Professor and Executive Director, HCRF, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 118 Human Clinical Research Facility
Mail Stop: 4253
Office Phone: (979) 458-1498
Other Title: Executive Director, HCRF & Director, ESNL
Directory Title: Professor and Executive Director, HCRF
Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
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Short Bio
Dr. Kreider serves as Professor, Executive Director of the Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF), and Director of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab at Texas A&M University. He served as Head of the Department of Health & Kinesiology and Thomas A. and Joan Read Endowed Chair for Disadvantaged Youth (2008 to 2017). He has over 30 years administrative experience serving as Co-Director/Director of the Wellness Institute & Research Center at Old Dominion University (1987 to 1993); Assistant Department Chair at the University of Memphis (1994 to 2002); Chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation and Director of the Center for Exercise, Nutrition & Preventive Health at Baylor University (2002 to 2008); Head of the Department of Health & Kinesiology (2008 to 2017), and Executive Director of the HCRF (2017 to present). Under his leadership, the departments at Baylor University and Texas A&M University experienced extraordinary growth, development, improved teaching and research facilities, enhanced scholarly productivity, improvement in national rankings, and international impact. Dr. Kreider is a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Health & Kinesiology and Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. He has conducted numerous studies on nutrition and exercise and has published three books, 185 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 440 research abstracts, and 150 health and fitness related articles. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 11,150 times in the literature (h-index 56, i10-index 132). Dr. Kreider and his students have presented over 600 presentations at regional, national, and international professional conferences. Dr. Kreider is a Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine (FACSM); an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a co-founder, board member, and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (FISSN); founding Editor-In-Chief of the BioMed Central - Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (IF 3.135); Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN); Board Member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA); elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (FNAK, #568); member of the American Public Health Association (APHA); and, member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Kreider has received over 24 million dollars as a PI, Co-PI and/or consultant in internal and/or external funding to support research related to the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, performance, and/or health disparities/equity. Dr. Kreider has received the NSCA Nutrition Achievement Award (2010), Global Health & Pharma Sport & Nutrition Award (2017), and the ISSN Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Dr. Kreider has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences internationally and serves as a scientific consultant for industry and national professional organizations.
Research Interests
Exercise Physiology
Health Disparities and Equity
Obesity & Weight Management
Role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, performance, and rehabilitation
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Koozehchian M, CP Eearnest, PY Jung, B Collins, R Dalton, S Shin, R Sowinski, C Rasmussen, P Murano, M Greenwood, RB Kreider. Dose response to one week of supplementation of a multi-ingredient pre-workout supplement containing caffeine prior to exercise. Journal of Caffeine Research. 7(3): 81-94, 2017.

2. Jung YP, CP Earnest, M Koozechian, E Galvan, R Dalton, D Walker, C Rasmussen, P Murano, M Greenwood, RB Kreider. Effects of acute ingestion of a pre-workout dietary supplement with and without p-synephrine on resting energy expenditure, cognitive function and exercise performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 14:3, 2017. DOI: 10.1186/s12970-016-0159-2. PMID: 28096758

3. Khanna D, C Baetge, S Simbo, B Lockard, E Galvan, YP Jung, M Koozehchian, R Dalton, M Byrd, C Rasmussen, M Greenwood, RB Kreider. Effects of diet and exercise-induced weight loss in sedentary obese women on inflammatory markers, resistin, and visfatin. Journal of Nutrition and Obesity. 1:102, 2017

4. Jung P, CP Earnest, M Koozechian, M Cho, N Barringer, D Walker, C Rasmussen, M Greenwood; PS Murano, RB Kreider. Effects of ingesting a pre-workout dietary supplement with and without synephrine for 8 weeks on training adaptations in resistance-trained males. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 14:1, 2017. DOI: 10.1186/s12970-016-0158-3. PMID: 28096757

5. Baetge C, CP Earnest, B Lockard, A Coletta, E Galvan, C Rasmussen, K Levers, S Simbo, YP Jung, M Koozehchian, M Byrd, J Oliver, R Dalton, B Sanchez, M Byrd, D Khanna, A Jagim, J Kresta, M Greenwood, RB Kreider. Efficacy of a randomized trial examining commercial weight loss programs on metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 10.1139/apnm-2016-0456. PMID: 28044449

6. Dalton RL, RJ Sowinski, TJ Grubic, PB Collins, AM Coletta, A Reyes, B Sanchez, M Koozehchian, YP Jung, C Rasmussen, MC Greenwood, PS Murano, CP Earnest, RB Kreider. Hematological and hemodynamic response to acute and short-term creatine nitrate supplementation. Nutrients. 15;9(12), 2017. doi: 10.3390/nu9121359. PMID: 29244743.

