Christopher M. Hearon, Jr., Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Physiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas

Education

  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO -  Ph.D., Human Bioenergetics, 2012-2016, Mentor: Dr. Frank Dinenno
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO - M.S., Integrative Physiology, 2010-2012, Mentor: Dr. Douglas Seals
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX - BS, Health and Exercise Sport Science, Minor: Zoology, Cum Laude, 2006-2010 

Current Studies

  • The effect of renal denervation on autonomic function and blood pressure regulation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension.
  • Impact of exercise training on metabolic, autonomic, and vascular function in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • The effects of exercise training on cardiovascular function in individuals at high risk for the development of heart failure
  • Autonomic and vascular adaptation to chronic high altitude exposure in lowlanders and high altitude natives

Contact Info:

Christopher Hearon, Jr.
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Cardiovascular Physiology Autonomic Function Laboratory
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
7232 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75231
Office: 214-345-4624
Email: ChristopherHearon@texashealth.org

Publications
  • Selected Publications

    Hearon CM Jr., Sarma S, Dias KA, Hieda M, Levine BD. Impaired oxygen uptake kinetics related to reduced peripheral oxygen extraction in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Heart. 2019; PMID: 31208971

    *Highlighted in an Editorial by Borlaug BA; PMID: 31278143

    Tymko MM, Ainslie PN, Lawley JS, Hansen AB, Hofstaetter F, Rainer S, Moralez G, Gasho C, Vizcardo G, Bermudez D, Villafuerte F, Hearon CM Jr. Global Reach 2018: Heightened α-adrenergic signaling impairs endothelial function during chronic exposure to hypobaric hypoxia. Circulation Research. 2020; PMID: 32268833

    *Highlighted in an Editorial by Swenson ER; PMID: 32614721

    Hearon CM Jr., Richards JC, Racine ML, Luckasen GJ, Larson DG, Dinenno FD. Amplification of endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in contracting human skeletal muscle: role of KIR channels. Journal of Physiology 2018; PMID 30506579
    *Highlighted in a Perspectives Article by Welsh DG; PMID: 30615195

    Hearon CM Jr., Richards JC, Luckasen GJ, Larson DG, Joyner MJ, Dinenno FA. ATP maintains the ability to blunt α1-adrenergic vasoconstriction during combined blockade of nitric oxide, prostaglandins, Na+/K+-ATPase, and KIR channels. Journal of Physiology 2017; PMID: 28590059
    *Highlighted in an Invited Commentary; Channels, PMID: 28796561
    *Featured in a Journal Club Article PMID: 29359807

    Hearon CM Jr., Kirby BS, Crecelius AR, Luckasen GJ, Larson DG, Dinenno FA. Endothelium-dependent vasodilatory signalling modulates α1 -adrenergic vasoconstriction in contracting skeletal muscle of humans. Journal of Physiology 2016; PMID: 27561916
    *Selected as Editor’s Choice December 15, 2016 issue
    *Highlighted in a Perspectives Article by Segal SS; PMID: 27976390
    *Featured in a Journal Club Article; PMID: 28025832

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