Position: Associate Professor
Department: School of Health Sciences, Exercise Science Division
Campus Address: 2201 Health Professions Building
Jeffrey Edwards' research work has addressed the measurement of energy expenditure of physical activities using respiratory calorimetry as well as stable isotopic methods of measuring energy metabolism.
For the last several years, Edwards' research has focused on the neuromuscular area and investigations have ranged from arthrogenic muscle inhibition to measurement of neuromuscular excitability changes during training.
Edwards received his master's degree in exercise physiology from Ball State University and was hired as a research assistant at the Ball State Human Performance Laboratory. From there, Edwards was recruited to help in the startup of the Physiology Laboratories at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Mass.
Edwards attended Indiana University where he received his Ph.D. in human performance with emphasis in the areas of physiology and human performance. Edwards was instrumental in starting the research laboratories and was the research director at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis. In 1995, Edwards joined the faculty at Indiana State University where he later served as chairman and then administrator.
He has consulted for a number of universities, national sports governing bodies and professional athletic teams and is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine, as well as its past president.