Scientific and Academic Publications

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Articles

Stein PK, Buzkova P, Fink HA, Robbins JA, Mukamal KJ, Cauley JA, Carbone L, Elam R, McMillan DW, Valderrabano R, Barzilay JI. Cardiovascular autonomic nervous system function and hip fracture risk: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Arch Osteoporos. 2021 Oct 31;16(1):163. doi: 10.1007/s11657-021-01028-y.

Farkas GJ, Sneij A, McMillan DW, Tiozzo E, Nash MS, Gater DG. Energy Expenditure and Nutrient Intake after Spinal Cord Injury: A Comprehensive Review and Practical Recommendations. Br J Nutr. 2021 (online ahead of print). doi: 10.1017/s0007114521003822

McMillan DW, Correa MA, Astorino TA, Nash MS, Gater DR. Virtual strategies for the broad delivery of high intensity exercise in persons with spinal cord injury. Front Act Daily Living. 2021, e-pub ahead of print, 703816. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2021.703816

Jacobs KA, McMillan DW, Maher JL, Bilzon JLJ, Nash MS. Neither postabsorptive resting nor postprandial fat oxidation are related to peak fat oxidation in men with chronic paraplegia. Front Nutr. 2021, e-pub ahead of print, 703652. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.703652

McMillan DW, Maher JL, Jacobs KJ, Nash MS, Gater DR. Exercise interventions targeting obesity in persons with spinal cord injury. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2021,27(1),109-20. doi: 10.46292/sci20-00058

McMillan DW, Nash MS, Gater DR, Valderrábano RJ. Neurogenic obesity and skeletal pathology in spinal cord injury. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2021,27(1),57-67. doi: 10.46292/sci20-00035

McMillan DW, Maher JL, Jacobs KA, Mendez AJ, Nash MS, Bilzon JLJ, Effects of exercise mode on postprandial metabolism in humans with chronic paraplegia. Med Sci Sport Exerc. 2021,53(7);1495-504. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002593

McMillan D, de Leon R, Guertin PA, Dy C. The Utility of Interappendicular Connections in Bipedal Locomotion. Curr Pharm Des. 2017,23(12),1734-1740. doi: 10.2174/1381612822666161216115947

Maher JL, McMillan DW, Nash MS. Exercise and Health-Related Risks of Physical Deconditioning After Spinal Cord Injury. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2017,23(3),175-187. doi: 10.1310/sci2303-175

Astorino TA, Schubert MM, Palumbo E, Stirling D, McMillan DW, Gallant R, Dewoskin R. Perceptual Changes in Response to Two Regimens of Interval Training in Sedentary Women. J Strength Cond Res. 2016,30(4),1067-76. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001175

Astorino TA, McMillan DW, Edmunds RM, Sanchez E. Increased cardiac output elicits higher V̇O2max in response to self-paced exercise. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2015,40(3),223-9. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2014-0305

Astorino TA, Schubert MM, Palumbo E, Stirling D, McMillan DW. Effect of two doses of interval training on maximal fat oxidation in sedentary women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013,45(10),1878-86. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182936261

Astorino TA, Schubert MM, Palumbo E, Stirling D, McMillan DW, Cooper C, Godinez J, Martinez D, Gallant R. Magnitude and time course of changes in maximal oxygen uptake in response to distinct regimens of chronic interval training in sedentary women. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2013,113(9),2361-9. doi: 10.1007/s00421-013-2672-1

Nessler JA, McMillan D, Schoulten M, Shallow T, Stewart B, De Leone C. Side by side treadmill walking with intentionally desynchronized gait. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013,41(8),1680-91. doi: 10.1007/s10439-012-0657-6

Book Chapters

Maher JL, McMillan DW, Nash MS. The Cardiometabolic Syndrome in SCI: the Role of Physical Deconditioning and Evidence-based Countermeasures. In: The Physiology of Exercise in Spinal Cord Injury. 1 ed. Taylor J, editor. New York, NY: Springer Nature; 2017. Chapter 10; p.199-216.

Scientific Projects

Ongoing Scientific Projects

  • Spinal Cord Injury Exercise and Nutrition Conceptual Engagement (SCIENCE) (Registered Clinical Trial NCT03495986) (Conference: pending ; Article: pending)

  • Dietary fat metabolism in persons with spinal cord injury (Registered Clinical Trial NCT03691532) (Conference: 1, 2; Article: pending)

  • Ishial skin blood flow during and after a bout of functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling in persons with SCI (Conference: pending ; Article: pending)

  • Using galvonic skin conductance to determine the sympathetic level of injury in persons with SCI (Conference: 1; Article: pending)

  • Bone mineral density (BMD) and trabecular bone score (TBS) for bone health in persons with SCI (Conference: 1; Article: pending)

Concluded Scientific Projects

  • Impact of exercise mode and intensity on dietary metabolism in persons with paraplegia (Registered Clinical Trial NCT03545867) (Conference: 1, 2 ; Article: 1, 2, 3)

  • Metabolic economy of functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling in persons with SCI (Conference: 1, 2; Article: pending)

  • Metabolism during recovery from circuit resistance exercise in persons with SCI (Conference: 1, 2, 3; Article: 1)

  • Interappendicular neuromuscular coupling during body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) in persons with SCI (Conference: 1; Article: 1)

Non-SCI Scientific Projects

  • Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) bone working group (Conference: pending; Article: pending)

  • Cardiopulmonary physiology during self-paced graded exercise tests (GXT) in college men (Conference: 1; Article: 1)

  • Metabolic adaptations to periodized high intensity interval training (HIIT) in sedentary women (Conference: n/a; Article: 1, 2, 3)

  • Synchronization of gait during side-by-side treadmill walking in college men and women (Conference: n/a; Article: 1)