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Ed Melanson, PhD, FACSM

Core Faculty


Associate Professor - University of Colorado -  Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

(303) 303-724-0935

ed.melanson@ucdenver.edu

Professional Qualifications

Appointments

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Mentor: James O. Hill, Ph.D., 1998 - 2003

Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2003 - 2008

Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, University of Colorado Denver, 2008 - Present

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado,Boulder, 2009 - Present

Education

University of Massachusetts, Department of Exercise Science (Ph.D.), Doctoral Advisor: Patty S. Freedson, Ph.D., Dissertation: “Heart Rate Variability: Relationship to Physical Activity, Response to Training,and Effects of Maturation”, 1999

University of Massachusetts, Department of Exercise Science (M.S.), 1994

The Ohio State University, School of Business (B.S), 1998

Curriculum Vitae

 Research and Scholarship Interests

Grant Support

Active

National Institutes of Health (1R01DK077088, Melanson). “Energy Expenditure & Activity During & After Exercise-Induced Weight Loss”. 9/1/07-8/31/12

National Institutes of Health (1R01DK089095, Tregallas, Jason). “Neuronal Responses to Effective Weight Loss Maintenance Strategies”. 9/10/10-8/31/14

National Institutes of Health (1R01HL109706, Wright, Kenneth). “Metabolic and Cognitive Consequence of Sleep Loss” (Wright, Kenneth) 8/1/11 – 7/31/15

National Institutes of Health (1R43DK09336, Los Gatos Research). “Dramatic Improvements to the Doubly Labeled Water Technique by measurement of 17O. 8/10/11-7/31/12

National Institutes of Health (1R01DK091287, Melanson). “Measuring Energy Expenditure Using Direct Calorimetry”. 9/21/11 – 8/31/15

Complete

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (R01 HL08570, Wright). “Health and Safety Consequences of Sleep Loss”.

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 Publications (within the last five years)

Manuscripts in Peer-reviewed Journals

Melanson, E.L., W.T. Donahoo, G.K. Grunwald, and R. Schwartz, Changes in 24-h substrate oxidation in older and younger men in response to exercise. J Appl Physiol, 2007. 103(5): p. 1576-82.

Sazonov, E., S. Schuckers, P. Lopez-Meyer, O. Makeyev, N. Sazonova, E.L. Melanson, and M. Neuman, Non-invasive monitoring of chewing and swallowing for objective quantification of ingestive behavior. Physiol Meas, 2008. 29(5): p. 525-41.

MacLean, P.S., J.A. Higgins, H.R. Wyatt, E.L. Melanson, G.C. Johnson, M.R. Jackman, E.D. Giles, I.E. Brown, and J.O. Hill, Regular exercise attenuates the metabolic drive to regain weight after long-term weight loss. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2009. 297(3): p. R793-802.

Melanson, E.L., A. Astrup, and W.T. Donahoo, The relationship between dietary fat and fatty acid intake and body weight, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. Ann Nutr Metab, 2009. 55(1-3): p. 229-43.

Melanson, E.L., W.S. Gozansky, D.S. Barry, P.S. Maclean, G.K. Grunwald, and J.O. Hill, When energy balance is maintained, exercise does not induce negative fat balance in lean sedentary, obese sedentary, or lean endurance-trained individuals. J Appl Physiol, 2009.

Sazonov, E., O. Makeyev, P. Lopez-Meyer, S. Schuckers, E. Melanson, and M. Neuman, Automatic detection of swallowing events by acoustical means for applications of monitoring of ingestive behavior. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 2009.

Sazonov, E.S., S.A. Schuckers, P. Lopez-Meyer, O. Makeyev, E.L. Melanson, M.R. Neuman, and J.O. Hill, Toward Objective Monitoring of Ingestive Behavior in Free-living Population. Obesity (Silver Spring), 2009. 17(10): p. 1971-5.

Volpe, S.L., E.L. Melanson, and G. Kline, Validation of bioelectrical impedance analysis to hydrostatic weighing in male body builders. Acta Diabetol, 2009.

Jordan, L.Y., E.L. Melanson, C.L. Melby, M.S. Hickey, and B.F. Miller, Nitrogen Balance in Older Individuals in Energy Balance Depends on Timing of Protein Intake. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2010.

