John D. Akins, Ph.D.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine – Cardiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Arlington, Research Area: Applied Physiology
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health, The University of Texas at Austin

Contact Information

John D. Akins, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine – Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
7232 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75231
Office: 214-345-6501
Fax: 214-345-4618
JohnAkins@texashealth.org

Highlighted Publications
  • Cerebrovascular Reactivity is Blunted in Young Adults with Major Depressive Disorder: The Influence of Current Depressive Symptomology.

    Darling, A.M., Richey, R.E., Akins, J.D., Saunders, E.F.H., Brothers, R.M., Greaney, J.L., (2021) Cerebrovascular Reactivity is Blunted in Young Adults with Major Depressive Disorder: The Influence of Current Depressive Symptomology. Journal of Affective Disorders, 295(1), 513-521

  • Impact of Cutaneous Blood on NIR-DCS Measures of Skeletal Muscle Blood Flow Index.

    Bartlett, M.F., Akins, J.D., Ongelia, A.P., Brothers, R.M., Wilkes, D., Nelson, M.D., (2021) Impact of Cutaneous Blood on NIR-DCS Measures of Skeletal Muscle Blood Flow Index. Journal of Applied Physiology, 131(3), 914-926

  • Global Reach 2018: nitric oxide-mediated cutaneous vasodilation is reduced in chronic, but not acute, hypoxia independently of enzymatic superoxide formation.

    Coombs, G.B., Akins, J.D., Patik, J.C., Vizcardo-Galindo, G.A., Figueroa-Mujíca, R., Tymko, M.M., Stacey, B.S., Iannetelli, A., Bailey, D.M., Villafuerte, F.C., Ainslie, P.N., Brothers, R.M., (2021) Global Reach 2018: nitric oxide-mediated cutaneous vasodilation is reduced in chronic, but not acute, hypoxia independently of enzymatic superoxide formation. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 172, 451-458

  • Young, Black Men Exhibit Blunted Hyperemic Responses to Mental Stress that are Not Ameliorated by Acute Dietary Nitrate Supplementation.

    Akins, J.D., Curtis, B.M., Patik, J.C., Olvera, G., Nasirian, A., Campbell, J.C., Brothers, R.M., (2021) Young, Black Men Exhibit Blunted Hyperemic Responses to Mental Stress that are Not Ameliorated by Acute Dietary Nitrate Supplementation.  Journal of Applied Physiology, 130(5), 1510-1521

  • Relative Lower Extremity Joint Power in High and Low Lactate Threshold Cyclists.

    Leary, B.K., Burton, H.M., Vardarli, E., Wolfe, A.S., Crawford, C.K., Akins, J.D., Jensen, J.L., Coyle, E.F., (2020) Relative Lower Extremity Joint Power in High and Low Lactate Threshold Cyclists. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 121, 231-238

  • Influence of sex on heightened vasoconstrictor mechanisms in the non-Hispanic black population.

    Brothers, R.M., Stephens, B.Y., Akins, J.D., Fadel, P.J., (2020) Influence of sex on heightened vasoconstrictor mechanisms in the non-Hispanic black population. The FASEB Journal, 34(11), 14073-82

  • Prolonged Standing Reduces Fasting Plasma Triglyceride but Does Not Influence Postprandial Metabolism Compared to Prolonged Sitting.

    Crawford, C.K., Akins, J.D., Vardarli, E., Wolfe, A.S., & Coyle, E.F., (2020) Prolonged Standing Reduces Fasting Plasma Triglyceride but Does Not Influence Postprandial Metabolism Compared to Prolonged Sitting. PLoS ONE, 15(2): e0228297

  • Low Stroke Volume during Exercise with Hot Skin is Due to Elevated Heart Rate.

    Chou, T.-H., Akins, J.D., Crawford, C.K., Allen, J.R., & Coyle, E.F., (2019) Low Stroke Volume during Exercise with Hot Skin is Due to Elevated Heart Rate. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51(10), 2025-2032.

  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.

    Akins, J.D. & Brothers, R.M. (2019) Cardiovascular Rehabilitation. In: Gatchel, R.J., Schultz, I.Z., & Ray, C. (Eds). Handbook of Rehabilitation in Older Adults (pp. 347-369). New York, NY: Springer

  • Inactivity Induces Resistance to the Metabolic Benefits of Acute Exercise.

    Akins, J.D., Crawford, C.K., Burton, H.M., Wolfe, A.S., Vardarli, E., & Coyle, E.F. (2019). Inactivity Induces Resistance to the Metabolic Benefits of Acute Exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, 126(4), 1088-1094.

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