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  • Room 204
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  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., 2019
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 2017
  • Master of Science, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I., 2014
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I., 2012

After earning his PhD, Stephen A. Maris completed a two-year post-doctoral training program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. As part of this program, he received training from the Clinical/Translational Research Academy at Harvard Medical School. During this time, Maris conducted research investigating the effects of lifestyle and pharmaceutical interventions on hormonal mechanisms of cardiovascular injury in humans and in animal models with genetic polymorphisms. At Springfield College, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology.

 

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Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Physiology
  • Mindfulness and Tai Chi
  • Interactions between Physical Activity and Genetics

Courses Taught

  • Genetics for Exercise Science
  • Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • Neuromuscular Physiology and Exercise
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Environmental Physiology and Exercise
  • Exercise for Special Populations

Certifications and Memberships

  • Certificate of Completion, Post-Doctoral Training Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Certificate of Attendance in Applied Biostatistics, Harvard Catalyst Education Program
  • Member, American Heart Association
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, New England American College of Sports Medicine

Presentations

  • “The Impact of Exercise on Vascular Responsiveness to Angiotensin II Infusion as a Novel Method to Measure Cardiovascular Function” – New England American College of Sports Medicine Tutorial Lecture. 2021
  • “Clinical Exercise Physiology Researcher Panel: Question and Answer Session” – New England American College of Sports Medicine. 2020
  • “Incorporation of Tai Chi in The Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Chronic Disease: Transferring Research to Practice” – New England American College of Sports Medicine recorded oral symposium. 2020
  • "Long-term Exercise After Pulmonary Rehabilitation (LEAP): Exploratory Results of a Pilot Randomized Trial of Tai Chi and Cardiorespiratory Function" - International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health 2020.
  • “The effect of Physical Activity on Hemodynamic Response to Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition in Hypertension” - National American College of Sports Medicine Meeting 2019.
  • “Differential Effects of Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Statins on Aldosterone Biosynthesis.” National Aldosterone Conference 2019.
  • "Differential Effects of Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Statins on Aldosterone Biosynthesis” National Endocrinology Conference 2019.
  • “The effect of Physical Activity on Hemodynamic Response to Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition in Hypertension” - National American College of Sports Medicine Meeting 2019.
  • “Comparing the Changes in Cardiovascular Function After Acute Exposure to Tai Chi or Walking.” National American College of Sports Medicine Meeting 2018.
  • “The DASH Diet Produces a Natriuretic Effect and Interacts with the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System.” Experimental Biology 2018.
  • “Genetic Variants In The Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor Induce Hypertension And Salt Sensitivity Of Blood Pressure.” Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Cardio-renal Symposium 2018.
  • “The Priming Effect of Lifestyle Changes In Pharmaceutical Interventions: Analyses in the DASH-DISH & HyperPATH Cohort.” Morehouse Medical School Research Presentation 2018 - Invited Speaker.
  • “The Journey: Path to PhD Programs and Post-Doctoral Fellow.” University of Rhode Island - Invited Guest Speaker 2018.
  • “The Acute Effects of Yoga on Resting Heart Rate and FMS Scores”. New England American College of Sports Medicine Meeting 2016.
  • “The effects of Tai Chi, resistance training, and diet on physical function in obese older women.” National American College of Sports Medicine Meeting 2014.

