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Lance Davidson

Associate Professor
Exercise Sciences, Exercise Science Faculty

271 SFH
Provo, UT 84606

Biography

Lance E. Davidson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Sciences at Brigham Young University. He teaches classes in Exercise Physiology and Exercise Prescription. As an obesity researcher and exercise physiologist, his research interests include investigating the health benefits of obesity reduction, specifically the long term effects of bariatric surgery in severely obese individuals, and determining optimal exercise prescriptions for improving metabolic health and physical performance in aging and obese individuals. Dr. Davidson received bachelor and master degrees in physical education and exercise sciences from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He obtained his doctorate in exercise physiology from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, where he conducted several randomized controlled exercise intervention trials assessing the effects of exercise on insulin resistance and physical function in middle-to-older aged individuals with diabetes and abdominal obesity. He received further training in NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowships at the New York Obesity Research Center, Columbia University, New York, and at the Division of Cardiovascular Genetics, University of Utah, where he was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine. He has been awarded several faculty development awards, including a Translational Comparative Effectiveness Research (TCER) Scholarship and a research career development (K12) award from the University of Utah’s NIH-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), through which he earned an additional Master of Science degree in Clinical Investigations. His current research focus is on acute and long-term effects of bariatric surgery on body composition and metabolic health in severe obesity, including work on several large longitudinal cohort studies such as the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgeries 2 (LABS-2) Trial and the Utah Obesity Study. He is the principal investigator on an NIH/NIDDK-funded grant (R21) investigating long-term bone fracture rates in gastric bypass surgery patients and severely obese controls in collaboration with investigators from the University of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare, and the Utah Population Database. He and his BYU students are also researching the efficacy of several resistance exercise modalities for improving muscle strength and function during rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery. Dr. Davidson is an active member of The Obesity Society.

Research Interests

Obesity Cormorbidities
Long-Term Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
Assessment of Fitness/Body Composition/Metabolism
Exercise Interventions for Obesity and Chronic Disease

Teaching Interests

Exercise physiology, Exercise Prescription, and Obesity & Weight Management

Education

  • Master of Science, Clinical Investigation , University of Utah School of Medicine (2013)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Physiology , Queen's University (2007)
  • Master of Science, Exercise Science , Brigham Young University (2002)
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Education , Brigham Young University (2000)

Licenses and Certifications

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (2015 - 2018)

Memberships

  • The Obesity Society (TOS) (2001 - Present)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (1999 - Present)
  • Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) (2010 - 2016)
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) (2002 - 2009)

