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Kate Early, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kate Early


Dr. Kate Early
Position: Associate Professor
Office: Health and Wellness Center 208
Phone: 706-507-8295
Email: early_kate@columbusstate.edu
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Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Louisiana State University

M.A. in Exercise Science, Central Michigan University

B.S. in Biochemistry, Central Michigan University

Specialty Area

Cardiovascular physiology, Hydration, Environmental physiology


Dr. Kate Early is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University. In her graduate training, Dr. Early focused on physiologic responses and markers of hydration in athletes and diseased populations to environmental stress. Dr. Early‘s research interests focus on cardiovascular responses to exercise using interventions such as hot environments and hydration. In addition, she is interested in cardiovascular disease risk factors and gender and racial gender and race.

Selected Publications:

Early K, Lemoine N, Simoneaux A, Mullenix S, Marucci J, MacLellan M, Johannsen N. Positional Differences in Pre-Season Scrimmage Performance of Division I Collegiate Football Players. 2021. Sensors. 21(3):769.

Early K, Rockhill M, Bryan A, Tyo B, Buuck D, McGinity J. Effect of blood flow restriction on muscular fitness, pain and vascular function. (2020). International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 15(6):892-900.

Wang H, Early K, Theall B, Lowe A, Lemoine N, Marucci J, Mullenix S, Johannsen N. Effects of Field Position on Fluid Balance and Electrolyte Losses in Collegiate Women‘s Soccer Players. (2020). Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania). 56(10).

Sutton E, Beyl R, Early K, Cefalu A, Ravussin E, Peterson C. Early time-restricted feeding improves insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and oxidative stress in humans, even in the absence of weight loss. (2018).Cell Metabolism.27(6): 1212-1221.

Early K, Theall B, Lemoine N, Harrell B, Earnest C, Johannsen N. Free-living, chronic dehydration and cardiovascular response to exercise in a heated environment. (2018).Physiological Reports. 6(8):e13672.

Early K, Stewart A, Johannsen N, Lavie C, Thomas J, Welsch M. The effects of exercise training on brachial artery flow-mediated dilation: a meta-analysis. (2017).J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 37(3):77-89.

Courses Taught

  • KINS 3135 Kinesiology
  • KINS 4133 Exercise Prescription
  • KINS 4135 Pathophysiology for the Exercise Science Professions
  • EXSC 6135 Data Analysis
  • ITDS 2106 Medical Terminology
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