Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Cook's main areas of research are aging, neuromuscular function and resistance training, particularly, blood flow restricted resistance training. Dr. Cook has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Sports Medicine. Her research is published in many top journals including the Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the European Journal of Applied Physiology. She received the Outstanding New Investigator Research Award from the University New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services in 2014 and the New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine in 2015.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Neuromuscular Adaptations to Low-Load Blood Flow Restricted Resistance Training.Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.  17:66-73. 2018
    2017 Blood flow restricted resistance training in older adults at risk of mobility limitations.Experimental Gerontology.  99:138-145. 2017
    2017 Knee extensor power asymmetry is unrelated to functional mobility of older adults.Experimental Gerontology.  98:54-61. 2017
    2017 Effect of instructions on EMG during the bench press in trained and untrained males.Human Movement Science.  55:182-188. 2017
    2017 Asymmetry of lower extremity force and muscle activation during knee extension and functional tasks.Muscle and Nerve.  56:495-504. 2017
    2017 Is the whole not greater than the sum of its parts? The case of sarcopenic obesity.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  106:14-15. 2017
    2016 1765.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  48:479. 2016
    2016 Effect of Verbal Instructions on EMG During the Bench Press in Trained and Untrained Males: 2193 Board #345 June 2, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  48:622. 2016
    2016 Identification and Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation Associated ECG Markers in Collegiate Cross-Country Skiers: 1772 Board #7 June 2, 1: 00 PM - 3: 00 PM.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  48:481. 2016
    2016 Augmenting strength-to-weight ratio by body weight unloading affects walking performance equally in obese and nonobese older adults.Age.  38:21. 2016
    2015 Early Results of a Helmetless-Tackling Intervention to Decrease Head Impacts in Football Players.Journal of Athletic Training.  50:1219-1222. 2015
    2014 A novel sensorimotor movement and walking intervention to improve balance and gait in women.Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.  20:311-316. 2014
    2014 Neuromuscular function following muscular unloading and blood flow restricted exercise.European Journal of Applied Physiology.  114:1357-1365. 2014
    2013 Cardiovascular fitness, activity, and metabolic syndrome among college men and women.Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders.  11:370-376. 2013
    2013 Effect of cryotherapy on muscle recovery and inflammation following a bout of damaging exercise.European Journal of Applied Physiology.  113:2577-2586. 2013
    2013 Sex differences in blood flow restricted isotonic knee extensions to fatigue.Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.  53:444-452. 2013
    2013 Neuromuscular Function after a Bout of Low-Load Blood Flow–Restricted ExerciseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  45:67-74. 2013
    2013 Neuromuscular function after a bout of low-load blood flow-restricted exercise.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  45:67-74. 2013
    2012 Strength Asymmetry Increases Gait Asymmetry and Variability in Older WomenMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  44:2172-2181. 2012
    2012 Strength asymmetry increases gait asymmetry and variability in older women.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  44:2172-2181. 2012
    2012 Skeletal muscle volume following dehydration induced by exercise in heat.Extreme Physiology and Medicine.  1:3. 2012
    2011 Nutrition and resistance exercise during reconditioning from unloading.Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine.  82:805-809. 2011
    2011 Scientific literacy and attitudes towards American space exploration among college undergraduatesSpace Policy.  27:48-52. 2011
    2010 Skeletal muscle adaptations following blood flow-restricted training during 30 days of muscular unloading.Journal of Applied Physiology Journal of Applied Physiology Respiratory Environmental and Exercise Physiology.  109:341-349. 2010
    2007 Effects of Exercise Load and Blood-Flow Restriction on Skeletal Muscle FunctionMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  39:1708-1713. 2007
    2007 Effects of exercise load and blood-flow restriction on skeletal muscle function.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  39:1708-1713. 2007
    2007 Reliability of techniques to assess human neuromuscular function in vivo.Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.  17:90-101. 2007
    2006 Accelerometry as a measure of subject compliance in unilateral lower limb suspension.Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine.  77:953-956. 2006
    2006 Evaluating task modification as an objective measure of functional limitation: repeatability and comparability.Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  61:718-725. 2006
    2005 Knee extensor isometric unsteadiness does not predict functional limitation in older adults.American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  84:112-121. 2005

