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Christopher C. Cheatham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Exercise Science
Ph.D. Kent State University (2000)
M.S. Ball State University (1997)
B.S. Miami University (1995)

HPER Department
1064 Student Recreation Center
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
TEL:  (269) 387-2542
FAX:  (269) 387-2704
chris.cheatham@wmich.edu
 
 

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Academic Training:

Post-Doctoral Associate (2001-2003)
The John B. Pierce Laboratory  ·  Yale School of Medicine  ·  New Haven , CT
Supervisor:  Gary W. Mack, Ph.D.
Project:  NIH-R01-HL20634-23:  Blood Volume and Venous Return in Thermal Strain

Ph.D. Exercise Physiology (2000)
Kent State University  ·  Kent, OH
Advisor:  Ellen L. Glickman, Ph.D.
Research Focus:  Physiological responses to cold exposure in humans
Dissertation:  The effects of nicotine on the physiological responses during acute cold exposure

M.S. Exercise Science-Exercise Physiology (1997)
Human Performance Laboratory ·  Ball State University  ·  Muncie, IN
Advisor:  Anthony D. Mahon, Ph.D.
Research Focus:  Pediatric exercise science
Thesis:  Cardiovascular rift relative to ventilatory threshold in boys and men

B.S. Exercise Science and Health Appraisal and Enhancement (1995)
Miami University  ·  Oxford, OH

 

Professional Employment:

Associate Professor of Exercise Science (September 2007-Present)
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Western Michigan University  ·  Kalamazoo, MI

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science (August 2003-September 2007)
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Western Michigan University  ·  Kalamazoo, MI

Post-Doctoral Associate (January 2001-August 2003)
The John P. Pierce Laboratory · Yale School of Medicine  ·  New Haven, CT

Graduate Assistant (August 1997-December 2000)
School of Exercise , Leisure, and Sport  ·  Kent State University · Kent , OH

Graduate Research Assistant (August 1995-May 1997)
Human Performance Laboratory · Ball State University · Muncie , IN

 

Research / Academic Publications:

Dykstra, J.H., H.M. Hill, M.G. Miller, C.C. Cheatham, T.J. Michael and R.J. Baker. Comparisons of cubed ice, crushed ice, and wetted ice on intramuscular and surface temperature changes. Journal of Athletic Training. 44(2): 136-149, 2009

Blegen, M., C. Cheatham, N. Caine, C. Woolverton, J. Marcinkiewicz and E. Glickman. The immunological responses to exercise of varying intensities in normoxic and hypoxic environments. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 22(5): 1638-1644, 2008.

Miller, M.G., J. Longoria, C.C. Cheatham, R.J. Baker and T.J. Michael. Intramuscular temperature differences between the mid-point and peripheral effective radiating area with ultrasound. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 7: 286-291, 2008.

Miller, M.G., C.C. Cheatham, W.R. Holcomb, R.L. Ganschow, T.J. Michael and M.D. Rubley. Subcutaneous Tissue Thickness Alters the Effect of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. 17(1): 68-75, 2008.

Miller, M.G., C.C. Cheatham, A.R. Porter, M.D. Ricard, D. Hennigar and D.C. Berry. Chest- and Waist-Deep Aquatic Plyometric Training and Average Force, Power, and Vertical-Jump Performance. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. 1(2): 145-155, 2007.

Cheatham, C.C., N. Caine, M. Blegen, E.S. Potkanowicz, G.H. Kamimori, J.L. Marcinkiewicz, R. Otterstetter, M. Kalinski and E.L. Glickman.  The effects of nicotine on the metabolic and hormonal responses during acute cold exposure.  Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.  17(3):  147-157, 2006.

Miller, M.G., J.J. Herniman, M. Ricard, C.C. Cheatham and T.J. Michael.  The effects of a 6-week plyometric training program on agility.  Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.  5(3):  459-465, 2006.

Mendel, R.W., M. Blegen, C. Cheatham, J. Antonio and T. Ziegenfuss.  Effects of creatine on thermoregulatory responses while exercising in the heat. Nutrition.  21(3):  301-307, 2005.

Malison, E.R., D.M. Plank, J.D. Brown, C.C. Cheatham, and A.D. Mahon.  Running performance in middle-school distance runners. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.  44(4):  383-388, 2004.

Cheatham, C.C., N. Caine-Bish, M. Blegen, E.S. Potkanowicz, and E.L. Glickman.  Nicotine effects on thermoregulatory responses of men and women during acute cold exposure.  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine.  75(7):  589-595, 2004.

Glickman, E.L., N. Caine, E. Potkanowicz, C. Cheatham, M. Blegen and C.M. Hearon.  The effect of age and ethnicity on metabolism and carbohydrate utilization during acute cold exposure.  In:  The Organizing and International Program Committees of the 10th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, pp. 247-250, 2002.  ISBN 4-9901358-0-6.

Glickman, E.L., N. Caine, C.C. Cheatham, M. Blegen, and E. Potkanowicz.  The influence of age on thermosensitivity during cold water immersion.  Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.  13(3):  194-202, 2002.

Mahon, A.D. and C.C. Cheatham.  Ventilatory Threshold in Children:  A Review.  Pediatric Exercise Science.  14(1):  16-29, 2002.

Glickman-Weiss, E.L., C.C. Cheatham, N. Caine, and M. Blegen.  The influence of ethnicity on thermosensitivity during cold water immersion.  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine.  72(7):  632-637, 2001.

Glickman-Weiss, E.L., C.C. Cheatham, N. Caine, M. Blegen, and J. Marcinkiewicz.  The influence of gender and menstrual cycle on a cold air tolerance test and its relationship to thermosensitivity.  Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  27(2): 75-81, 2000.

