January 17, 2013
Entitled "Effects of 1 day of inactivity on insulin action in men and women: Interaction with energy intake", the paper appeared in the July 2011 edition of Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. Authors of the paper include Brooke R. Stephens, Kirsten Granados, Theodore W. Zderic, Marc T. Hamilton and Barry Braun. Among Dr. Braun’s co-authors are two School of Public Health and Health Sciences graduate alumna, Kirsten Granados and Brooke R. Stephens. Braun says, “Brooke received her Ph.D. in kinesiology, and that paper was a major accomplishment from her doctoral work.”
A member of the UMass Amherst faculty since 2000, Braun is an endocrinology and metabolism expert. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a past chairperson of its Nutrition Interest Group.
Dr. Braun’s current research focuses on understanding how exercise, pharmacological agents and diet interact to mediate insulin resistance and lower risk for Type-2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association and the National Institutes of Health have been the major source of funding for his work on people with prediabetes. Dr. Braun’s recent studies have also focused on the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting on metabolic health and the potential utility of incorporating more physical activity in the workplace.
Braun received his Ph.D. from University of California-Berkeley in 1993 after receiving an M.S. from UMass Amherst in 1990 and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.