7. Kerksick CM, S Arent, BJ Schoenfeld, JR Stout, B Campbell, CD Wilborn, L Taylor, D Kalman, AE Smith-Ryan, RB Kreider, D Willoughby, PJ Arciero, TA VanDusseldorp, MJ Ormsbee, R Wildman, M Greenwood, TN Ziegenfuss, AA Aragon, J Antonio. International society of sports nutrition position stand: nutrient timing. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 14:33, 2017. PMID: 28919842.

8. Jager R, CM Kerksick, BI Campbell, PJ Cribb, SD Wells, TM Skwiat, M Purpura, TN Ziegenfuss, AA Ferrando, SM Arent, AE Smith-Ryan, JR Stout, PJ Arciero, MJ Ormsbee, LW Taylor1, CD Wilborn, DS Kalman, RB Kreider, DS Willoughby, L Breen, JR Hoffman, J Antonio. International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: protein and exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 14:20, 2017. PMID: 28642676

9. Kreider RB, DS Kalman, J Antonio, TN Ziegenfuss, R Wildman, R Collins, DG Candow, SM Kleiner, AL Almada, HL Lopez. International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise, health, and medicine. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 14:18, 2017. PMID: 28615996

10. Collins PB, CP Earnest, RL Dalton. RJ Sowinski. TJ Grubic. CJ Favot, AM Coletta, C Rasmussen, M Greenwood, RB Kreider. Short-Term Effects of a Ready-to-Drink Pre-Workout Beverage on Exercise Performance and Recovery. Nutrients. 9(8), 823, 2017. PMID: 28763003. doi:10.3390/nu9080823

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Nanoemulsion-Mediated Deliver of Citrus Terpenoids for Neuroprotection: A Potential Bioactive. (Co-PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 11,333.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Julie Kresta (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Jonathan Oliver (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Michelle Mardock (Fall, 2012), phd
Andrea Jagim (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Sunday Simbo (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Brittanie Lockard (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
Claire Baetge (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Nicholas Barringer (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Elfego Galvan, Jr. (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Kyle Scott Levers (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Adriana M. Coletta (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Yanghoon P. Jung (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Deepesh Khanna (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Brittany Kathryn Sanchez (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Michael James Byrd (Fall, 2017), Phd
Patrick Blaise Collins (Fall, 2017), Ph.D.
Ryan Lee Dalton (Fall, 2017), Ph.D.
Tyler Joseph Grubic (Fall, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2017 - ). Journal of Nutrition and Diabetes Research

Editorial Board Member (2012 - ). Bioenergetics

Co-Editor (2009 - ). Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Co-Editor (2003 - 2004). Sports Nutrition Journal

Editorial Board Member (2000 - ). Medycyna Spotowa

Editorial Board Member (1999 - 2003). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Assoc Editor (1997 - 2003). Journal of Exercise Physiology

Editorial Board Member (1992 - 1997). Journal of Optimal Nutrition

Editorial Board Member (1990 - 2006). International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2003-2008). Member of Board of Directors.  International Society of Sports Nutrition

(2001-2003). American Society of Exercise Physiologists.  President


(2017). Global Health & Pharma Sport & Nutrition Award. 

(2010). Awarded.  NSCA Nutrition Achievement Award

(2006). Cornealia Marschall Smith.  Nominee. Professor of the Year Award

(2001). Northland Chapter of ACSM Scholar Lecturer. 

(1998). Outstanding Academic Book Award.  Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

(1993). Prestigious Alumni Award.  College of Education, Liberty University

(1990). Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.  (FACSM)

(1990). Merit Award.  American Heart Assocation - Tidewater Affiliate, VA (1990)

(1990-1991). Outstanding Faculty Award.  Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University

(1987-1993). Scholar of the Darden College of Education.  Old Dominion University

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