Dr. Cheri McGowan

Dr. Cheri McGowan

Dr. Cheri McGowan

core principal researcher

Associate Professor, Human Kinetics, University of Windsor



Dr. Cheri McGowan is an Professor and the Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor. She completed her Ph.D. in Human Biodynamics (Cardiovascular Physiology & Exercise Rehabilitation), her Master’s degree in Human Biodynamics (Health Psychology & Cardiac Rehabilitation) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and obtained her B.Sc. in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. She holds adjunct positions in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA), and the School of Medicine and Department of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI, USA), and is an Adjunct Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute (London, ON). She is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Human Hypertension – Nature


Research Focus

Clinical Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Doppler Ultrasound, Anxiety, Autonomic Function, Cardiovascular Disease, Depression, Exercise, Rehabilitation, Heart Rate Variability, Hypertension, Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity (MSNA), Psycho-Neural-Vascular interactions, Quality of Life, Self-Efficacy, Social Support, Vascular Function

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