Kembra Albracht-Schulte, Ph.D.
Researcher: Kembra Albracht-Schulte, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology
Laboratory: Room 109F, Nutrition, Exercise, & Translational (NExT) Medicine Laboratory
Dr. Albracht-Schulte is director of the Nutrition, Exercise, & Translational (NExT) Medicine Lab in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management at Texas Tech University. She has a M.S. in Exercise Science and a Ph.D. in Nutrition. Her research has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (pre-doctoral award, 2017-2019 and post-doctoral award, 2020-2022).
It has been predicted that by 2030, 57.8% of the adult population worldwide will be overweight or obese, defined as having abnormal or excessive fat accumulation. Obesity associated low-grade systemic inflammation promotes dyslipidemia and dysglycemia and contributes to the development of obesity related metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and cardiovascular diseases (CVD), among others.
Dr. Albracht-Schulte's research efforts aim to understand the mechanistic and potentially synergistic effects of exercise (intensity vs. duration) and nutrition (e.g. foods, nutrients, food bioactives and supplements) interventions by conducting clinical and translational research. Ultimately, this will help us understand inter-individual differences in chronic disease susceptibility and to design treatment utilizing optimized and targeted exercise and diet interventions.
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management
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