Ann Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, Exercise, Sport and Health Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, ID 83844-2401
- Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Florida State University, 2016
- Florence Smith McAllister Fellowship, Total Award: $5,000, August 2015 - 2106
- Leadership Appreciation Award, June 2015
- Academic Leadership Award, Florida State University, College of Human Sciences, June 2015
- Florence Smith McAllister Fellowship, Total Award: $5,000, August 2013 - 2104
Ann Brown graduated from the Florida State University in 2016 with her doctorate in exercise physiology with a research focus in sports nutrition. Additionally, while completing her doctorate she completed her didactic program in dietetics and became a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN). Prior to moving to Florida she studied Biology at Seattle University all while being a member of a pre-professional dance company. She has a unique background in dance, which has allowed her to combine her education and interests into a developing area of research, dance science. While completing her doctoral work she collaborated on and led nutrition interventions in bariatric and athletic populations. She has presented her research at the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science Conference in Pittsburgh on the link between collegiate dancer nutrition, body composition and performance as well as other various regional and national conferences. Brown is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and International Society for Sports Nutrition. Her research plan is to continue to help optimize athletic performance, alter metabolism and body composition, and improve overall health and wellness through exercise and nutrition.
- Interactions between metabolism, body composition, and performance
- Effects of protein supplementation on body composition
- Optimizing performance through dietary and exercise interventions
Ann Brown’s research involves the influence of exercise training, nutrition and supplementation interventions on metabolism, body composition and overall performance. In particular, she focuses on athlete populations whose requirements include maintenance of a specific body weight while optimizing performance such as aesthetic sports (i.e. dance, gymnastics, figure skating and diving). She is involved in contributing to the developing area of research within aesthetic sports and in particular, investigating the impact of nutritional interventions. Additionally, she is interested in the integration of whole foods into nutritional interventions, which is a logical concept in that it can teach people a realistic way to adapt the diet as opposed to relying on supplementation. Brown’s research regarding optimal performance and functionality through nutrition and exercise can be applied to populations ranging from athletes to overweight/obese. Her research plan is to continue to help optimize athletic performance, alter lipid metabolism and body composition, and improve overall health and wellness.
- The Effects of Protein Supplementation on Body Composition and Performance in Female Collegiate Dancers. Dymatize Nutrition, $20,000 (2015-2016)
- The Effect of Dietary Protein Consumption on Body Composition & Performance Capabilities in Female Collegiate Ballet Dancers
- The Independent and Combined Effects of Progressive Resistance Training and Whey Protein Supplementation on Measures of Body Composition, Resting Metabolic Rate, Muscular Function, and Lean tissue Metabolism in Clinically Obese Subjects Undergoing Medical Dietary Treatment
- Physiological characteristics of professional motocross athletes
- Bach, C.W., Brown, A.F., Kinsey, A.W., Terracciano, A., Sutin, A., Ormsbee, M.J. (2015) The Physiological Characteristics and Performance Capabilities of Highly Trained Motocross Athletes, Cyclists and Physically Active Males. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.