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Kristen Marie Beavers, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Kristen Marie Beavers, Ph.D.

Instructor,

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Academic: 336-713-8116 | Department: 336-713-8570

Email: kbeavers@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • B.S., Cornell University , 2004
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill , 2006
  • Ph.D., Baylor University , 2009
Kristen Marie Beavers, Ph.D.

Kristen Marie Beavers, Ph.D.

Instructor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Sticht Center on Aging

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-8116 | Department: 336-713-8570

Email: kbeavers@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Beavers KM, Hsu FC, Serra MC, Yank V, Pahor M, Nicklas BJ. The effects of a long-term physical activity intervention on serum uric acid in older adults at risk for physical disability. J Aging Phys Act. 2014;22(1):25-33.

McAuley PA, Beavers KM. Contribution of cardiorespiratory fitness to the obesity paradox. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2014;56(4):434-440.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Nesbit BA, Ambrosius WT, Marsh AP, Nicklas BJ, Rejeski WJ. Effect of an 18-month physical activity and weight loss intervention on body composition in overweight and obese older adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(2):325-331.

Beavers KM, Gordon M, Beavers D, Hairston K, Nicklas B, Kritchevsky S, Vitolins M. Relationship between change in body composition and physical function in abdominally obese, older adults undergoing 12-weeks of caloric restriction [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S20.

Nicklas BJ, Gaukstern JE, Beavers KM, Newman JC, Leng X, Rejeski WJ. Self-monitoring of spontaneous physical activity and sedentary behavior to prevent weight regain in older adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(6):1406-1412.

Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Loeser RF, Walton NR, Lyles MF, Nicklas BJ, Shapses SA, Newman JJ, Messier SP. The independent and combined effects of intensive weight loss and exercise training on bone mineral density in overweight and obese older adults with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014;22(6):726-733.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Houston DK, Harris TB, Hue TF, Koster A, Newman AB, Simonsick EM, Studenski SA, Nicklas BJ, Kritchevsky SB. Associations between body composition and gait-speed decline: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97(3):552-560.

Beavers KM, Hsu FC, Houston DK, Beavers DP, Harris TB, Hue TF, Kim LJ, Koster A, Penninx BW, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer ES, Kritchevsky SB, Nicklas BJ. The role of metabolic syndrome, adiposity, and inflammation in physical performance in the Health ABC Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(5):617-623.

Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Lyles MF, Nicklas BJ. Cardiometabolic risk after weight loss and subsequent weight regain in overweight and obese postmenopausal women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(6):691-698.

Beavers KM, Ambrosius WT, Nicklas BJ, Rejeski WJ. Independent and combined effects of physical activity and weight loss on inflammatory biomarkers in overweight and obese older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(7):1089-1094.

Liu C, Hsu F, Beavers KM, Yank V, Stafford RS, Nicklas B, Weiner D, Fielding R. Effectiveness of physical activity on improving a physical performance measure in elders with chronic kidney disease: the lifestyle interventions and independence elders pilot study (LIFE-P) Study [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2013;53(Suppl 1):328.

Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Miller M, Stamey J, Messina MJ. Exposure to isoflavone-containing soy products and endothelial function: a Bayesian meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2012;22(3):182-191.

Brinkley TE, Hsu FC, Beavers KM, Church TS, Goodpaster BH, Stafford RS, Pahor M, Kritchevsky SB, Nicklas BJ. Total and abdominal adiposity are associated with inflammation in older adults using a factor analysis approach. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012;67(10):1099-1106.

Beavers KM, Ambrosius WT, Nicklas BJ, Rejeski WJ. The effects of a long-term physical activity and weight loss intervention on inflammatory biomarkers in older adults [abstract]. J Aging Phys Act. 2012;20(Suppl):S317.

Beavers KM, Miller ME, Rejeski WJ, Nicklas BJ, Krichevsky SB [sic] [Kritchevsky SB]. Fat mass loss predicts gain in physical function with intentional weight loss in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012;68(1):80-86.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Houston DK, Harris TB, Simonsick EM, Newman AB, Nicklas B, Kritchevsky SB. Increasing thigh intermuscular fat is an independent predictor of declines in gait speed: results from the Health ABC study [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2012;52(Suppl 1):447.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Lyles MF, Nicklas B. Body composition and cardiometabolic risk factor changes with intentional weight loss and subsequent weight regain [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2012;52(Suppl 1):701.

Serra MC, Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Willoughby DS. Effects of 28 days of dairy or soy ingestion on skeletal markers of inflammation and proteolysis in post-menopausal women. Nutr Health. 2012;21(2):117-130.

Beavers KM, Nicklas BJ. Effects of lifestyle interventions on inflammatory markers in the metabolic syndrome. Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2011;3():168-177.

Beavers KM. Physical activity and inflammatory biomarkers [response to letter]. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43(5):931.

Kreider RB, Serra M, Beavers KM, Moreillon J, Kresta JY, Byrd M, Oliver JM, Gutierrez J, Hudson G, Deike E, et al. A structured diet and exercise program promotes favorable changes in weight loss, body composition, and weight maintenance. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111(6):828-843.

Beavers KM, Lyles MF, Davis CC, Wang X, Beavers DP, Nicklas BJ. Is lost lean mass from intentional weight loss recovered during weight regain in postmenopausal women?. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011;94(3):767-774.

Beavers KM, Brinkley TE, Nicklas BJ. Effect of exercise training on chronic inflammation. Clin Chim Acta. 2010;411(11-12):785-793.

Beavers KM, Serra MC, Beavers DP, Cooke MB, Willoughby DS. Soy and the exercise-induced inflammatory response in postmenopausal women. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2010;35(3):261-269.

Beavers KM, Hsu F-C, Isom S, Kritchevsky SB, Church T, Goodpaster B, Pahor M, Nicklas BJ. Long-term physical activity and inflammatory biomarkers in older adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010;42(12):2189-2196.

Beavers KM, Serra MC, Beavers DP, Cooke MB, Willoughby DS. Soymilk supplementation does not alter plasma markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in postmenopausal women. Nutr Res. 2009;29(9):616-622.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Kristen Marie Beavers, Ph.D.

Kristen Marie Beavers, Ph.D.

Instructor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Sticht Center on Aging

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