Dr. David Church
SHIFTED Advisory Board Member
David Church PHD
Dr. David Church is a physiologist and muscle biologist with over 50 peer-reviewed publications and multiple invited talks at regional, national, and international conferences. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and biochemistry from DePauw University where he also played varsity football and baseball. Following this, he was an athletic performance intern at Baylor University where he also studied exercise and nutritional biochemistry. He obtained his PhD from the University of Central Florida with a focus on how to enhance human performance through exercise and nutrition.
Dr. Church completed his post-doctoral training in the use of stable isotope tracer methodology to measure human metabolism. His primary research focus is ameliorating catabolic and pathological conditions. He currently is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and serves as the Assistant Director for the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity.
Dr. Church is passionate about human performance and is involved in research investigating metabolism and the regulation of muscle. He is active in various organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, International Society of Sports Nutrition, American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Physiological Society. He is active on twitter (@DrMyohead) and Instagram (@dr.myohead).