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John McDaniel, Ph.D.
Dr. McDaniel is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Kent State University. His expertise is in assessing the effect of muscle composition on tissue resilience under load in individuals with spinal cord injury. His research is focused on understanding factors that are responsible for poor blood flow regulation and tissue perfusion in a variety of populations including healthy older individuals, as well as those with heart failure, heart transplants and spinal cord injuries. To this end he employs several paradigms including passive exercise, active exercise and blood flow occlusion to study vascular health and to determine methods to maximize blood flow and tissue perfusion and ultimately maintain vascular and tissue health. His research background includes experience measuring peripheral blood flow, tissue perfusion, vascular health and vascular dilatory capacity utilizing Doppler/ultrasound and NIRS technology.