Marc D. Cook

TitleAssistant Professor

DepartmentHuman Performance and Leisure Studies



OfficeCorbett Sports Center
Room: 214A

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Marc D. Cook


Other: Vascular Exercise Physiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016

Ph D: Kinesiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2013

MS: Kinesiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004

BS: Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2000

Research Interests

Exercise Immunology: Racial Disparities in Endothelial Dysfunction and subsequent CVD, Gut Dysbiosis & Vascular Disease.

Recent Publications

Allen, J  Mailing, L  Niemiro, G  Moore, R  Cook, Marc  White, B  Holscher, H  Woods, J  (2017).  Exercise Alters Gut Microbiota Composition and Function in Lean and Obese Humans..   Medicine and science in sports and exercise.

Robinson, A  Fancher, I  Sudhahar, V  Bian, J  Cook, Marc  Mahmoud, A  Ali, M  Ushio-Fukai, M  Brown, M  Fukai, T  Phillips, S  (2017).  Short-term regular aerobic exercise reduces oxidative stress produced by acute in the adipose microvasculature..  (5,  312,  pp. H896-H906).  American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology.

Yan, H  Ranadive, S  Lane-Cordova, A  Kappus, R  Behun, M  Cook, Marc  Woods, J  Wilund, K  Baynard, T  Halliwill, J  Fernhall, B  (2017).  Effect of acute aerobic exercise and histamine receptor blockade on arterial stiffness in African Americans and Caucasians..  (2,  122,  pp. 386-395).  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985).

Lane-Cordova, A  Ranadive, S  Kappus, R  Cook, Marc  Phillips, S  Woods, J  Wilund, K  Baynard, T  Fernhall, B  (2016).  Aging, not age-associated inflammation, determines blood pressure and endothelial responses to acute inflammation..  (12,  34,  pp. 2402-2409).  Journal of hypertension.

Yan, H  Behun, M  Cook, Marc  Ranadive, S  Lane-Cordova, A  Kappus, R  Woods, J  Wilund, K  Baynard, T  Halliwill, J  Fernhall, B  (2016).  Differential Post-Exercise Blood Pressure Responses between Blacks and Caucasians..  (4,  11,  pp. e0153445).  PloS one.

Cook, Marc  Allen, J  Pence, B  Wallig, M  Gaskins, H  White, B  Woods, J  (2016).  Exercise and gut immune function: evidence of alterations in colon immune cell homeostasis and microbiome characteristics with exercise training..  (2,  94,  pp. 158-63).  Immunology and cell biology.

Ranadive, S  Yan, H  Lane, A  Kappus, R  Cook, Marc  Sun, P  Harvey, I  Ploutz-Synder, R  Woods, J  Wilund, K  Fernhall, B  (2016).  Aerobic Exercise Training and Arterial Changes in African Americans versus Caucasians..  (1,  48,  pp. 90-7).  Medicine and science in sports and exercise.

Kappus, R  Ranadive, S  Yan, H  Lane-Cordova, A  Cook, Marc  Sun, P  Harvey, I  Wilund, K  Woods, J  Fernhall, B  (2015).  Sex differences in autonomic function following maximal exercise..  (6,  pp. 28).  Biology of sex differences.

Cook, Marc  (2015).  Endothelial Cell Function and Hypertension: Interactions among Inflammation, Immune Function, and Exercise..  In Linda S. Pescatello PhD., Michael Brown PhD.,  Effects of Exercise on Hypertension: From Cells to Physiological Systems.    Springer.