Nutrition & Metabolism

Faculty & Staff

Douglas Paddon-Jones

Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM
Professor and Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health

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Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1124

P: 409-772-3073
E: djpaddon@utmb.edu

Biography

Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Metabolism in the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Dr. Paddon-Jones is also the Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a senior fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging.

Dr. Paddon-Jones received a Diploma of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging from Queensland University of Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Science degree with 1st class Honors in Human Movement Studies from The University of Queensland, a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Ball State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Movement Studies from The University of Queensland. His research efforts focus on the regulation of muscle mass and function in healthy and clinical populations.

Grants & Funding

  • Grant# RO1 NR012973-012011 - 2017
    • Source: National Institute of Nursing Research, NINR
    • Study: Preserving muscle mass and function in bedridden older adults
    • Objective: The goal of this study is to reduce the negative consequences of physical inactivity and promote rehabilitation in aging muscle.
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Grant: Dairy Research Institute2012 - 2016
    • Source: National Dairy Council
    • Study: Whey protein, aging and physical inactivity
    • Objective:The goal of this study is to determine if whey protein supplementation can preserve muscle mass and function during inactivity.
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Grant# U01 AR0711502016 - 2022
    • Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIAMS
    • Study: University of Texas Adult Clinical Center (MoTrPAC)
    • Objective: The goal is to assemble a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to movement and relate these changes to the benefits of physical activity.
    • Role: Clinical Research Core Leader
  • Grant# P30 AG0248322005 - 2020
    • Title: Pilot/Exploratory Studies Core (PESC), UTMB Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)
    • Source: National Institute on Aging, NIA
    • Objective: The goal is to stimulate new research addressing the issues of functional loss and gain and promoting functional recovery from serious illness in the elderly. Other goals include the targeting of early stage investigators and funding investigators well established in other areas who can turn their expertise to studies consistent with the OAIC theme.
    • Role: Co-Investigator, Co-leader: Clinical Research Resource Core

Notable Publications

Note: A complete list of all publications can be found on the abbreviated CV.


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