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T J Exford

Assistant Professor

T J Exford
College
College of Health & Human Sciences

Department
Kinesiology

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

Bio

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 involves examining stress and exercise lifestyle management interventions on chronic diseases and related cardiovascular pathology. Specifically, Dr. Exford explores the effects of a culturally tailored Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and exercise intervention on chronic diseases (hypertension, resistant hypertension, diabetes) as a primary and secondary prevention strategy in minorities burdened with health disparities. Dr. Exford's research evaluates the impact of culturally responsive stress management and exercise intervention on perceived stress, blood pressure, and physiological biomarkers (cortisol, c-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin 6 (IL-6) in African Americans.

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Disease, Exercise Training, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Health Disparities,

External URL

https://www.ncat.edu/employee-bio.php?directoryID=1817570895

Recent Publications

  • TJ Exford, M Sciamama-Saghiv, D Ben-Sira, E Goldhammer, M Saghiv, (2021). Aerobic Exercise and S-Klotho Effects on Cardiovascular Disease Patients. (4) 5, pp. 1-9. Online Journal of Cardiology Research & Reports.
  • M Sciamama-Saghiv, TJ Exford, (2020). Exercise Training Increased S-Klotho Expression on Endothelial Dysfunction: Review. (4) 4, pp. 1-6. Online Journal of Cardiology Research & Reports.
  • M Cook, M Guinyard, L Anderson*, A 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. * student researcher
  • TJ Exford, J Platt, (2018). A Review of a Developmental Physical Activity Mindfulness Model To Increase Physical Activity in College Students. (1) 38, pp. 18-21. The Alabama Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.
  • TJ Exford, (2018). Description of a Weight Reduction Program to Promote Health in a Historically Black University: A Brief Report. (1) 38, pp. 3-9. The Alabama Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.
  • TJ Exford, (2018). Mindfulness, Exercise and Stress Reduction: The Effects of a University Physical Education Mindfulness-Based Exercise Course in Increasing Physical Activity. (1) 50, pp. 9-13. The Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.
  • TJ Exford, J Platt, (2017). A New Way of Thinking Mindful Physical Activity. (3) 43, pp. 13-16. SHAPECO.
  • T J Exford, J Platt, N 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.