasodilation in response to local heating.
        [Stanhewicz, AE, Greaney, Jody, Kenney, WL, Alexander, LM]. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 307(7), R914-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00269.2014
      • Journal Article
        Exaggerated exercise pressor reflex in adults with moderately elevated systolic blood pressure: role of purinergic receptors.
        [Greaney, Jody, Matthews, EL, Boggs, ME, Edwards, DG, Duncan, RL, Farquhar, WB]. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 306(1), H132-41. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00575.2013

      2013
      • Journal Article
        The neural interaction between the arterial baroreflex and muscle metaboreflex is preserved in older men.
        [Greaney, Jody, Schwartz, CE, Edwards, DG, Fadel, Paul, Farquhar, WB]. Experimental Physiology. 98(10), 1422-31. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/expphysiol.2013.073189
      • Journal Article
        High dietary sodium intake impairs endothelium-dependent dilation in healthy salt-resistant humans.
        [DuPont, JJ, Greaney, Jody, Wenner, MM, Lennon-Edwards, SL, Sanders, PW, Farquhar, WB, Edwards, DG]. Journal of Hypertension. 31(3), 530-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0b013e32835c6ca8

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Skeletal muscle contraction triggers rapid onset pressor responses in cardiovascular disease.
        [Greaney, Jody, Farquhar, WB]. The Journal of Physiology. 590(23), 5933-4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.247155
      • Journal Article
        Dietary sodium loading impairs microvascular function independent of blood pressure in humans: role of oxidative stress.
        [Greaney, Jody, DuPont, JJ, Lennon-Edwards, SL, Sanders, PW, Edwards, DG, Farquhar, WB]. The Journal of Physiology. 590(21), 5519-28. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.236992

      2010
      • Journal Article
        Exaggerated sympathetic and pressor responses to handgrip exercise in older hypertensive humans: role of the muscle metaboreflex.
        [Delaney, EP, Greaney, Jody, Edwards, DG, Rose, WC, Fadel, Paul, Farquhar, WB]. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 299(5), H1318-27. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00556.2010
      • Journal Article
        Influence of increased plasma osmolality on sympathetic outflow during apnea.
        [Greaney, Jody, Ray, CA, Prettyman, AV, Edwards, DG, Farquhar, WB]. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 299(4), R1091-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00341.2010

Presentations

    • September  2019
      Greaney, Jody, "The Transition to Assistant Professor", Hosted by W. Larry Kenney PhD, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University. (September 30, 2019).
    • September  2019
      Greaney, Jody, "Career Development Funding Opportunities", Hosted by W. Larry Kenney PhD, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University. (September 27, 2019).
    • September  2019
      Greaney, Jody, "Vascular Dysfunction in Human Depression", Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN. (September 27, 2019).
    • September  2019
      Greaney, Jody, "Vascular dysfunction in human depression: cause or consequence?", Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. (September 27, 2019).
    • August  2019
      Greaney, Jody, "Vascular dysfunction in human depression: mechanisms and modifiers", Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. (August , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Dillon, Gabrielle (Author & Presenter), Greaney, Jody (Author), Stanhewicz, Anna (Author), Alexander, Lacy (Author), "Cutaneous microvascular function in hypertensive adults is not altered following a 16-week pharmacological antihypertensive treatment", American Physiological Society; FASEB. (April , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Alba, Billie (Author & Presenter), Greaney, Jody (Author), Ferguson, Sara (Author), Alexander, Lacy (Author), "Inhibition of nuclear factor κB improves nitric oxide-dependent dilation in the cutaneous microvasculature of psoriatic adults", American Physiological Society; FASEB. (April , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Welti, Laura (Author & Presenter), Matthews, Evan (Author), Greaney, Jody (Author), Wenner, Megan (Author), "Physical activity and blood pressure reactivity in young women with a family history of hypertension", American Physiological Society; FASEB. (April , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Greaney, Jody (Author & Presenter), Stanhewicz, Anna (Author), Kenney, W. Larry (Author), "Statin therapy enhances reflex cutaneous vasodilation in formerly hypercholesterolemic older adults by improving neurovascular coupling", American Physiological Society; FASEB. (April , 2019).
    • April  2019
      McGinty, Shane (Author & Presenter), Babcock, Matthew (Author), Matthews, Evan (Author), Greaney, Jody (Author), Wenner, Megan (Author), "Sympathetic transduction in young women with a family history of hypertension", American Physiological Society; FASEB. (April , 2019).
    • March  2019
      Greaney, Jody, "Microvascular dysfunction in adults with clinical depression: role of psychosocial stress", College of Nursing and Health Innovation , The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. (March , 2019).
    • February  2019
      Greaney, Jody, "Mechanisms and modifiers of vascular dysfunction in human depression", College of Nursing and Health Innovation, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. (February , 2019).
    • November  2018
      Greaney, Jody, "Mechanisms and modifiers of vascular dysfunction in adults with clinical depression", American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA. (November , 2018).
    • September  2018
      Wenner, Megan (Author & Presenter), Mattews, Evan (Author), Kaur, Jasdeep (Author), Greaney, Jody (Author), Fadel, Paul (Author), "Influence of age and estradiol on blood pressure responses to exercise", American Heart Association. (September , 2018).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Gabrielle Dillon, PhD Advisor: Lacy Alexander, PhD
      Institute: The Pennsylvania State University (Pa)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      John Akins, (Kinesiology)
    • June 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Rauchelle Richey, (Kinesiology)
      Cerebrovascular Function in Human Depression

Courses

      • KINE 1300-003 INTRO TO KINE AND ES
        (Course Id: 113676)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 6294-004 RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112821)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • KINE 6330-001 ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOL OF EX
        (Course Id: 113146)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 5340-001 ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112307)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 5294-001 RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 101788)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • KINE 5698-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 101812)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020

Service to the University

    • 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Studies committee
    • 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      MS/PhD Program committee

Service to the Profession

    • Apr 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      Jack Wilmore Legacy Travel Award, American College of Sports Medicine
    • 2019 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Journal of Applied Physiology
    • 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Psychosomatic Research
    • 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of the American Heart Association
    • 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Psychoneuroendocrinology
    • 2017 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
    • 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Autonomic Neuroscience Basic and Clinical
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Experimental Physiology
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Physiology
    • 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
    • 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Applied Physiology
    • 2014 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise
    • 2013 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology
    • 2010 to  Present
      Member
      American Physiological Society
    • 2008 to  Present
      Member
      American College of Sports Medicine
    • 2008 to  Present
      Member
      American Heart Association
    • May 2019 to  Apr 2022
      Committee Member
      Research Review Committee, American College of Sports Medicine
    • Past to  Apr 2020
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      Transformational Project Award, Clinical Sciences, American Heart Association