The major goal of ongoing research in the Health Exercise and Aging Lab (HEAL) is to improve the health and wellness of people with chronic disease or disability.
Above: the HEAL team in the Hemenway Life Sciences Building at KU Medical Center (from left): Dr. Kluding, Dr. Rucker, and Jeff Hoover (study coordinator), along with Ph.D. students Shaima Alothman, Mohammed Alshehri, and Aqeel Alenazi.
The lab encompasses approximately 4,000 square feet on the ground floor of the Hemenway Life Science Innovation Center and includes a large waiting area, reception desk, faculty and research associate offices, and a conference room.
The three labs within this space are designed to assess body composition, muscle strength and endurance, and aerobic fitness. Additionally, there is a large exercise intervention room furnished with LifeFitness aerobic equipment and a resistance training circuit.
Patricia M. Kluding, PT, Ph.D.
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Current Doctoral Students
Shaima Alothman (rehabilitation science)
Aqeel Alenazi (rehabilitation science)
Mohammed Alshehri (rehabilitation science)
Graduates of HEAL
Linda D'Silva (2016)
Sandra Billinger, PT, Ph.D. (2008)
Benjamin Tseng, Ph.D. (2009)
Stephen Jernigan, PT, Ph.D. (2011)
Dave Burnett, Ph.D. (2013)
Ali Bani-Ahmed, PT, Ph.D. (2013)
Rupali Rupali Singh, PT, Ph.D. (2013)
Jason Rucker, PT, Ph.D. (2014)
Activity for Diabetic Polyneuropathy: The ADAPT study
Pioneers: Community Research Recruitment Registry (Kluding PI)
Sedentary Lifestyle in Diabetes (Kluding PI)