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Assistant Professor


More about John Andraka


  • Andraka JM, Sharma N, Marchalant Y. Can Krill Oil be of Use for Counteracting Neuroinflammatory Processes Induced by High Fat Diet and Aging?. Neuroscience Research. 2020; 157: 1-14.


  • Andraka JM, Mason BJ, Marchalant Y, Sharma N. Impact of High Fat Diet and Krill Oil Supplementation on Spatial Memory, Microglia Migration and Neurogenesis in Aged Rats. American Physiology Summit. Long Beach, CA. April 2023.
  • Andraka JM, Graham EV, Szczesny DS, Marchalant Y, Sharma N. Impact of Krill Oil Supplementation on Neuroinflammation and Spatial Memory in Aged Rats. Experimental Biology Conference. Philadelphia, PA. April 2022.
  • Butcko A, Andraka JM, Sharma N. Krill Oil Addition to 8-weeks of High-fat Diet Enhance mTOR Phosphorylation in Rat Heart. Experimental Biology Conference, San Diego, CA in April 2020 (Accepted but event postponed-COVID-19).
  • Andraka JM, Sharma N, Marchalant YM. Effects of Varying Dietary Fats on Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in the Rat Brain. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Research Section, Denver, CO. February 2020.
  • Andraka JM, Sharma N, Marchalant YM. Effects of Varying Dietary Fats on 4-hydroxynonenol (4-HNE) and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in the Rat Brain. Michigan Physiological Society Annual Meeting, Mt Pleasant, MI. June 2019.
  • Dreyer K, Carpenter-Smith T, Andraka JM. Providing Pro Bono PT Services for the Underinsured. Physical Therapy Pro Bono Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 2017.
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award -Central Michigan University, 2022
  • Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee-Central Michigan University, 2020
  • Clinical Instructor of the Year nominee-Michigan Physical Therapy Association, 2012
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award-Mid Michigan Community College Physical Therapy Assistant Program, 2011
  • PhD, Neuroscience, Central Michigan University
  • MS, Neuroscience, Central Michigan University
  • DPT, Sports/Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Drexel University
  • BS, Biology, East Stroudsburg University
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • APTA Michigan (APTA MI)
  • APTA-Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT)
  • AOPT-Imaging Special Interest Group
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • Michigan Licensed Physical Therapist (#5501014186)

Courses Taught

  • PTH 622:  Clinical Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
  • PTH 625:  Imaging in Physical Therapy
  • PTH 635:  Examination and Diagnosis I
  • PTH 636:  Examination and Diagnosis II
  • PTH 646:  Musculoskeletal Interventions I
  • PTH 665:  Physical Therapy Seminar I
  • PTH 701:  Dynamic Therapeutic Taping Techniques
  • PTH 766:  PT Seminar IV
  • PTH 792A:  Sports Physical Therapy
  • PTH 792AA:  Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete
  • HSC 630:  Regional Anatomy