Jung, C.M., E.L. Melanson, E.J. Frydendall, L. Perreault, R.H. Eckel, and K.P. Wright, Energy expenditure during sleep, sleep deprivation and sleep following sleep deprivation in adult humans. J Physiol, 2010. 589(Pt 1): p. 235-44.

Lopez-Meyer, P., O. Makeyev, S. Schuckers, E.L. Melanson, M.R. Neuman, and E. Sazonov, Detection of food intake from swallowing sequences by supervised and unsupervised methods. Ann Biomed Eng, 2010. 38(8): p. 2766-74.

Melanson, E.L., J.P. Ingebrigtsen, A. Bergouignan, K. Ohkawara, W.M. Kohrt, and J.R. Lighton, A new approach for flow-through respirometry measurements in humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2010. 298: p. R1571-R1579.

Sazonov, E.S., O. Makeyev, S. Schuckers, P. Lopez-Meyer, E.L. Melanson, and M.R. Neuman, Automatic detection of swallowing events by acoustical means for applications of monitoring of ingestive behavior. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 2010. 57(3): p. 626-33.

Volpe, S.L., E.L. Melanson, and G. Kline, Validation of bioelectrical impedance analysis to hydrostatic weighing in male body builders. Acta Diabetol, 2010. 47(1): p. 55-8.

Steig, A.J., M.R. Jackman, E.D. Giles, J.A. Higgins, G.C. Johnson, C. Mahan, E.L. Melanson, H.R. Wyatt, R.H. Eckel, J.O. Hill, and P.S. Maclean, Exercise reduces appetite and traffics excess nutrients away from energetically efficient pathways of lipid deposition during the early stages of weight regain. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2011.

Bergouignan, A., W.S. Gozansky, D.W. Barry, W. Leitner, P.S. Maclean, J.O. Hill, B. Draznin, and E.L. Melanson, Increasing dietary fat elicits similar changes in fat oxidation and markers of muscle oxidative capacity in lean and obese humans. PLoS One, 2012. 7(1): p. e30164.

Cornier, M.A., E.L. Melanson, A.K. Salzberg, J.L. Bechtell, and J.R. Tregellas, The effects of exercise on the neuronal response to food cues. Physiol Behav, 2012. 105(4): p. 1028-34.

Minor, B.D., D.E. Heusinger, E.L. Melanson, K.L. Hamilton, and B.F. Miller, Energy Balance Changes the Anabolic Effect of Postexercise Feeding in Older Individuals. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2012.

Reviews and Position Papers

Melanson, E.L., P.S. Maclean, and J.O. Hill. Exercise increases fat metabolism in skeletal muscle but does not increase 24 h fat oxidation. Ex Sci Sports Rev. 37(2):93-101, 2009

Melanson EL, Astrup A, and Donahoo WT. The relationship between dietary fat and fatty acid intake and body weight, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. Ann Nutr Metab 55: 229-243, 2009

Melanson, E.L., A. Astrup, and W.T. Donahoo, The relationship between dietary fat and fatty acid intake and body weight, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. Ann Nutr Metab, 2009. 55(1-3): p. 229-43.

Abstracts Presented at Scientific Meetings

Jung, C. M., E. L. Melanson, L. Perreault and R. H. Eckel (2007). Influence of Sleep Deprivation and Recovery Sleep on 24 Hour Energy Expenditure. Sleep. 31: A109.

Makeyev, O., E. Sazonov, S. Schuckers, P. Lopez-Meyer, E. Melanson and M. Neuman (2007). Limited receptive area neural classifier for recognition of swallowing sounds using continuous wavelet transform. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007: 3128-3131.

Makayev, O., E. Sazonov, S. Schuckers, P. Lopez-Meyer, E. L. Melanson and M. Neuman (2008). Recognition of Swallowing Sounds Using Time-Frequency Decomposition and Limited Receptive Area Neural Classifier. and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVI: Proceedings of AI-2008, The Twenty-eighth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Cambridge, OIUK, Springer: 33-46.

