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David Proctor
David N. Proctor, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology
Summary Statement

David N. Proctor  studies the physiology of aging and exercise; cardiovascular responses to exercise; regulation of skeletal muscle blood flow; skeletal muscle adaptation; vascular adaptation.

  • Kinesiology - KINES
  • Ph.D., 1994, Exercise Physiology, Kent State University
  • M.S., 1987, Physiology of Exercise, Ohio University
  • B.A., 1985, Physical Education, Capital University
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Office Address
105 Noll Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
  • Vascular physiology
  • Aging
  • Exercise as medicine
Grants and Research Projects

Dr. Proctor's research focuses on human cardiovascular aging, its functional consequences, sex-specific mechanisms, and potential therapeutic strategies. His laboratory's interests are  also the effects on arterial & cardiac stiffness as well as control of skeletal muscle blood flow at rest and during exercise.