Department of Kinesiology

Laurie Wideman, Associate Professor
Ph.D., IRB Chair


Office: 270 HHP Building, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 334-3234
Email address:

Research Interests

Exercise Physiology

Recent Publications

  • Eifert, E., Wideman, L., Oberlin, D.J., and Labban, J. The relationship between physical activity and perceived health in older women: Findings from the Woman’s College Alumni Study. Journal of Women & Aging (Accepted; Publication expected Feb 2014)
  • Savoca, M., Oakley, M., Austin, A., Martinek, T., Wideman, L. and Carter, K. Heart of Hypertension Project: Development of a community-based prevention program for young African-American men. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action 7(2): 63-169. PMCID: 23793247
  • Wideman, L., Montgomery, M., Levine, B., Beynnon, B. and Shultz, S. 2013. Accuracy of calendar based methods for assigning menstrual cycle phase in women. Journal of Sports Health 2(5): 143-149.
  • Montgomery, M.M., Shultz, S.J., Schmitz, R.J., Wideman, L. and Henson, R. 2012. Influence of lean body mass and strength on landing energetics. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise 44(12): 2376-2383. PMCID: 22811034
  • Bell, R.D., Shultz, S.J., Wideman, L. and Henrich, V. 2012. Genotypes previously associated with ACL injury and other soft tissue pathologies are also associated with joint laxity. Journal of Sports Health 4(4): 312-318. PMCID: 23016102.

Brief Bio

Laurie Wideman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Laurie earned a BSc. in Biology in 1990 from the University of Waterloo and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Ball State University in 1993. In 1997, she earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia. She has served on the faculty at UNCG since 2000. Prior to joining the UNCG faculty, she was a full-time research technician at the NIH funded General Clinical Research Center at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Wideman's primary research area is exercise endocrinology, with a specific focus on hormones and cytokines that relate to metabolism and body composition alterations in response to acute and chronic exercise. Dr. Wideman is also interested in how individuals utilize physical activity throughout the lifespan to maintain health and wellness.

Dr. Wideman has over 20 years of experience with collection of different biological specimens, exercise testing and body composition assessment. Dr. Wideman has established research collaborations within Kinesiology and across the UNCG campus. Within Kinesiology, Dr. Wideman is working with Dr. Etnier to investigate the role of the ApoE genotype in cognition of older adults and with Dr. Shultz on the hormonal influences on ACL injury risk. Across campus, Dr. Wideman has a long term collaboration with Dr. Lovelady (Nutrition) investigating the hormonal influences on bone mineral density in post-partum women, with Dr. Somnez (School of Business) and Dr. Apostolopoulos (Public Health) on the cardiometabolic risks of long-haul truckers and with Dr. Shanahan (UNC CH) and Dr. Calkins (Human Development) investigating the cardiometabolic risk of adolescents. Recently, Dr. Wideman has forged a collaboration with Dr. Henrich (Biology) and the Children's National Medical Center to investigate the influence of acute exercise on gene expression.