Steig, A., M. Jackman, G. Johnson, B. Fleming, E. Melanson, H. Wyatt, J. Higgins, J. Hill, R. H. Eckel and P. S. MacLean (2008). Regular Exercise after Weight Loss Reduces the Trafficking of Dietary Fat to Adipose Tissue During Weight Regain. Obesity. 16 (Suppl. 1): S193-S193.

Jung, C. M., F. E.J., E. L. Melanson, L. Perreault, R. H. Eckel and K. P. Wright (2009). Influence of the Transition from Wakefulness to Sleep, Sleep Stage and Recovery Sleep on Energy Expenditure in Humans. Sleep. 32: A32.

Melanson, E. L., J. C. Dykstra and N. Szuminsky (2009). "A novel approach for measuring energy expenditure in free-living humans." Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1: 6873-6877.

Melanson, E. L., W. S. Gozansky, D. B. Barry, P. S. Maclean and J. O. Hill (2009). Exercise Does Not Increase 24hr Fat Oxidation in Trained, Sedentary, or Obese Individuals. Med Sci Sports Exercise. 41: 40..

Bergouignan, A., B. Draznin, W. S. Gozansky, D. W. Barry, D. J. Jacobsen, P. S. MacLean, J. O. Hill and M. E.L. (2010). Effect of increasing dietary fat intake on markers of skeletal muscle oxidative capacity in lean and obese adults. Obesity. 2S.

Melanson, E. L., W. S. Gozansky, D. W. Barry, P. S. MacLean and J. O. Hill (2010). Increased fat intake progressively decreased energy expenditure and increased fat balance in both lean and obese adults. Obesity. 2S: S14.

Cornier, M. A., A. K. Salzberg, J. L. Bechtell and M. E.L. (2011). The effects of a chronic exercise intervention on appetite and eating behaviors. Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Annual Meeting. Appetite. Suppl 1.: S11

Markwald, R.R., E.L. Melanson, M.R. Smith, J. Higgins, L. Perreault, R.H. Eckel, and K.P. Wright, Jr., Impact of insufficient sleep on total daily energy expenditure, food intake, and weight gain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2013. 110(14): p. 5695-700.

McFadden, K.L., M.A. Cornier, E.L. Melanson, J.L. Bechtell, and J.R. Tregellas, Effects of exercise on resting-state default mode and salience network activity in overweight/obese adults. Neuroreport, 2013. 24(15): p. 866-71.

Melanson, E.L., S.K. Keadle, J.E. Donnelly, B. Braun, and N.A. King, Resistance to Exercise-Induced Weight Loss: Compensatory Behavioral Adaptations. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 2013.

Ohkawara, K., M.A. Cornier, W.M. Kohrt, and E.L. Melanson, Effects of increased meal frequency on fat oxidation and perceived hunger. Obesity (Silver Spring), 2013. 21(2): p. 336-43.

Rudroff, T., M.R. Holmes, E.L. Melanson, and M.M. Kelsey, Sex differences in time to task failure during early pubertal development. Muscle Nerve, 2013.

Rudroff, T., M.M. Kelsey, E.L. Melanson, M.B. McQueen, and R.M. Enoka, Associations between Neuromuscular Function and Levels of Physical Activity Differ for Boys and Girls during Puberty. J Pediatr, 2013.

Dannecker, K.L., N.A. Sazonova, E.L. Melanson, E.S. Sazonov, and R.C. Browning, A Comparison of Energy Expenditure Estimation of Several Physical Activity Monitors. Med Sci Sports Exerc, In press.

Sevits, K.J., Melanson. E.L., T. Swibas, S.E. Binns, A.L. Klochack, M.C. Lonac, G.L. Peltonen, R.L. Scalzo, M.M. Schweder, A.M. Smith, L.M. Wood, C.L. Melby, and C. Bell, Total daily energy expenditure is increased following a single bout of sprint interval training. J Appl Physiol, In press.

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 Honors and Awards

Outstanding Doctoral Student Scholarship Award, New England chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2007

Excellence in Teaching Award, Continuing Education Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1998

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine, 2001

National Institutes of Health Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, 2002

Fellow, North American Association for the Study of Obesity, 2006

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