Matthew A. Tucker Ph.D.

Augusta University

Dr. Tucker received his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas in 2016. During his doctoral training, his research focused on various aspects of hydration and human thermoregulation, including novel methods of hydration assessment, and the impact of dehydration on macro- and micro-vascular function in lean and obese individuals. His current position is postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Integrative Vascular and Exercise Physiology (LIVEP) at the Georgia Prevention Institute at Augusta University. Currently, Dr. Tucker is interested in further uncovering non-pulmonary factors that contribute to exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis and investigating potential treatment interventions targeting identified areas of dysfunction. Since joining LIVEP, Dr. Tucker has presented research findings related to cystic fibrosis at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting and recently published an article in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis demonstrating that a single bout of maximal exercise can improve lung function in patients with CF. He is the author/co-author of more than 40 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters and serves as a manuscript reviewer for several scientific journals.