T J Exford

Assistant Professor

T J Exford
Corbett Sports Center 214-B
Ph.D.Kinesiology / Auburn University
B.S.Cytotechnology / University of Alabama
MSEDBiology Education / Alabama State 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 management program combined with an exercise program on hypertension-related endothelial dysfunction and related cardiovascular disease. 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 with hypertension.

Research Interests

Exercise Training, Stress Management, Hypertension

Recent Publications

  • Marc Cook, Mesha Guinyard, TJ Exford (2019). (Relationship between Gut Microbial Health, Exercise, Race, and Hypertension: Updating Mechanistic Perspective). (3) 2, pp. 1-5 ). On J Cardiovascular Research.
  • T J Exford, Jessica Platt, Natasha Jenkins, T J Exford, Jessica Platt (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.