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Jayson Gifford

Assistant Professor
Exercise Sciences

116B RB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Jayson Gifford is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology at Brigham Young University. He earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Salt Lake City Veterans Hospital. Much of Dr. Gifford’s research focuses on cardiovascular and metabolic impairments to exercise tolerance. For example, Dr. Gifford recently utilized a combination of Doppler ultrasound and mitochondrial respiration techniques to identify opposite limitations to VO2max in young endurance-trained (Cardiovascular Oxygen Supply) versus untrained (Mitochondrial Oxygen Demand) men.

As an expert in vascular sonography, Dr. Gifford has also documented specific impairments and treatments for vascular function in several populations (e.g. Aging, COPD, Heart Failure). Most recently, Dr. Gifford has identified specific impairments to vascular function in nearly every population he has studied during Utah’s inversion-related pollution episodes.

Personal Background

Jayson grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada where he met his wife, Casey, in the 7th grade. They have 3 energetic kids, who love to ambush Jayson when he gets home. He enjoys exercising, hiking, mountain biking, camping, eating Thai food, and watching MacGyver. Jayson is a committed member of the LDS church, and has served in many capacities including that of a missionary to Southern Spain.

Research Interests

Dr. Gifford primarily performs human-based research to investigate

1. The impact of (in)activity and aging on cardiovascular and mitochondrial function.

2. Limitations to maximum aerobic capacity (VO2max)

3. Vascular Function and Health

Teaching Interests

Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Pulmonary Physiology, Muscle Metabolism

Education

Honors and Awards

  • Experimental Biology and Medicine Outstanding Reviewer Award, Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine (2018 - 2019)

Memberships

  • Southwest ACSM (2017 - 2018)

Courses Taught

Publications

Taylor Thurston Jayson Reed Gifford Markus Amann Erik Marchant Nathan Marchant Robert Hyldahl Jayson R Gifford Michael Smith Chad Hancock Jessica Linde Jessica Collins Olivia Leach Megan Sherman Kiese Mpongo Jaron Quirante Jayson R Gifford Jessica Collins Olivia Leach Abigail Dorff Jessica Linde Jason Kofoed Megan Sherman Meagan Proffit Garrett Griffin Jaron Quirante Kiese Mpongo Jayson R Gifford Olivia Leach Gary Mack Jayson R Gifford Matthew Lewis Jayson R Gifford Russell Richardson Robert D. Hyldahl Paul S. Hafen William Bradley Nelson Mohadeseh Ahmadi Brandon Pfeifer Jack Mehling Jayson R. Gifford Jay Hydren Jayson R Gifford Russell Richardson Jayson R Gifford Jessica Collins Joshua Weavil Taylor Thurston Thomas Hureau Jayson R Gifford Markus Amann Andrew Kithas Ryan Broxterman Joel Trinity Jayson R Gifford Russell Richardson Jayson R Gifford Jayson R Gifford Brady Hanson Meagan Proffit Taysom Wallace Jason Kofoed Garrett Griffin Melina Hanson Jayson R Gifford Aaron W Johnson Ulrike Hildegard Mitchell Jeffrey Brent Feland Catherine Shields Katherine Shields Ryan Broxterman Jayson R Gifford Russell Richardson Steven Ives Gwenael Layec Joel Trinity Jayson R Gifford Russell Richardson Jesse Craig Ryan Broxterman David LaSalle Jayson R Gifford Joel Trinity Brady Hanson Meagan Proffit Jayson R Gifford Jayson R Gifford Kent Crossley Doran Porter Joshua Ellsworth Tabitha Caldwell Jeffrey Brent Feland Ulrike Hildegard Mitchell Aaron W Johnson Dennis Lee Eggett Jesse C. Craig Ryan M. Broxterman D. Taylor La Salle James Cerbie Stephen M. Ratchford Jayson R. Gifford Kanokwan Bunsawat Ashley D. Nelson Amber D. Bledsoe David E. Morgan D. Walter Wray Russell S. Richardson Joel D. Trinity Jesse Craig Ryan Broxterman Jayson R Gifford Joel Trinity Julia L Jacobs Sarah Elizabeth Trager Ridge Dustin Andrew Bruening Kathryn Annie Brewerton Jayson R Gifford Daniel M Hoopes Aaron W Johnson Thomas Hureau Joshua Weavil Jayson R Gifford Markus Amann S M Ratchford H L Clifton Jayson R Gifford D T La Salle T S Thurston K Bunsawat J K Alpenglow R S Richardson J B Wright J J Ryan D W Wray Ryan M. Broxterman Melissa A. Witman Joel D. Trinity H. Jonathan Groot Matthew J. Rossman Song Young Park Simon Malenfant Jayson R. Gifford Oh Sung Kwon Soung Hun Park Catherine L. Jarrett Katherine L. Shields Jay R. Hydren Angela V. Bisconti Theophilus Owan Anu Abraham Anwar Tandar Charles Y. Lui Brigham R. Smith Russell S. Richardson Aaron W Johnson Julia Lorene Jacobs Sarah Elizabeth Trager Ridge Dustin Andrew Bruening Kathryn Annie Brewerton Jayson R Gifford Daniel Hoopes Jayson R. Gifford Travis Bloomfield Trevor Davis Amy Addington Erin McMullin Taysom Wallace Meagan Proffit Brady Hanson Jay R. Hydren Ryan M. Broxterman Joel D. Trinity Jayson R. Gifford Oh Sung Kwon Andrew C. Kithas Russell S. Richardson G. Layec G. M. Blain Jayson R Gifford R. S. Richardson C. R. Hart G. Layec Jayson R Gifford R. S. Richardson C. R. Hart G. Layec J. D. Trinity Jayson R Gifford R. S. Richardson Jayson R Gifford Russell S Richardson Ryan M Broxterman Joel D Trinity Jayson R Gifford Oh Sung Kwon Andrew C Kithas Jay R Hydren Ashley D Nelson David E Morgan Jacob E Jessop Amber D Bledsoe others Jayson R Gifford Ashley D Nelson Joel D Trinity Ryan M Broxterman Gwenael Layec Joshua C Weavil Russell S Richardson Stephen J Ives Song Young Park Oh Sung Kwon Jayson R Gifford Robert HI Andtbacka John R Hyngstrom Russell S Richardson Gwenael Layec Jayson R Gifford Joel D Trinity Corey R Hart Ryan S Garten Song Y Park Yann Le Fur Eun-Kee Jeong Russell S Richardson Song-Young Park Matthew J Rossman Jayson R Gifford Leena P Bharath Johann Bauersachs Russell S Richardson E Dale Abel J David Symons Christian Riehle Song-Young Park Stephen J Ives Jayson R Gifford Robert HI Andtbacka John R Hyngstrom Van Reese Gwenael Layec Leena P Bharath John D Symons Russell S Richardson Song-Young Park Joel D Trinity Jayson R Gifford Nikolaos A Diakos Lauren McCreath Stavros Drakos Russell S Richardson Jayson R Gifford Ryan S Garten Ashley D Nelson Joel D Trinity Gwenael Layec Melissa AH Witman Joshua C Weavil Tyler Mangum Corey Hart Cory Etheredge others

Presentations

Robert Douglas Hyldahl Jayson R Gifford Allen Clive Parcell Chad R Hancock Lance E Davidson Gary W Mack
Jayson R Gifford