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2016 Effects of Resistance Training on Strength, Physical Function and Quality of Life in Older Adults: 442 Board #279 June 1, 9: 30 AM - 11: 00 AM.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 125. 2016
    2015 BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTED RESISTANCE TRAINING IN OLDER ADULTSThe Gerontologist. 144-144. 2015
    2015 Does The Weaker Limb Limit Physical Performance In Older Adults?Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 24-24. 2015
    2015 Effect of a 10-Week Barefoot Running Intervention on Race Performance in Habitually Shod RunnersMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 857-857. 2015
    2015 Sex Differences in Regional Distribution of Muscle, Intermuscular Adipose and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue in Older AdultsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 413-413. 2015
    2015 Short-Term Effects of Blood Flow Restricted Resistance Training in Older Adults at Risk of Mobility LimitationsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 516-516. 2015
    2015 The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction on Neuromuscular Function and Fatigue During Leg Press ExerciseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 442-442. 2015
    2015 The Relationship of Quadriceps Power and Physical Function in Older AdultsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 588-589. 2015
    2014 Increasing Strength-to-Weight Ratio Changes Gait Timing but not Walking Speed in Older AdultsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 830-830. 2014
    2014 Neuromuscular and Hypertrophic Adaptations to Short-term Blood Flow Restricted Resistance TrainingMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 882-882. 2014
    2014 The Influence of Strength and Aerobic Capacity on Walk Performance in Older AdultsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 442-442. 2014
    2013 A Novel Comprehensive Somatosensory Training Program To Improve Balance And Gait In WomenMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 286-286. 2013
    2013 Neuromuscular Recovery After a Bout of Low-load Blood Flow Restricted Exercise in Young FemalesMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 617-617. 2013
    2013 Post Activation Potentiation After About Of Low-load Blood Flow Restricted ExerciseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 616-616. 2013
    2013 Static Balance Testing Predicts Gait Performance in Middle-Aged and Older WomenMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 286-286. 2013
    2012 Effects Of High-load Versus Low-load Blood Flow Restricted Resistance Training On Strength And HypertrophyMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 199-199. 2012
    2012 Strength Asymmetry Increases Gait Asymmetry and Variability in Older WomenMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 432-432. 2012
    2011 Acute Effects of Blood-Flow-Restricted Exercise on Muscular Function and Central ActivationMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 751-751. 2011
    2011 Effects of Seat Tube Angle Manipulation on Cardiorespiratory Response and Frontal Area in Female CyclistsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 88-89. 2011
    2010 Evaluation of Bone Markers during Unilateral Lower Limb Suspension and Blood Flow Restricted ExerciseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 41-41. 2010
    2010 Resistance Exercise and Nutrition in Muscle Hypertrophy Following Disuse Muscle Atrophy: A Pilot StudyMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 514-514. 2010
    2008 The Effects of an Acute Bout of Plyometrics on Muscle Fatigue in Female AthletesMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. S6-S7. 2008
    2006 Influence of Motor Imagery on Disuse-Induced Strength Loss and Central Activation FunctionMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. S391-S391. 2006
    2005 Planar Accelerometry As A Measure Of Subject Compliance With Unilateral Lower Limb SuspensionMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. S35-S36. 2005
    2005 Role Of Coactivation During An Isometric Leg-extensor Fatigue Test In Children With Cerebral PalsyMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. S231-S231. 2005
    2005 Traditional Versus Functional Training And Contributors To Functional Improvement In Pre-clinically Disabled Older AdultsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. S337-S337. 2005

    Teaching Activities

  • Biology of Aging Taught course 2019
  • Exercise Laboratory Techniques Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology Taught course 2019
  • Cont Persp in Exercis Science Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology Taught course 2018
  • Science & Pract Strength Train Taught course 2018
  • Teaching Practicum Taught course 2018
  • Sci Foundations Health&Fitness Taught course 2018
  • Teaching Practicum Taught course 2018
  • Topics in Applied Physiology Taught course 2018
  • Topics in Applied Physiology Taught course 2018
  • Biology of Aging Taught course 2017 - 2018
  • Biology of Aging Taught course 2017
  • Science & Pract Strength Train Taught course 2017
  • Biology of Aging Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology Taught course 2017
  • Analysis Professnl Literature Taught course 2017
  • Exercise Laboratory Techniques Taught course 2017
  • Biology of Aging Taught course 2016
  • Science & Pract Strength Train Taught course 2016
  • Biology of Aging Taught course 2016
  • Biology of Aging Taught course 2015
  • Science & Pract Strength Train Taught course 2015
  • Ex Rx/L'ship Health & Spec Pop Taught course 2015
  • Exercise Laboratory Techniques Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study/Honors Taught course 2014
  • Science & Pract Strength Train Taught course 2014
  • Ex Rx/L'ship Health & Spec Pop Taught course 2014
  • Exercise Laboratory Techniques Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg University
  • M.S. Exercise Science, Syracuse University
  • Ph.D. Science Education & Exercise Science, Syracuse University
  • Full Name

  • Summer Cook
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Kinesiology

    124 Main Street Department of Kinesiology

    Durham

    NH

    03824