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Dr. Kate Early - Columbus State University

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Columbus State University

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Kate Early

Associate Professor

Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Department of

Education and Certifications

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Louisiana State University

M.A. in Exercise Science, Central Michigan University

B.S. in Biochemistry, Central Michigan University


Dr. Kate Early is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University. In her graduate training, Dr. Early focused on physiologic responses and markers of hydration in athletes and diseased populations to environmental stress. Dr. Early‘s research interests focus on cardiovascular responses to exercise using interventions such as hot environments and hydration. In addition, she is interested in cardiovascular disease risk factors and gender and racial gender and race.

Academic Areas

Cardiovascular physiology, Hydration, Environmental physiology

Selected Publications:

Selman R, Early KS, Battles B, Wendel E, Westerlund, S. (2022). Maximizing recovery in the postpartum period: A timeline for rehabilitation from pregnancy through return to sport. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

Early KS, Lemoine N, Simoneaux A, Mullenix S, Marucci J, MacLellan M, Johannsen N. (2021). Positional differences in pre-season scrimmage performance of Division I collegiate football players. Sensors.

Vincellette C, Losso J, Early KS, Spielmann G, Irving B, Allerton T. (2021) Supplemental Watermelon Juice Attenuates Acute Hyperglycemia-Induced Macro-and  Microvascular Dysfunction. Journal of Nutrition.

Early KS, Rockhill M, Bryan A, Tyo BM, Buuck D, McGinty J. (2020). Effect of blood flow restriction on muscular fitness, pain and vascular function. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

Wang H, Early KS, Theall B, Lowe A, Lemoine N, Marucci J, Mullenix S, Johannsen N. (2020). Effects of field position on fluid balance and electrolyte losses in collegiate women’s soccer players. Medicina.

Sutton EF, Beyl R, Early KS, Cefalu WT, Ravussin E, Peterson CM. (2018). Early time-restricted feeding improves insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and oxidative stress even without weight loss in men with prediabetes. Cell Metabolism.

Courses Taught

  • KINS 3135 Kinesiology
  • KINS 4133 Exercise Prescription
  • KINS 4135 Pathophysiology for the Exercise Science Professions
  • EXSC 6135 Data Analysis
  • ITDS 2106 Medical Terminology

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