Dengel is coinvestigator on grant funded by the National Institutes of Health

Donald R. Dengel, PhD, professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-investigator on a grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. The 5-year grant is titled “Early Life Stress and Cardiometabolic Health in Adolescence.” This study will determine factors that mediate or partially mediate the association of early life stressors with cardiometabolic function in adolescents adopted as infants or very young children from orphanages into well-resourced homes with youth reared in their natal families of comparable education and incomes. In addition, this study will explore the sex differences in early life stressors and cardiometabolic risk.