• RoopJayaraman_PortraitPosition: Associate Professor 
  • Department: Exercise and Health Sciences Division
  • Campus Address: HP Building 2244
  • Phone: 989-774-1958
  • Alternate Phone: 989-774-3541
  • Email: r.jayaraman@cmich.edu
  • Courses:
    HSC/PES 308 - Exercise Physiology
    HSC 211 - Anatomy and Physiology
    HSC 201 - Medical Terminology
    HSC 544 - Biostatistics
  • Area(s) of Expertise:
    -Human Physiology
    -Human Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

Degrees and Universities

Bachelor of Science: Michigan Technological University (1992), Major: Biology (Graduated with honors)
Masters of Science: Michigan State University (1997), Major: Kinesiology (Concentration in Exercise Physiology)
Ph.D.: Michigan State University (2001), Major: Kinesiology (Concentration in Exercise Physiology), Minor: Physiology

Professional Organizations

American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Training Certification (ACSM-CPT) preparation course
American College of Sports Medicine (1995-1998, 2000 - present)
Mid-West American College of Sports Medicine (1999-Present)


LaFramboise, W.A., R.C. Jayaraman, K.L. Bombach, D.P. Ankrapp, J.M. Krill-Burger, C.M. Sciulli, P. Petrosko and R.W. Wiseman. Acute molecular response of mouse hindlimb muscles to chronic stimulation. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009 Sep;297(3):C556-70.

Foley, J.M., R.C. Jayaraman, B.M. Prior, J.M. Pivarnik, FACSM and R.A. Meyer. MR measurements of muscle damage and adaptation after eccentric exericise. J. Appl. Physiol. 87(6): 2311-2318, 1999.

Prior, B.M., J.M. Foley, R.C. Jayaraman, and R.A. Meyer. Pixel T2 distribution in functional magnetic resonance images of muscle. J. Appl. Physiol. 87(6):2107-2114,1999.

Prior, B.M., R.C. Jayaraman, R.W. Reid, T.G. Copper, J.M. Foley, FACSM, G.A. Dudley, FACSM, and R.A. Meyer. Biarticular and monoarticular skeletal muscle activation and injury in human quadriceps muscle. Eur. J. Appl. Physiology, 85:185-190,2001.

Reid, R.W., J.M. Foley, FACSM, R.C. Jayaraman, B.M. Prior, and R.A. Meyer. Effect of aerobic capacity on the T2 increase in exercise skeletal muscle. J. Appl. Phsyiology 90: 897-902, 2001.

Jayaraman, R.C., J.M. Foley, FACSM, R.W. Reid, B.M. Prior, G.A. Dudley, FACSM, and R.A. Meyer. Effect of therapeutic applciation of heat versus static stretching on MR measurements of muscle damage, muscular strength loss, and pain after eccentric exercise. Eur. J. Appl. Physiology 93 (1-2):30-8, 2004.

Meyer, R.A., T.F. Towse, R.W. Reid, R.C. Jayaraman, R.W. Wiseman and K.K. McCully. BOLD MRI mapping of transient hyperemia in skeletal muscle after single contractions. NMR Biomed, 17(6):392-8,2004.

Jayaraman, R.C., M.T. Latourette, J.E. Siebert and R.W. Wiseman. A rapid algorithm for processing digital physiologic signals: Application to skeletal muscle contractions. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 1:307-313,2006.

Research Areas

Skeletal Muscle Physiology
Funcitonal Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Obesity Research and Education
Community Wellness Education