Dr. Matthew Delmonico
Office: 25 West Independence Way,Suite P,RM 214
Associate Professor, Exercise Science
Education & Training
B.S. Health & Physical Education, University of Maine
M.S. Exercise Science, University of Rhode Island
M.P.H. Epidemiology, University of South Florida
Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, University of Maryland
Post-Doc Epidemiology of Aging, University of Pittsburgh
KIN 123 - Foundations of Health
KIN 275 - Introduction to Exercise Science
KIN 420 - Fitness Programs for Chronic Disease
KIN 501 - Graduate Seminar
KIN 515 - Physiology of Physical Activity and Health
KIN 563 - Epidemiology of Physical Activity
• Strength training and physical functioning in older adults
• Physical/muscle functioning and aging
• Exercise and dietary interventions in older adults
• Gene polymorphisms and strength training adaptations, aging in older adults
• Body composition and exercise training, aging
Current Research Project
Recent Publications (from 31 peer-reviewed articles)
Delmonico MJ, Harris TB, Visser M, Park SW, Conroy M, Boudreau RM, Newman B, and Goodpaster BH. Longitudinal study of muscle strength, quality, and adipose tissue infiltration. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90:1579-1585, 2009.
Lofgren IE, Greene G, Schembre S, Delmonico MJ, Riebe D, and Clark PG. Comparison of diet quality, physical activity and biochemical values of older adults either reporting or not reporting use of lipid-lowering medication. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 14:168-172, 2010.
Avila JJ, Gutierres JA, Sheehy ME, Lofgren IE, and Delmonico MJ. Effect of moderate intensity resistance training during weight loss on body composition and physical performance in overweight older adults. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 109:517-525, 2010.
Lofgren IE and Delmonico MJ. Weight management strategies for recreational athletes – what do we tell them? American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 4: 218-221, 2010.
Delmonico MJ and Lofgren IE. Resistance training during weight loss in overweight and obese older adults: What are the benefits? American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 4: 309-313, 2010.
Kostek MC, Gordish-Dressman H, Harris TB, Thompson PD, Clarkson PM, Angelopoulos TJ, Gordon PM, Moyna NM, Pescatello LS, Visich PS, Zoeller RF, Seip RL, Garcia M, Li R, Zmuda JM, Delmonico MJ, Kanaya A, Hoffman EP, and Devaney JM. A polymorphism in the promoter region of IGF1 is associated with body composition and muscle function in women from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study and FMS cohort. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110:315-324, 2010.
Devaney JM, Gordish-Dressman H, Harmon BT, Bradbury MK, Devaney S, Harris TB, Thompson PD, Clarkson PM, Price TB, Angelopoulos TJ, Gordon PM, Moyna NM, Pescatello LS, Visich PS, Zoeller RF, Seip RL, Seo J, Hyoung Kim B, Tosi LL, Garcia M, Li R, Zmuda JM, Delmonico MJ, Lindsay R, Howard BV, Kraus WE, Hoffman EP. AKT1 polymorphisms are associated with risk for metabolic syndrome. Human Genetics, 129:129-39, 2011.
Cawthon PM, Fox KM, Gandra SR, Delmonico MJ, Chiou CF, Anthony MS, Caserotti P, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB, Goodpaster BH, Satterfield S, Cummings SR, Harris TB. Clustering of strength, physical function, muscle and adiposity characteristics and risk of disability in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59:781-787, 2011.
Cottell KE, Dorfman LR, Straight CR, Delmonico MJ, Lofgren IE. 2010. The effects of diet education plus light resistance training on coronary heart disease risk factors in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, In Press, 2011.
Straight C, Dorfman L, Cottell K, Krol J, Lofgren IE, Delmonico MJ. Effects of resistance training and dietary changes on physical function and body composition in overweight and obese older adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, In Press, 2011.
Sood S, Hanson ED, Delmonico MJ, Kostek MC, Hand BD, Roth SM, Hurley BF. Does insulin-like growth factor 1 genotype influence muscle power response to strength training in older men and women? European Journal of Applied Physiology, In Press, 2011.
Kostek MC and Delmonico MJ. Age-related changes in adult muscle morphology. Current Aging Science, In Press, 2011.
Most Recent Grant Funded Projects
Co-Principal Investigator: “Healthy Living for Older Adults” (2008). Funded by the USDA, University of Rhode Island College of Environmental & Life Sciences Community Access to Research and Extension Services (CELS CARES) grant program. Awarded: $99,990.
Principal Investigator: “Muscle power training with weight loss to improve muscle composition and physical functioning in overweight and obese older adults” (2008). Funded by the Faculty Assistance Fund, URI Foundation. Awarded: $1,500.
Co-Principal Investigator: “Interdisciplinary Student Training in Osteoporosis Evaluation Using Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry” (2008). Awarded: $95,750.
Co-Principal Investigator: Soy Health Research Program, Grant Incentive Award, United Soybean Board (2009). Awarded: $10,000.00.
Principal Investigator: "Tai Chi and Weight Loss in Obese Older Women" (2010). Funded by the USDA, University of Rhode Island College of Environmental & Life Sciences Community Access to Research and Extension Services (CELS CARES) grant program. Awarded: $130,542.
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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.