Anthony P. Marsh, PhD FACSM, FGSA
Dr. Marsh received his undergraduate and MS degrees from the University of Western Australia and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He holds the rank of Professor and is the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Marsh is currently Senior Associate Dean of Faculty n the College and not teaching in the department.
HES 370: Biomechanics of Human Movement (2 sections) – Fall 1996- Fall 2015
HES 352: Human Gross Anatomy (3 sections) – Spring 1997- Spring 2013
My research has focused on the preservation or rehabilitation of physical function to reduce physical disability in older adults using behavioral interventions that focus on physical activity and weight loss. The format for my research has been randomized controlled trials conducted in a university laboratory setting and in the community. To compliment these efforts, my colleagues and I have developed novel assessment tools and interventions targeting muscle strength, power, and mobility. In particular, I investigate (1) how the basic components of muscle strength, power, balance, and body composition influence physical function and the performance of daily tasks in older adults; and (2) how interventions designed to target these basic components can lead to improvements in the health and well-being of older adults. I believe that collaborative, interdisciplinary research is essential to address the important questions in aging research.
1U24AR07113-01 (Pahor et al.) 12/6/2016 - 11/30/2022
Molecular transducers of physical activity in humans consortium (MoTrPAC) coordinating center
The goal of the Molecular transducers of physical activity in humans consortium (MoTrPAC) is to assemble a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity and, when possible, relate these changes to the benefits of physical activity. The consortium coordinating center will be comprised of experts from multiple institutions who will provide the organizational framework and overall coordination of the multi-site MoTrPAC study. The coordinating center will facilitate the activities and interactions of the individual Clinical Centers, the Chemical Analysis Sites, the Bioinformatics Center and the steering committee.
P30 AG021332 Kritchevsky (PI) 7/1/18-6/30/23
Wake Forest School of Medicine Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
The major goals of this project are to develop, test, and disseminate effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of physical disability in later life and to train next-generation leaders in clinical geriatric research.