ESNL Staff
Richard B. Kreider, PhD, FACSM, FISSN, MX

Richard B. Kreider, PhD, FACSM, FISSN, MX - Lab Director

Dr. Kreider serves as Professor, Department Head, and Thomas A. and Joan Read Endowed Chair for Disadvantaged Youth in the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Kreider also directs the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab. Prior to coming to Texas A&M, Dr. Kreider served as Chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation at Baylor University and Director of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab and Center for Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Health.  Click here to read more.

Chris Rasmussen, MS, MX, CSCS, EPC

Chris Rasmussen, MS, MX, CSCS, EPC - Lab Coordinator

Chris serves as the Research Associate for the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory (ESNL) within the Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN) at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Prior to his time at Texas A&M he served in similar capacities at both Baylor University and the University of Memphis. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Kansas University and Master’s degree from the University of Memphis.  His hobbies include spending time with his wife and two young daughters, running and striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

J.P. Bramhall, MD

J.P. Bramhall, MD - Medical Supervisor

Dr. Bramhall serves as the Director of Sports Medicine and Team Physician for the Department of Athletics at Texas A&M University.  He also serves as the medical director for the ESNL.

Research Assistants & Visiting Scholars
  • Research Assistants 

Current Doctoral Students              

  • Mike Byrd, MSEd, MBA, LPTA, HFI, NASM-CPT
  • Major Nick Barringer, MS, RD
  • Jeremy Carter, MS
  • Minye Cho, MS
  • Adriana Coletta, MS, RD
  • Ryan Dalton, MS
  • Elfego Galvin, MS, RD    
  • Merrick Gearing (Nutrition)   
  • Chelsea Goodenough, BS   
  • Peter Jung, MS
  • Deepesh Khanna, MS, MPH
  • Majid Koozehchian, MS
  • Kyle Levers, MS                
  • Abigail O'Conner, MS (Nutrition) 
  • Aimee Reyes, MS (Nutrition)   

Masters Students

  • Felix Ayadi, BS
  • Chun-Hao Chang, BS
  • Ryan Sowinski (Nutrition)

Undergraduate Students

  • Kasey Hogan
  • Esmeralda Garcia
  • Daniel Hoefler
  • Charlsie Mitchell
  • Victoria Nutting
  • Marquette Pradia

Recent Doctoral Alumni

  • Claire Baetge, PhD - UTSA
  • Kristen Beavers, PhD - Wake Forrest University
  • Jackie Beckham-Dove, PhD - Baylor University
  • Thomas Buford, PhD - University of Florida
  • Jen Wismann-Bunn, PhD - Campbell University
  • Brian Brabham, PhD - UMHB
  • Bill Campbell, PhD - University of South Florida
  • Matt Cooke, PhD (Post-Doc) - U. Queensland
  • Terry Magrans-Courtney, PhD
  • Erika Dieke, PhD - Texas Lutheran University
  • Maria Ferreira, PhD - Wayne State University
  • David Fogt, PhD (Post-Doc) - UTSA
  • Melyn Galbreath, NP, PhD, Le Bonheur Hospital
  • Travis Harvey, PhD - USSOCOM
  • Gregory Hudson, PhD - George Washington U.
  • Jean Jitomir, PhD - UTMB-Galveston
  • Mike Iosia, PhD (Post-Doc) - Lee University
  • Andrew Jagim, PhD - Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Chad Kerksick, PhD - University of New Mexico
  • Julie Kresta, PhD - University of Pittsburgh
  • Paul La Bounty, PhD - Baylor University
  • Rui Li, PhD - Northeastern University
  • Brittaine Lockard, PhD - TAMU (Adjunct)
  • Brandon Marcello, PhD - Stanford University
  • Maj. Michelle Mardock, PhD - US Army - Bethesda
  • Jen Moreillon, PhD - Baylor University
  • Erika Nassar, PhD - Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Jonathan Oliver, PhD - TCU
  • Adam Parker, PhD - Angelo State University
  • Monica Serra, PhD - University of Maryland
  • Brian Shelmadine, PhD - Student - Western U.
  • Sunday Simbo, PhD - TAMU - CTRAL
  • Lem Taylor, PhD - UMHB
  • Colin Wilborn, PhD - UMHB