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 6 books, 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 450 research abstracts, and 150 health and fitness related articles. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 14,150 times in the literature (h-index 63, i10-index 143). Dr. Kreider and his students have presented 675 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 5.068); Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN); former Board Member of the American Kinesiology Association (2015 - 2018); 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) among others. Dr. Kreider has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences internationally and serves as a scientific expert 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. Vargas, S., Petro, J. L., Romance, R., Bonilla, D. A., Florido, M. A., Kreider, R. B., Schoenfeld, B. J. and Benitez-Porres, J. Comparison of changes in lean body mass with a strength- versus muscle endurance-based resistance training program. Eur J Appl Physiol. 119(4):933-940, 2019. Epub Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s00421-019-04082-0. PMID: 30680448

2. Grubic TJ, RJ Sowinski, BE Nevares, VM Jenkins, SL Williamson, AG Reyes, C Rasmussen, M Greenwood, PS Murano, CP Earnest, RB Kreider. Comparison of ingesting a food bar containing whey protein and isomalto-oligosaccharides to carbohydrate on performance and recovery from an acute bout of resistance-exercise and sprint conditioning: an open label, randomized, counterbalanced crossover pilot study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 16:34, 2019. PMID: 31409363

3. Candow DG, SC Forbes, PD Chilibeck, SM Cornish, J Antiono, RB Kreider. Effectiveness of creatine supplementation on aging muscle and bone: focus on falls prevention and inflammation. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 11;8(4), 2019. pii: E488, 2019. doi: 10.3390/jcm8040488. PMID: 30978926

4. Park Y, HY Park, J Kim, H Hwang, Y Jung, R Kreider, K Lim. Effects of whey protein supplementation prior to, and following, resistance exercise on body composition and training responses: A randomized doubleblind placebo-controlled study. J Exerc Nutrition Biochem. 20189;223(2):00347-01414, PMC 6651693

5. 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

6. Jager R, AE Mohr, KC Carpenter, CM Kerksick, M Purpura, A Moussa, JR Townsend, M Lamprecht, NP West, K Black, M Gleeson, DB Pyne, SD Wells, SM Arent, AE Smith-Ryan, RB Kreider, BI Campbell, L Bannock, J Scheiman, CJ Wissent, M Pane, DS Kalman, JN Pugh, J Antonio. International society of sports nutrition position stand: Probiotics. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 16(1):62, 2019. PMID: 31864419

7. Kerksick CM, CD Wilborn, MD Roberts, A Smith-Ryan, SM Kleiner, R J[228][228]ger, R Collins, M Cooke, JN Davis, E Galvan, M Greenwood, LM Lowery, R Wildman, J Antonio, RB Kreider. ISSN exercise & sports nutrition review update: research & recommendations. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 15:38, 2018. PMID: 30068354

8. Kreider RB. Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice. Lulu Publishers, Raleigh, NC. 2019, 417 p Primary author.

9. Tiller NB, JD Roberts, L Beasley, S Chapman, JM Pinto, L Smith, M Wiffin, M Russell, SA Sparks, L Duckworth, J O'Hara, L Sutton, J Antonio, DS Willoughby, MD Tarpey, AE Smith-Ryan, MJ Ormsbee, TA Astorino, RB Kreider, GR McGinnis, JR Stout. JW Smith, SM. Arent, BI Campbell, L Bannock. International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Nutritional considerations for single-stage ultra-marathon training and racing. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 16.50, 2019. PMID: 31699159

10. Romance R, VS Vargas, S Espinar, JL Petro, DA Bonilla, BJ Schoenfeld, RB Kreider, J Benitez-Porres. Oral contraceptive use does not negatively affect body composition and strength adaptations. International Journal of Sports Medicine. E-pub, September 6, 2019. DOI: 10.1055/a-0985-4373. PMID: 31491790

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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
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Julie Kresta (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Jonathan Oliver (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Michelle Mardock (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
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), Ph.D.
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 (2018 - ). Bioenergetics

Editorial Board Member (2018 - ). International Journal of Nutrition Food and Health Sciences

Editorial Board Member (2018 - ). International Journal of Sport Studies

Editorial Board Member (2018 - ). Journal of Nutrition and Diabetes Research

Editor (2018 - ). Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Associate Editor (2018 - ). Nutrients

Editorial Board Member (2018 - ). Sports Medicine

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

Editorial Board Member (2000 - ). Medycyna Spotowa

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

Associate 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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