Assistant Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Dr. Kirk L. English is an assistant professor of exercise and health sciences in the Department of Clinical, Health and Applied Sciences at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is also a senior scientist in the Health and Human Performance Institute (HHPI). Dr. English's research focuses on exercise and nutrition as preventatives to losses in muscle mass and function due to aging, illness, and spaceflight. Previously, he conducted this work at the University of Texas Medical Branch where he completed his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences with a concentration in nutrition and metabolism and at NASA Johnson Space Center where he studied and developed exercise countermeasures to the deleterious effects of long-duration spaceflight. Along with Dr. William Amonette, Dr. English has pioneered and advocated the evidence-based practice approach for the field of exercise science. Dr. English also trains endurance athletes and is a regular reviewer for numerous biomedical, exercise science, and spaceflight-related scientific journals.