Graduate School
Penn State University (1986), Exercise Physiology

Research Interest

  • Dyspnea on exertion in obesity
  • Exercise physiology
  • Pulmonary function in aging
  • Pulmonary function in obesity
  • Sports medicine
  • Ventilatory limits to performance


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Weight Loss via Diet and Exercise Improves Exercise Breathing Mechanics in Obese Men.
Babb TG, Wyrick BL, Chase PJ, Delorey DS, Rodder SG, Feng MY, Ranasinghe KG Chest 2011 Jan 454-60
Short- and long-term modulation of the exercise ventilatory response.
Babb TG, Wood HE, Mitchell GS Med Sci Sports Exerc 2010 Sep 42 9 1681-7
Breathing mechanics during exercise with added dead space reflect mechanisms of ventilatory control.
Wood HE, Mitchell GS, Babb TG Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2009 Sep 168 3 210-7
Fat distribution and end-expiratory lung volume in lean and obese men and women.
Babb TG, Wyrick BL, DeLorey DS, Chase PJ, Feng MY Chest 2008 Oct 134 4 704-11

Honors & Awards

  • American Lung Association Career Investigator Award
  • Effie and Wofford Cain Chair in Cardiopulmonary Research

Professional Associations/Affiliations

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