Dr. Brubaker received his MS from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. from Temple University. Dr. Brubaker teaches Cardiopulmonary Disease Management, Graded Exercise Testing and Prescription and Physiology. Dr. Brubaker is an exercise physiologist whose research interest focuses on exercise and the cardiovascular system. His specific interests are focused in the area of heart failure exercise physiology and cardiovascular disease prevention/rehabilitation.
Human Physiology (HES 350/650)
Cardiovascular Disease Management (HES 761)
Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription (HES 765)
Peer-Reviewed Publications (since 2010)
Ayabe M, Brubaker PH*, Ishi K, Yahiro T, Kiyonaga K, Shindo M, Tanaka H. Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels of Venetian Adults. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. (in press)
Haykowsky MJ, Brubaker PH, Stewart KP, Morgan TM, Eggebeen J, Kitzman DW. Effect of Endurance Training on the Determinants of Peak Exercise Oxygen Consumption in Elderly Patients with Stable Compensated Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jul 10;60(2):120-8. PMID:22766338
Haykowsky M, Brubaker PH, Kitzman D. Role of Physical Training in Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2012 Jun;9(2):101- 6.PMID:22430146
Haykowsky MJ, Herrington DM, Brubaker PH, Morgan TM, Eggebeen J, Hundley WG, Kitzman DW. Relationship of Flow-Mediated Arterial Dilation and Exercise Capacity in Older Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22522508
Murad, K, Brubaker PH, Fitzgerald DM, Morgan TM, Goff DG, Soliman E, Eggebeen J, Kitzman DW. Exercise Training Improves Heart Rate Variability in Older Patients with Heart Failure: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Congest Heart Fail. 2012 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22536936.
Keteyian SJ, Kitzman D, Zannad F, Landzberg J, Arnold JM, Brubaker PH, BrawnerCA, Bensimhon D, Hellkamp AS, Ewald G. Predicting maximal HR in heart failure patients on β-blockade therapy. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Mar;44(3):371-6. PMID: 21900844
Brubaker P, Ozemek C, Gonzalez A, Wiley S, Collins G. Cardiorespiratory responses during underwater and land treadmill exercise in college athletes. J Sport Rehabil. 2011 Aug; 20 (3):345-54.PMID: 21828386
Haykowsky MJ, Brubaker PH, John JM, Stewart KP, Morgan TM, Kitzman DW. Determinants of exercise intolerance in elderly heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Jul 12;58(3):265-74. PMID: 21737017Rejeski WJ, Brubaker PH, Goff DC Jr, Bearon LB, McClelland JW, Perri MG, Ambrosius WT. Translating weight loss and physical activity programs into the community to preserve mobility in older, obese adults in poor cardiovascular health Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 23;171(10):880-6. 24. PMID: 21263080
Brubaker PH, Kitzman DW. Chronotropic incompetence: causes, consequences, and management. Circulation. 2011 Mar 8;123(9):1010-20. PMID: 21382903
Dobrosielski DA, Rosenbaum D, Wooster BM, Merrill M, Swanson J, Moore JB, Brubaker PH*. Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Collegiate Football Players and nonathletes J Am Coll Health. 2011;59(3):224-7.PMID: 21186454
Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Brubaker P, Kitzman DW, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is equally prognostic in young, middle-aged and older individuals diagnosed with heart failure. Int J Cardiol. 2010 Jun 24. PMID: 20580105
John JM, Haykowsky M, Brubaker P, Stewart K, Kitzman DW. Decreased left ventricular distensibility in response to postural change in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010;299(3):H883-9. PMID: 20562334
Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Brubaker P, Kitzman D, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Forman DE, Guazzi M. Defining the optimal prognostic window for cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with heart failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2010;3(3):405-11. Epub 2010 Mar 3.PMID: 20200329.
Kitzman DW, Brubaker PH, Morgan TM, Stewart KP, Little WC. Exercise training in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: a randomized, controlled, single-blind trial. Circ Heart Fail. 2010;3(6):659-67. PMID: 20852060
Arena R, Myers J, Abella J, Pinkstaff S, Brubaker P, Kitzman D, Peberdy MA, Bensimhon D, Chase P, Guazzi M. Prognostic significance of the oxygen uptake efficiency slope: percent-predicted versus actual value. Am J Cardiol. 2010;105(5):757-8. PMID: 20185029
Brubaker PH* and Ozemek C.. Exercise for the Failing Heart: Harmful or Helpful? ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. April 2010
Kitzman D, Hundley G, Brubaker PH, Morgan T, Moore JB, Stewart KP, Little WC. A Randomized, Blinded Trial of Enalapril in Older Patients with Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction: Effects on Exercise Tolerance and Arterial Distensibility. Circ Heart Fail. 2010 Jul 1;3(4):477-85. PMID: 2051642554.
Denton W, Brubaker PH. Avoidance May Be Bad For The Heart: A Comparison of Dyadic Initiator Tendency In Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients and Matched Controls. Behavorial Medicine. 2010;35(4):135-42.
Ayabe M, Brubaker PH*. Self-Monitoring Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity Versus Steps/Day Is More Effective in Chronic Disease Exercise Programs. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2010 Mar-Apr;30(2):111-5.PMID:19952772
- Active member and Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation for 20+ years.
- Published nearly 100 articles/chapters in exercise physiology or cardiology journals/books and co-authored a textbook entitled “Coronary Artery Disease: Essentials of Prevention and Rehabilitation Programs”.
- Given hundreds of research and clinical presentations in numerous states and countries (Australia, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore).
- Clinical Section Editor (7th ed.) of the ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and is Cardiovascular Section Editor for ACSM’s Exercise in the Management of Chronic Disease and Disability (3rd ed.).
- Research and clinical work are in the area of heart failure exercise physiology and cardiovascular disease prevention/rehabilitation and current funded research focuses on the effect of exercise interventions on aging, obesity, and heart failure.