Virginia Commonwealth University

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Featured Researcher

Research Expertise and Focus

  • Stress and fitness level on an individual’s health
  • Hormonal responses to exercise and their relationship to health and human performance
  • Mental and physiological factors impacting human performance

Professional Highlights

Memberships and  Leadership

  • President-elect, Southeast American College of Sports Medicine, 2012
  • KL2 Scholars Program Committee Co-Chair, Center for Clinical and Translational Research,  VCU Medical Center
  • General Clinical Research Center Advisory Committee, VCU Medical Center
  • American Psychological Association, Division 47
  • President-elect, president and past president, American Psychological Association 2008-10
  • Board of directors, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
  • Member-at-large, executive committee, Southeast American College of Sports Medicine 2008-09

Fellowships

  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (F.A.C.S.M.)
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association (F.A.P.A.)

Editorial

  • Editorial board member, Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 2010-present
  • Oxford Research Reviews (ORR), Senior Editor on the Psychology Editorial Board
  • Guest reviewer for numerous journals

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • M.A., University of Maryland-College Park
  • B.S., Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.

Certifications

  • Clinical Exercise Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Consultant, Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
  • Reality Therapy, Institute for Reality Therapy

Selected Publications

Blake Crabb E, Franco RL, Bowen MK, Huang CJ, Caslin HL, Acevedo EO. G protein-coupled receptor kinase-2 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells following acute mental stress. Life Sci. 2016 Jan 15;145:184-9.

Caslin HL, Franco RL, Crabb EB, Huang CJ, Bowen MK, Acevedo EO. The effect of obesity on inflammatory cytokine and leptin production following acute mental stress. Psychophysiology. 2016 Feb;53(2):151-8.

Huang CJ, McAllister MJ, Slusher AL, Webb HE, Mock JT, Acevedo EO. Obesity-Related Oxidative Stress: the Impact of Physical Activity and Diet Manipulation. Sports Med Open. 2015;1(1):32. PMCID: PMC4580715

Huang CJ, Stewart JK, Shibata Y, Slusher AL, Acevedo EO. Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein and leptin are associated with stress-induced interleukin-6 cytokine expression ex vivo in obesity.Psychophysiology. 2015 May;52(5):687-94.

Huang CJ, Stewart JK, Shibata Y, Slusher AL, Acevedo EO. Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein and leptin are associated with stress-induced interleukin-6 cytokine expression ex vivo in obesity.Psychophysiology. 2015 May;52(5):687-94.

Franco RL, Bowen MK, Arena R, Privett SH, Acevedo EO, Wickham EP, Evans RK. Sex differences in pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics in obese adolescents. J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;165(6):1161-1165. PMCID: PMC4253596

Chun-Jung H, Webb HE, Zourdos MC, Acevedo EO. Cardiovascular reactivity, stress, and physical activity. Front Physiol. 2013; 4: 314. PMCID: PMC3819592

Webb HE, Rosalky DS, Tangsilsat SE, McLeod KA, Acevedo EO, Wax B. Aerobic fitness affects cortisol responses to concurrent challenges. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Feb;45(2):379-86. PMID: 22935740

Webb HE, Fabianke-Kadue EC, Kraemer RR, Kamimori GH, Castracane VD, Acevedo EO. Stress reactivity to repeated low-level challenges: a pilot study. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2011 Dec;36(4):243-50. PMID: 21748278

Huang CJ, Stewart JK, Franco RL, Evans RK, Lee ZP, Cruz TD, Webb HE, Acevedo, E.O.  LPS-stimulated tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6 mRNA and cytokine responses following acute psychological stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011 Nov;36(10):1553-61. PMID: 21600698

Webb H E, Garten R S, McMinn D R, Beckman JL, Kamimori GH, Acevedo EO. Stress hormones and vascular function in firefighters during concurrent challenges. Biol Psychol. 2011 Apr;87(1):152-60. PMID: 21382435

Huang CJ, Franco RL, Evans RK, Acevedo, E.O. Effects of mental challenge on neurovascular responses in healthy male subjects.  Int J Psychophysiol. 2010 Dec;78(3):225-30. PMID:  20708646

Huang CJ, Webb HE, Evans RK, McCleod KA, Tangsilsat SE, Kamimori GH, Acevedo EO. Psychological stress during exercise: Immunoendocrine and oxidative responses. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2010 Dec;235(12):1498-504. PMID: 21127346

Huang CJ, Webb HE, Garten RS, Kamimori GH., Acevedo, E.O. Psychological stress during exercise: Lymphocyte subset redistribution in firefighters.  Physiol Behav. 2010 Oct 5;101(3):320-6. PMID: 20570686

Hendrix AE, Acevedo EO, Hebert E. An examination of stress and burnout in certified athletic trainers at division I-A universities. J Athl Train. 2000 Apr-Jun;35(2):139-44. PMCID: PMC1323409