Director of the Human Performance Laboratory
Reynolds Gymnasium, 314
Michael J. Berry received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds the rank of Professor and is Chair of the Health and Exercise Department.
He teaches Data Analysis and Interpretation and Human Physiology.
Dr. Berry is an exercise physiologist whose research interest focuses on exercise and the respiratory system. His specific interests are focused on factors which control respiration during exercise and the effects of exercise on individuals with diseases of the respiratory system. Dr. Berry was the principal investigator on the Exercise and Disability in COPD Patients II study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This 5 year study examined the role that lifestyle interventions can play in keeping COPD patients active. He is also the co-investigator on several large NIH sponsored trials dealing with exercise and disability. He is the author of over 50 publications in the scientific literature and several book chapters.
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The relationship between exercise tolerance and other outcomes in COPD.
Use of peak oxygen consumption in predicting physical function and quality of life in COPD patients.
The Reconditioning And Exercise in Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Trial II (REACT II): Rationale and study design for a clinical trial of physical activity among individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Perceived difficulty, importance, and satisfaction with physical function in COPD patients. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.
A randomized controlled trial comparing long- and short-term exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The reconditioning exercise and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease trial (REACT).
Gender moderates the effects of exercise therapy on health-related quality of life among COPD patients.
The relationship between %HRpeak and %VO2peak in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Exercise rehabilitation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease stage.