Glickman-Weiss, E.L., C. Cheatham, N. Caine, M. Blegen, J. Marcinkiewicz, and K.D. Mittleman.  The influence of gender and menstrual phase on thermosensitivity during cold water immersion.  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine.  71(7):  715-722, 2000.

Cheatham, C.C., A.D. Mahon, J.D. Brown, and D.R. Bolster.  Cardiovascular responses during prolonged exercise at ventilatory threshold in boys and men.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  32(6):  1080-1087, 2000.

Glickman-Weiss, E.L., N. Caine, C.C. Cheatham, M. Blegen, T. Scharschmidt, and J. Marcinkiewicz.  The effects of gender and menstrual phase on carbohydrate utilization during acute cold exposure.  Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.  11(1):  5-11, 2000.

Mahon, A.D., C.C. Cheatham, K.Q. Kelsey, and J.D. Brown. Plasma fibrinogen, physical activity and aerobic fitness in children.  In:  Children and Exercise XIX:  19th International Seminar on Paediatric Work Physiology, N. Armstrong, B. Kirby, and J. Wellsman, Editors.  London :  Chapman & Hall Ltd.,  1997.

 

Grant Proposals:

Miller, M.G., C.C. Cheatham (Co-PI), T.A. Tolbert and H.M. Binkley.  Surveillance of Adolescent Football Experience (SAFE).  National Football League (NFL) Medical Charities.
Submitted:  05/07/2009                                  In-Review                               Amount:  $88,006

Cheatham, C.C. (PI), R. Standley (Student Investigator for Thesis), M.G. Miller, T.J. Michael and Y. Liu.  Effects of High Dose Fish Oil Supplementation on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and Inflammatory Markers.  GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.
Submitted:  05/05/2008                                  Funded:  08/18/2008            Amount:  $5,300

Cheatham, C.C. (PI) and T.J. Michael (Co-PI).  Implementation of Hands-On, Inquiry-Based Learning in an Undergraduate Physiology of Exercise Program Using Computer Data Acquisition Systems.  Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program (NSF 08-546).  National Science Foundation
Submitted:  05/20/2008                                  Not Funded                            Amount:  $142,220

Cheatham. C.C.  Nicotine and Thermoregulation During Acute Heat Exposure.  Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund (FRACAS).  Western Michigan University .
Submitted  12/02/06                                       Funded 04/06/07                     Amount:  $7,621

Cheatham, C.C. (PI) and T.J. Michael (Co-PI).  Acquisition of Equipment to Support the Study of Environmental Conditions and Exercise on Various Aspects of Human Physiology and Performance.  Major Research Instrumentation Program (NSF 05-515).  National Science Foundation
Second Submission 01/26/06                       Withdrawn (Due do DURIP)        Amount:  $221,356
Original Submission 01/27/05                       Not Funded                              Amount:  $203,615

Cheatham, C. C.  The Effects of Exercise Intensity and Duration on Plasma Volume.  Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund (FRACAS).  Western Michigan University .
Submitted 12/02/05                                        Not Funded                              Amount:  $7,103         

Cheatham, C.C. (PI) and T.J. Michael (Co-PI).  Acquisition of Equipment to Support the Study of Environmental Conditions on Human Physiology and Performance.  Department of Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).  Army Research Office.
Submitted 08/30/05                                        Funded 03/20/06                     Amount:  $190,200

Cheatham, C. C.  The effects of nicotine on lactate and ventilatory threshold.  Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund (FRACAS).  Western Michigan University .
Submitted 11/14/03                                        Not Funded                              Amount:  $6,977         

Cheatham, C.C. and E.L. Glickman-Weiss.  The effects of nicotine on the thermoregulatory, cardiovascular, and metabolic responses during cold exposure.  Herbert N. Hultgren Award.  The Wilderness Medical Society.
Submitted 03/31/99                                        Funded 07/25/99                      Amount:  $4,000

Cheatham, C.C.  The effects of creatine monohydrate supplementation on lactate and ventilatory threshold.  Student Research Grant.  Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
Submitted 05/31/98                                        Not Funded

Cheatham, C.C.  Cardiovascular drift relative to ventilatory threshold in boys and men.  Student Research Grant.  Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Submitted 12/01/96                                        Funded 02/25/97                      Amount:  $500

Cheatham, C.C.  Cardiovascular drift relative to ventilatory threshold in boys and men.  Ball State University Office of Academic Research and Sponsored Programs Student Research Grant.
Submitted 10/08/96                                        Funded 12/06/96                      Amount:  $370

 

Awards and Honors:

Esprit de Corps Award
College of Education  ·  Western Michigan University
Awarded March 2009

  • “This award recognizes an individual who personifies the vision of the College of Education, especially in reference to respectful civility, collegiality and academic citizenship, which work to lift the overall spirit of the College's environment.”

Research Development Award Program
Office of the Vice President of Research  ·  Western Michigan University
Submitted 03/22/05      Awarded 04/13/05       Amount $3500

Summer Fellowship for Post-Candidacy Doctoral Students
College of Fine and Professional Arts  ·  Kent State University
Summer 2000

Graduate Student Research Award
Graduate Student Senate  ·   Kent State University
April 12, 1999

Outstanding Student Research Presentation
“Cardiovascular drift relative to ventilatory threshold in boys and men.”
Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
Fall 1997

 

Professional Memberships:

Wilderness Medical Society (January 2001-Present)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (November 1994-Present)

The American Physiological Society (APS) (September 2002-December 2003)

Association of Worksite Health Promotions (1992-1993)


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