Publications

  • Jacquelyn J. Rickson, Stephen A Maris, Samuel AE Headley. Isometric Exercise Training: A Review of Hypothesized Mechanisms and Protocol Application in Persons with Hypertension. International Journal of Exercise Science 14(2): 1261-1276, 2021.
  • Gholami SK, Tay CS, Lee JM, Zagoren E, Maris SA, Wong JY, Garza AE, Caliskan Guzelce E, Pojoga LH, Adler GK, Romero J, Williams GH. Biological Sex Modifies Aldosterone's Secretion at a Cellular Level. J Endocrinol. 2021 Oct 1:JOE-21-0126.R2. doi: 10.1530/JOE-21-0126. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34643545.
  • Michelle Stehman & Stephen A Maris. “The onset of Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia and Individual Differences in Inappropriate Arginine Vasopressin Excretion: A Review of Proposed Mechanisms." Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology: Vol. 2 : Iss. 1 , Article 10. 2021. Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/scholarship_kin/vol2/iss1/10.
  • Maris SA., Meyer, KM, Murray G, Williams JS. “Physical Activity and the Hemodynamic Response to ACE Inhibition in Hypertension.” American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2020.https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827620935367.
  • Danielle L Brooks, Amanda E Garza, Ezgi Caliskan Guzelce, Shadi K Gholami, Thitinan Treesaranuwattana, Stephen Maris, Sanjay Ranjit, Chee Sin Tay, Jessica M Lee, Jose R Romero, Gail K Adler, Luminita H Pojoga, Gordon H Williams, mTORC1 Deficiency Modifies Volume Homeostatic Responses to Dietary Sodium in a Sex-Specific Manner, Endocrinology, bqaa041, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1210/endocr/bqaa041
  • Sanjay Ranjit, Jian Yao Wong, Jia Wei Tan, Chee Sin Tay, Jessica M Lee, Kelly Wong, Luminita Pojoga, Danielle Brooks, Amanda Garza, Stephen Maris, Isis Katayama, Jonathan Williams, Alicia Rivera, Gail Adler, Gordon H. Williams, Jose Romero. “Biological sex modulates endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase-1–mediated blood pressure regulation and the renin-angiotensin-system”. JCI Insight. 2019;4(21):e129615.https://doi.org/10.1172/jci.insight.129615.
  • Maris SA., Williams JS., Sun B., Brown S., Mitchell GF, Conlin PR. “Interactions of the DASH Diet with the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue 9, September 2019, nzz091, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz091
  • Maris SA., Paolone VJ., Winter CR., Headley SA. “Comparing the Changes in Cardiovascular Function After Acute Exposure to Tai Chi and Walking.” International Journal of Exercise Science 12(3): 77-87, 2019.
  • Xu F, Delmonico MJ, Lofgren IE, Uy KM, Maris SA, Quintanilla D, Taetzsch AG, Letendre J, Mahler L. “Effect of a Combined Tai Chi, Resistance Training and Dietary Intervention on Cognitive Function in Obese Older Women.” J Frailty Aging. 2017;6(3):167-171.
  • Taetzsch A, Quintanilla D, Maris SA, Letendre J, Mahler L, Xu F, Delmonico MJ, Lofgren IE. Impact on Diet Quality and Resilience in Urban Community Dwelling Obese Women with a Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention. Journal of Aging: Research and Clinical Practice. 2015;4(2):102-108
  • Maris SA, Quintanilla D, Taetzsch A, Picard A, Letendre J, Mahler L, Lofgren I, Xu 1, Delmonico MJ. “The combined effects of tai chi, resistance training, and diet on physical function and body composition in obese older women.” J Aging Res. 2014;2014:657851
  • Stephen A Maris, Jessica Lee, Chee Sin Tay, Eleanor Zagoren, Amanda E Garza, Luminita Pojoga, Jose Romero, Gordon H Williams, and Gail K Adler. SAT-356 Differential Effects of Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Statins on Aldosterone Biosynthesis - Abstract. April 2019 Journal of the Endocrine Society 3(Supplement_1) DOI: 10.1210/js.2019-SAT-356
  • SA Maris, CR Winter, VJ Paolone, SAE Headley. Comparing the Changes in Cardiovascular Function After Acute Exposure to Tai Chi or Walking: 1205 Board# 13 May 31 800 AM-930 AM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 50 (5S), 277
  • Maris SA., Brown S., Conlin P.R, Williams JS. “The Dash Diet Produces A Natriuretic Effect And Interacts With The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System”. FASEB J May 2018 – ABSTRACT
  • Dara LoBuono, Amy Taetzch, Dinah Quintanilla, Stephen Maris, Jonathan Letendre, Allison Picard, Matthew Delmonico, Furong Xu, Ingrid Lofgren, Leslie Mahler. “Cognition, nutrition and physical function in obese older women (124.7)”. FASEB J April 2014 28:124.7 ABSTRACT
  • Amy Taetzsch, Dara Lobuono, Dinah Quintanilla, Stephen Maris, Jonathan Letendre, Allison Picard, Leslie Mahler, Furong Xu, Matthew Delmonico, Ingrid Lofgren. “Diet quality in community dwelling obese women following a behavioral-based diet, tai chi, and resistance training intervention (1026.7)” FASEB J April 2014 28:1026.7 ABSTRACT