Bret Goodpaster

  • Research

    Dr. Goodpaster's primary research interests are exercise, skeletal muscle metabolism in obesity, Type 2 diabetes and aging.

  • Biography

    ​Dr. Goodpaster received his PhD from Ball State University in 1995.

About Bret Goodpaster

Experience

​Dr. Goodpaster received his BS from Purdue University in 1988, his MS from Kent State University in 1991, and then went on to receive his Ph.D. from Ball State University in 1995. He served as first a pre-doctoral fellow for Maastricht University, the Netherlands in 1992, and then as a post-doctoral fellow for the University of Pittsburgh in 1998.​ Assistant professor of medicine, Department of Endocrinology and adjunct assistant professor of health and physical education at the University of Pittsburgh. He was originally trained as an exercise physiologist, and competed on the professional bicycle tour in Europe. He has also participated in a diabetes-related expedition to Antarctica in 2002. Dr. Goodpaster's current research topics (funded by the ADA and NIH)include: skeletal muscle composition in obesity, type 2 diabetes and aging, in vivo substrate metabolism in obesity, type 2 diabetes and aging, effects of exercise training on skeletal muscle metabolism in obesity and in the elderly, and muscle structure and function in aging and in patients with osteoarthritis.

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