T J Exford

Assistant Professor

T J Exford
College of Health & Human Sciences


Noble hall Suite 201 room 203
B.S.Cytotechnology / University of Alabama
MSEDBiology Education / Alabama State University
Ph.D.Kinesiology / Auburn University


TJ Exford, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Exford’s research interest is to examine the effectiveness of a stress and exercise lifestyle management program on chronic diseases and related cardiovascular pathology. Specifically, the effects of a Mindfulness Bases Stress Reduction (MBSR) exercise program on endothelial dysfunction and as a primary and secondary prevention strategy in minorities burdened with health disparities.

Research Interests

Exercise Training, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Health Disparities,

Recent Publications

  • T J Exford, Jessica Platt, Natasha Jenkins (2017). (Mindful Movement Evidence in a Primary School Physical Education Program). (2) 37, pp. 5-11. The Alabama Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.
  • Marc Cook, Mesha Guinyard, Lanna Anderson, Austin Robinson, TJ Exford (2019). (Relationship between Gut Microbial Health, Exercise, Race, and Hypertension: Updating Mechanistic Perspective). (3) 2, pp. 1-5. On J Cardiovascular Research.