Education

Graduate School
Penn State University (1986), Exercise Physiology

Research Interest

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Dyspnea on exertion in obesity
  • Exercise physiology
  • Pulmonary function in aging
  • Pulmonary function in obesity
  • Respiratory effects of obesity in children
  • Respiratory mechanics at rest and during exercise
  • Sports medicine
  • Ventilatory limits to performance

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Verification of Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Obese and Nonobese Children.
Bhammar DM, Stickford JL, Bernhardt V, Babb TG Med Sci Sports Exerc 2016 Nov
Short-term modulation of the ventilatory response to exercise is preserved in obstructive sleep apnea.
Bernhardt V, Mitchell GS, Lee WY, Babb TG Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2016 Nov 236 42-50
Effect of weight loss on operational lung volumes and oxygen cost of breathing in obese women.
Bhammar DM, Stickford JL, Bernhardt V, Babb TG Int J Obes (Lond) 2016 Feb
Aerobic exercise training without weight loss reduces dyspnea on exertion in obese women.
Bernhardt V, Stickford JL, Bhammar DM, Babb TG Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2015 Nov 221 64-70
Weight loss reduces dyspnea on exertion in obese women.
Bernhardt V, Babb TG Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2014 Sep

Honors & Awards

  • American Lung Association Career Investigator Award
    (1999)
  • Effie and Wofford Cain Chair in Cardiopulmonary Research
    (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital