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Oklahoma State University

Sam Emerson

Sam Emerson

Assistant Professor

417 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: (405)744-2303
Fax: (405)744-1357

sam.emerson@okstate.edu
Personal Website

Education

Degree               Institution                                 Area of Study
Ph.D. Kansas State University Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health
M.S. Kansas State University Kinesiology
B.S. Oklahoma State University Nutritional Sciences

Expertise

Metabolic and inflammatory responses to meal consumption; Physical activity and nutrition interactions; Aging and metabolic health

Publications

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Emerson EM, Cull BJ, Casey K, Haub MD, and Rosenkranz SK. Postprandial Metabolic Responses Differ by Age Group and Physical Activity Level. The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging (in press).

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Teeman CS, Emerson EM, Cull BJ, Haub MD and Rosenkranz SK. Realistic Test-Meal Protocols Lead to Blunted Postprandial Lipemia but Similar Inflammatory Responses Compared to a Standard High-fat Meal. Current Developments in Nutrition (2017) 1(5).

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Harms CA, Haub MD, Melgarejo T, Logan C, and Rosenkranz SK. Magnitude and Timing of the Postprandial Inflammatory Response to a High-fat Meal in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review. Advances in Nutrition (2017) 8(2):213-25.

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Kurti SP, Rosenkranz SK, Chapes SK, Teeman CS, Cull BJ, Emerson SR, Levitt M, Smith JR, and Harms CA. Does chronic physical activity level modify the airway inflammatory response to an acute bout of exercise in the post-prandial period? Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism (2017) 42(2):173.

Kurti SP, Emerson SR, Rosenkranz SK, Teeman CS, Emerson EM, Cull BJ, Smith JR, and Harms CA. Post-prandial systemic and airway 8-isoprostane responses to meals of varying caloric and fat content in non-asthmatic, insufficiently active men. Nutrition Research (2016).

Teeman CS, Kurti SP, Cull BJ, Emerson SR, Haub MD, and Rosenkranz SK. Postprandial Lipemic and Inflammatory Responses to High-Fat Meals: A Review of the Roles of Acute and Chronic Physical Activity. Nutrition and Metabolism (2016) 13:80.

Emerson SR, Haub MD, Teeman CS, Kurti SP, and Rosenkranz SK. Summation of Blood Glucose and Triglycerides to Characterize the “Metabolic Load Index”. British Journal of Nutrition (2016) 116(9):1553.

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Snyder BS, Sitaraman K, Haub MD, and Rosenkranz SK. Effects of thirty and sixty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise on postprandial lipemia and inflammation in overweight men: a randomized cross-over study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (2016) 13(1):26.

Kurti SP, Kurti AN, Emerson SR, Rosenkranz RR, Smith JR, Harms CA, and Rosenkranz SK. Household Air Pollution Exposure and Influence of Lifestyle on Respiratory Health and Lung Function in Belizean Adults and Children: A Field Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2016) 13(7):643.

Teeman CS, Kurti SP, Cull BJ, Emerson SR, Haub MD, and Rosenkranz SK. The effect of moderate intensity exercise in the postprandial period on the inflammatory response to a high-fat meal: An experimental study. Nutrition Journal (2016) 15(1):1.

Emerson SR, Rosenkranz SK, Rosenkranz RR, Kurti SP, and Harms CA. The Potential Link between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Post-Exercise Airway Narrowing across Puberty: a Longitudinal Cohort Study. Public Health Nutrition (2015) 19(13):2435.

Kurti SP, Smith JR, Emerson SR,Castinado M, and Harms CA. Absence of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in High-Intensity Continuous or Interval Cycling Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2015) 29(11):3171.

Smith JR, Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Gandhi K, and Harms CA. Lung volume and expiratory flow rates from pre- to post-puberty. European Journal of Applied Physiology (2015) 115(8):1645.

Kurti SP, Rosenkranz SK, Chapes SK, Cull BJ, Teeman CS, Emerson SR, and Harms CA. Does Moderate Intensity Exercise Attenuate the Post-prandial Lipemic and Airway Inflammatory Response to a High-fat Meal? Biomed Research International (2015).

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Rosenkranz SK, Smith JR, and Harms CA. Decreased Prevalence of Exercise Expiratory Flow Limitation from Pre- to Post-Puberty. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (2015) 47(7):1503.

Presentations

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Emerson EM, Cull BJ, Casey K, Fees AJ, Haub MD, and Rosenkranz SK. Postprandial Triglyceride Responses in Younger versus Older Active Adults.

● K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum, Manhattan, KS. March 2017.

● ACSM annual meeting, Denver, CO. June 2017.

 

Kurti SP, Emerson SR, Rosenkranz SK, Smith JR, Harms CA. Older women exhibit higher airway 8-isoprostane responses to exhaustive exercise compared to older men.

● ACSM annual meeting, Denver, CO. June 2017.

 

Martinez O, Emerson SR, Cull BJ, Kurti SP, Alexander S, Lovoy G, Turpin VR, Hayes J, Rosenkranz SK. Effects of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors and Insulin Sensitivity.

● Developing Scholars Program Research Forum, Manhattan, KS. April 2017. *James R Coffman Award of Excellence

 

Kurti SP, Emerson SR, Rosenkranz SK, Smith JR, Harms CA. Habitual Physical Activity Level Modifies Lung Function, But Not 8-Isoprostane Generation, In Older Adults.

● American Physiological Society scientific sessions at Experimental Biology, Chicago, IL. April 2017.

 

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Harms CA, Haub MD, Melgarejo T, Logan C, and Rosenkranz SK. Characterizing the Inflammatory Response to a High-fat Meal in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review.

● Research and the State, Manhattan, KS. November 2016. *top presenter award (selected to present research to legislators at Kansas Capitol)

● Chosen to be presented at Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Topeka, KS. March 2017.

● American Society for Nutrition scientific sessions at Experimental Biology, Chicago, IL. April 2017.

 

Alexander A, Smith JR, Emerson SR, Harms CA, and Barstow TJ. Effect of Puberty on Gas Exchange Threshold in Untrained Boys and Girls.

● ACSM annual meeting, Boston, MA. May 2016.

 

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Teeman CS, Emerson EM, Cull BJ, Haub MD, and Rosenkranz SK. Size and Timing Matter: Differential Triglyceride Responses to Three Meal Conditions.

● K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum, Manhattan, KS. March 2016. *second place in poster competition

● College of Human Ecology Spring Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Forum, Manhattan, KS. April 2016. *top poster award

● American Society for Nutrition annual meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2016.


Kurti SP, Emerson SR, Rosenkranz SK, Teeman CS, Emerson EM, Cull BJ, Smith JR, Harms CA. The effects of high-fat and moderate-fat meals on exhaled 8-isoprostane in insufficiently active, non-asthmatic men.

● College of Human Ecology Spring Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Forum, Manhattan, KS. April 2016. *top poster award

● American Society for Nutrition annual meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2016.

 

Kim J, Emerson SR, Rosenkranz SK, Haub MD. The impact of physical activity and resistant starch on gut fermentation.

● College of Human Ecology Spring Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Forum, Manhattan, KS. April 2016. *top poster award

 

Teeman CS, Kurti SP, Cull BJ, Emerson SR, Haub MD, Rosenkranz SK. Does Moderate Intensity Exercise in the Postprandial Period Attenuate the Inflammatory Response to a High-Fat Meal?

● College of Human Ecology Fall Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Forum, Manhattan, KS. November 2015. *top poster award

● K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum, Manhattan, KS. March 2016.

● American Society for Nutrition annual meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2016.

 

Emerson SR, Rosenkranz SK, Kurti SP, Rosenkranz RR, Harms CA. Is there a Link Between Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption and Post-exercise Airway Narrowing Across Growth?

● K-State Research Forum, Manhattan, KS. March 2015.

● ACSM annual meeting, San Diego, CA. May 2015.

● College of Human Ecology Fall Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Forum, Manhattan, KS. November 2015. *top poster award

 

Kurti SP, Rosenkranz SK, Chapes SK, Cull BJ, Teeman CS, Emerson SR, and Harms CA. Does moderate intensity exercise attenuate the post-prandial lipemic and airway inflammatory response to a high-fat meal?

● ACSM’s meeting on the Integrative Physiology of Exercise. Miami, FL. September 2014.

● Central States Chapter of ACSM regional conference. Overland Park, KS. October 2014.

● College of Human Ecology Fall Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Forum, Manhattan, KS. November 2015.

 

Teeman CS, Cull BJ, Kurti SP, Emerson SR, Haub MD, Rosenkranz SK.  Does VO2peak moderate the association between dietary fat intake and post-prandial fat oxidation?

● Central States Chapter of ACSM regional conference. Overland Park, KS. October 2014.

● K-State Research Forum, Manhattan, KS. March 2015.

● ACSM annual meeting, San Diego, CA. May 2015.

 

Kurti SP, Rosenkranz SK, Chapes SK, Levitt M, Cull BJ, Teeman CS, Emerson SR, Klaassen T, and Harms CA. The Effect of Physical Activity on Post-Prandial Triglycerides and Airway Inflammation Following a High-Fat Meal.

● ACSM annual meeting, San Diego, CA. May 2015.

 

Emerson SR, Haub MD, Kurti SP, and Rosenkranz SK. 60 minutes of moderate-intensity walking improves fasting insulin sensitivity in overweight non-diabetic men.

● ACSM’s meeting on the Integrative Physiology of Exercise. Miami, FL. September 2014.

● Central States Chapter of ACSM regional conference. Overland Park, KS. October 2014.

 

Emerson SR, Kurti SP, Rosenkranz SK, Smith JR, and Harms CA. Sex differences in cardiopulmonary function during exercise from pre- to post-puberty.

● ACSM annual meeting. Orlando, FL. May 2014.

 

Kurti SP, Emerson SR, Smith JR, Castinado KM, and Harms CA. The effect of a bout of high-intensity interval training on respiratory muscle fatigue.

● Central States Chapter of ACSM regional conference. Warrensburg, MO. October 2013.

● ACSM annual meeting. Orlando, FL. May 2014.

 

Smith JR, Emerson SR, and Harms CA.Airways and lung growth during puberty.

● Central States Chapter of ACSM regional conference. Warrensburg, MO. October 2013.

● ACSM annual meeting. Orlando, FL. May 2014.

 

Kurti SP, Kurti AN, Rosenkranz SK, Emerson SR, and Harms CA. The effect of indoor air pollutants on lung health and reported symptoms among rural Belizean adults.

● Global Health and Innovation Conference. New Haven, CT. April 2014.

 

Kurti AN, Kurti SP, Rosenkranz SK, Emerson SR, and Harms CA. Environmental contributors to decreased lung function in Belizean children.

● Global Health and Innovation Conference. New Haven, CT. April 2014.

 

Conchola EC, Hester GM, Hawkey MJ, Palmer TB, Emerson SR, Mackey CS, Thompson BJ, and Smith DB.  Effects of two high intensity training protocols on caloric expenditure during free weight squats.

● Central States Chapter of ACSM regional conference. Columbia, MO. October 2012.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Nutrition
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine - Central States chapter

Service

  • Reviewer, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Cancer (IJC)
  • Reviewer, Current Developments in Nutrition (CDN)
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Applied Physiology (EJAP)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Science and Medicine and Sport (JSAMS)
  • Reviewer, McGraw-Hill publishing company, Nutrition Essentials: A Personal Approach, 2013

Curriculum Vitae