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Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Kate Early, Ph.D.

Kate Early, Ph.D.


Dr. Kate Early

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Health and Wellness Center 207
Phone: 706-507-8295


Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Louisiana State University

M.A. in Exercise Science, Central Michigan University

B.S. in Biochemistry, Central Michigan University

Courses Taught

EXSC 3135   Kinesiology

EXSC 4131   Exercise Physiology

EXSC 4133   Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

EXSC 4135   Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

EXSC 6116   Environmental Stressors and Exercise

EXSC 6135   Data Analysis

Area of Expertise

Cardiovascular physiology, Hydration, Environmental physiology


Dr. Kate Early is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University. In her graduate training, Kate focused on physiologic responses and markers of hydration in athletes and diseased populations to environmental stress. Kate's research interests focus on cardiovascular responses to exercise using interventions such as hot environments and hydration. In addition, she is interested in cardiovascular disease risk factors and gender and racial gender and race.

Selected Publications:

Sutton E, Beyl R, Early K, Cefalu A, Ravussin E, Peterson C. Early time-restricted feeding improves insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and oxidative stress in humans, even in the absence of weight loss. (2018). Cell Metabolism. 27(6): 1212-1221.

Early K, Theall B, Lemoine N, Harrell B, Earnest C, Johannsen N. Free-living, chronic dehydration and cardiovascular response to exercise in a heated environment. (2018). Physiological Reports. 6(8):e13672.

Early K, Stewart A, Johannsen N, Lavie C, Thomas J, Welsch M. The effects of exercise training on brachial artery flow-mediated dilation: a meta-analysis. (2017). J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 37(3):77-89.