Dr. Darren T. Beck
Office: 25 West Independence Way, RM 225
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Education & Training
B.S. – Exercise Physiology, University of Delaware
Ph.D. – Applied Physiology/Exercise Physiology, University of Florida
Postdoctoral Fellow – Pharmacology/Physiology/Translational Research, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
KIN 120 – Weight Training
KIN 275 – Introduction to Exercise Science
KIN 300 – Physiology of Exercise
KIN 420 – Fitness Programs for Individuals with Chronic Disease
Beck DT, Martin JS, Casey DP, Braith RW. Exercise improves resistance artery endothelial function and oxidant/antioxidant balance in young prehypertensives. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2013.
Avery JC, Beck DT, Casey DP, Sardina PD, Braith RW. Enhanced external counterpulsation improves resistance artery blood flow in patients with coronary artery disease. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 2013.
Yarrow JF, Beck DT, Conover CF, Beggs LA, Goldberger BA, Borst SE. Invalidation of a commercially available human 5α-dihydrotestosterone immunoassay. Steroids. 78(12-13):1220-1225, 2013.
Beck DT, Martin JS, Casey DP, Braith RW. Exercise training reduces peripheral arterial stiffness and myocardial oxygen demand in young prehypertensives. American Journal of Hypertension. 26(9): 1093-1102, 2013.
Beck DT, Casey DP, Martin JS, Emerson BD, Braith RW. Exercise training improves endothelial function in young prehypertensives. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 238(4):443-441, 2013.
Yarrow JF, Beggs LA, Conover CF, McCoy SC, Beck DT, Borst SE. Influence of androgens on circulating adiponectin in male and female rodents. Public Library of Science. 7(10): e47315, 2012.
Braith RW, Casey DP, Beck DT. Enhanced external counterpulsation for ischemic heart disease: A look behind the curtain. Exercise and Sports Science Reviews. July; 40(3):145-152, 2012.
Martin JS, Beck DT, Aranda JM, Braith RW. Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) improves peripheral artery function and glucose tolerance in patients with abnormal glucose tolerance. Journal of Applied Physiology. 112(5):868-876, 2012.
Martin JS, Casey DP, Gurovich AN, Beck DT, Braith RW. Association of age with timing and amplitude of reflected pressure waves during exercise in men. American Journal of Hypertension. 24:4; 415-420, 2011.
Casey DP, Nichols WW, Conti CR, Choi CY, Khuddus MA, Beck DT, Braith RW. Enhanced external counterpulsation decreases arterial stiffness and myocardial oxygen demand in patients with refractory angina pectoris. American Journal of Cardiology. 107:1466-1472, 2011.
Braith RW, Conti CR, Nichols WW, Choi CY, Khuddus MA, Beck DT, Casey DP. Enhanced external counterpulsation improves peripheral artery flow mediated dilation in patients with chronic angina: A randomized sham-controlled study. Circulation. 122:1612-1620, 2010.
Martin JS, Beck DT, Gurovich AN, Braith RW. The acute effects of smokeless tobacco on central aortic blood pressure and wave reflection characteristics. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 235(10): 1263-1268, 2010.
Adkisson EJ, Casey DP, Beck DT, Gurovich AN, Martin JS, Braith RW. Central, peripheral and resistance arterial reactivity: fluctuates during the phases of the menstrual cycle. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 235(1): 111-118, 2010.
Gurovich AN, Beck DT, Braith RW. Aortic pulse wave analysis is not a surrogate for central arterial pulse wave velocity. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 234(11):1339-44, 2009.
Braith RW, Beck DT. Resistance exercise: training and adaptation and developing a safe exercise prescription. Heart Failure Review. 13:69-79, 2008.
Casey DP, Beck DT, Braith RW. Progressive resistance training without volume increases does not alter arterial stiffness and aortic wave reflection. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 232(9): 1228-35, 2007.
Casey DP, Beck DT, Braith RW. Systemic plasma levels of nitrite/nitrate (NOx) reflect brachial flow-mediated dilation in young men and women. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. 34(12):1291-3, 2007.
Honors and Awards
University of Florida Alumni Fellowship
National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowship
Veterans Affairs Postdoctoral Fellowship
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Internship in Australia Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 15; Session 1: 1:00-1:45; Session 2: 2:00-2:45; Where: Independence Square 203
Kinesiology Walking Program
The Kinesiology Department is seeking students to serve as walking coaches for the new “Rhode To Health” program on Wednesdays from 12-1. Highly interested students can also serve on the planning committee. The program will begin Wednesday, October 2 with a big kick-off ceremony up on campus. This is a great way for students to gain experience working in a “real world” setting.
Scholarships For Study Abroad
The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Thursday, September 19th 7PM-8PM Memorial Union, Room 318, Tuesday, September 24th 1 PM-2PM. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship(DEADLINE 10/1/2013), CLICK HERE
For additional information on education abroad scholarship opportunities CLICK HERE
The Study Abroad Fair
It will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Information on study abroad and the Kinesiology Australia Internship Program will be available.
URI Physical Therapy Open House
The annual URI PT open house will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 in Independence Square.
Kinesiology in the News
Kinesiology is a broad field encompassing all facets of human movement. CLICK HERE to learn more
HSS Living and Learning Community
HSS Living and Learning Community
in Butterfield Hall is a great opportunity for Kinesiology students to network with each other during their first year on campus.