Professional Citizenship

  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders (SOARD) (2020 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, JAMA Network Open (2020 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Obesity Reviews (2020 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, JAMA Surgery (2018 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Obesity Surgery (2015 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Public Library of Science One (PLoS one) (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (2012 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, JAMA (2009 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Obesity (2009 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Obesity (2008 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, The Obesity Society Education Subcommittee - ABOM exam prep course (2015 - 2019)
  • Committee/Council Member, The Obesity Society Education Committee (2014 - 2019)
  • Committee/Council Member, The Obesity Society Education Subcommittee - OMEC Initiative (2015 - 2017)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Research on Biomedical Engineering (2017 - 2017)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, BMC Obesity (2015 - 2015)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (2012 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Nutrition Reviews (2013 - 2013)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Human Biology (2011 - 2013)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2011 - 2011)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology (2011 - 2011)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Aging Health (2009 - 2009)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2008 - 2009)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Tucker Bruce W Bailey Lance E Davidson Lance E Davidson Ted D Adams Stanley Heshka Thaisa Lemos Nerys M Astbury Elizabeth Widen Lance E Davidson Bret H Goodpaster James P DeLany Gladys W Strain Alfons Pomp Anita P Courcoulas Susan Lin Isaiah Janumala Wen Yu Patrick Kang John C Thornton Dympna Gallagher Kristen A Ouellette Jacob G Mabey Patricia A Eisenman Janet M Shaw Timothy A Brusseau Disa L Hatfield Candus N Ford Lance E Davidson Lance E Davidson Steven C Hunt Ted D Adams Travis D Masterson Christopher B Kirwan Lance E Davidson Michael J Larson Kathleen L Keller S Nichole Fearnbach Alyssa Evans James Derek LeCheminant Lance E Davidson Wen Yu Bret H Goodpaster James P DeLany Elizabeth Widen Thaisa Lemos Gladys W Strain Alfons Pomp Anita P Courcoulas Susan Lin Isaiah Janumala John C Thornton Dympna Gallagher Ronnette L Kolotkin Jaewhan Kim Lance E Davidson Ross D Crosby Steven C Hunt Ted D Adams Ted D Adams Lance E Davidson Steven C Hunt James L Hopkins Paul N Hopkins Eliot A Brinton Ted D Adams Lance E Davidson M Nazeem Nanjee Steve C Hunt Ted D Adams Lance E Davidson Sheldon E Litwin Jaewhan Kim Ronnette L Kolotkin M Nazeem Nanjee Jonathan M Gutierrez Sara J Frogley A R Ibele Eliot A Brinton Paul N Hopkins Rodrick McKinlay Steven C Simper Steve C Hunt Paul Daniels Ryan D Burns Tim A Brusseau Morgan S Hall Lance E Davidson Ted D Adams Patricia Eisenmann G. Ko Lance E Davidson A. M. Brennan M. Lam R. Ross Travis Masterson Christopher B Kirwan Lance E Davidson James Derek LeCheminant Lance E Davidson T. D. Adams J. Kim J. L. Jones M. Hashibe D. Taylor T. Mehta R. McKinlay S. C. Simper S. C. Smith S. C. Hunt W Y Lin C Y Peng C C Lin Lance E Davidson F X Pi-Sunyer P K Sung K C Huang T D Adams T S Mehta Lance E Davidson S C Hunt T D Adams A O Hammoud Lance E Davidson B Laferrère A Fraser J B Stanford M Hashibe J L Greenwood J Kim D Taylor A J Watson K R Smith R McKinlay S C Simper S C Smith S C Hunt K A Ouellette T A Brusseau Lance E Davidson C Ford D L Hatfield J M Shaw P A Eisenman Min Chun Chao Sung Lin Hu Hua Shui Hsu Lance E Davidson Chih Hsueh Lin Chia Ing Li Chiu Shong Liu T. C. Li Cheng Chieh Lin Wen Yuan Lin Lance E Davidson David E. Kelley Stanley Heshka John Thornton F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer Lawrence Boxt Ashok Balasubramanyam Dympna Gallagher Tiffany Priester Travis G. Ault Lance E Davidson Richard Gress Ted D. Adams Steven C. Hunt Sheldon E. Litwin Wen Yuan Lin Tai Yuan Chiu Chih Te Ho Lance E Davidson Hua Shui Hsu Chiu Shong Liu Chang Fang Chiu Ching Tien Peng Chih Yi Chen Wen Yu Hu Ling Nu Hsu Chia Ing Li Tsai Chuing Li Chin Yu Lin Ching Yu Chen Cheng Chieh Lin Y. T. Yu C. T. Ho H. S. Hsu C. I. Li Lance E Davidson C. S. Liu T. C. Li C. M. Shih C. C. Lin W. Y. Lin T. D. Adams Lance E Davidson S. E. Litwin S. C. Hunt W. Y. Lin F. X. Pi-Sunyer C. S. Liu C. I. Li Lance E Davidson T. C. Li C. C. Lin R. L. Kolotkin Lance E Davidson R. D. Crosby S. C. Hunt T. D. Adams S. L. Hu C. S. Liu C. H. Lin Lance E Davidson C. I. Li C. C. Lin T. C. Li W. Y. Lin T. D. Adams Lance E Davidson S. E. Litwin R. L. Kolotkin M. J. LaMonte R. C. Pendleton M. B. Strong R. Vinik N. A. Wanner P. N. Hopkins R. E. Gress J. M. Walker T. V. Cloward R. T. Nuttall A. Hammoud J. L. Greenwood R. D. Crosby R. McKinlay S. C. Simper S. C. Smith S. C. Hunt S. C. Hunt S. J. Hasstedt Y. Xin B. K. Dalley B. A. Milash E. Yakobson R. E. Gress Lance E Davidson T. D. Adams D. R. Bouchard K. A. McGuire Lance E Davidson R. Ross C. T. Ho C. C. Lin H. S. Hsu C. S. Liu Lance E Davidson T. C. Li C. I. Li W. Y. Lin R. L. Kolotkin M. J. LaMonte J. M. Walker T. V. Cloward Lance E Davidson R. D. Crosby W. Y. Lin F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer C. C. Chen Lance E Davidson C. S. Liu T. C. Li M. F. Wu C. I. Li W. Chen C. C. Lin Lance E Davidson J. Wang J. C. Thornton Z. Kaleem F. Silva-Palacios R. N. Pierson S. B. Heymsfield D. Gallagher C. S. Liu F. X. Pi-Sunyer C. I. Li Lance E Davidson T. C. Li W. Chen C. C. Lin C. Y. Huang W. Y. Lin Lance E Davidson Larry Allan Tucker T. Peterson F. Javed Q. He Lance E Davidson J. C. Thornton J. Albu L. Boxt N. Krasnow M. Elia P. Kang S. Heshka D. Gallagher J. L. Kuk T. J. Saunders Lance E Davidson R. Ross T. J. Saunders Lance E Davidson P. M. Janiszewski J. P. Despres R. Hudson R. Ross W. Y. Lin T. Y. Chiu H. S. Hsu Lance E Davidson T. Lin K. C. Cheng C. F. Chiu C. I. Li Y. W. Chiu C. C. Lin C. S. 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Presentations

Jacob G Mabey Ronette L Kolotkin Ross D Crosby Steven C Hunt Lance E Davidson
Lance E Davidson Steven C Hunt Ted D Adams Lauren Ranson Rodrick D McKinlay Steven C Simper Sheldon E Litwin
Jordan B Jones Joshua J Kelley Chance E Rummler Dalton L Braathen Jacob G Mabey Lance E Davidson
Jacob G Mabey John M Chaston Ted D Adams Steven C Hunt Lance E Davidson
Joshua J Kelley Dalton L Braathen Chance E Rummler Jordan B Jones Jacob G Mabey Lance E Davidson
Jacob G Mabey Lance E Davidson Brennan K Pace Timothy A Brusseau Kristen A Ouellette
Dalton Lee Braathen Lance E Davidson James Derek LeCheminant Ted D Adams Steven C Hunt
Lance E Davidson Ted D Adams Steven Simper Rodrick McKinlay Steven C Hunt
Robert Douglas Hyldahl Jayson R Gifford Allen Clive Parcell Chad R Hancock Lance E Davidson Gary W Mack
Rodrick McKinlay Jaewhan Kim Lance E Davidson Steven Simper Ted D Adams Steven C Hunt
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Lance E Davidson Wen Yu Bret Goodpaster Jim P Delany Gladys W Strain Alfons Pomp Anita Courcoulas Susan Lin Isaiah Janumala John C Thornton Dympna Gallagher
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