Joan M. Eckerson, PhD
Joan M. Eckerson, PhD

Joan M. Eckerson, PhD

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Exercise Science

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Education

  • PhD 1993 Exercise Physiology University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • MA 1989 Exercise Science California State University - Fresno
  • BS 1987 Fitness Leisure Management University of Nebraska - Kearney

Certifications

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Eckerson, J.M. Exercise and Sport Nutrition. In: Introduction to Exercise Science. (5th Ed.). T.J. Housh, D.J. Housh, and G.O. Johnson, Eds. Scottsdale, AZ:Holcomb-Hathaway (Anticipated 2017)., Introduction to Exercise Science, 2017
  • Eckerson, J.M. Weight Loss Nutritional Supplements. In: “Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise” (2nd Ed.). M. Greenwood, M.B. Cooke, T. Ziegenfuss, D.S. Kalman, and J. Anonio, Eds.Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2015., Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise, 2015
  • Eckerson, J. M. Exercise and Sport Nutrition, Introduction to Exercise Science, 157-189, 2012
  • Eckerson, J. M. Creatine Supplementation and Women Athletes, Essentials of Creatine in Sport, 101-126, 2008
  • Eckerson, J. M. Exercise and Sport Nutrition, Introduction to Exercise Science, 173-205, 2008
  • Eckerson, J. M. Weight Loss Nutritional Supplements, Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise, 225-258, 2008

Articles

  • Eckerson, J.M. Creatine as an ergogenic aid for women. Female Special Topics Issue., Strength and Conditioning Journal, 38(2), 14-23, 2016
  • Eckerson, J.M. and J.M. Zuniga. Searching the Scientific Literature. In: ACSM Research Methods. L. Armstrong and W. Kraemer, Eds. Hagerstown, MD - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016., ACSM Research Methods, 2016
  • Riesberg, L.A., S.A. Weed, T.L. McDonald, J.M. Eckerson, and K.M. Drescher. Beyond muscles: The untapped potential of creatine., International Journal of Immunopharmacology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intimp.2015.12.034, 2015, 2015
  • The Perils and Promises of Academic Life: Perspectives from Women in Science., NSCA Career Development Guide, 2014, 2014
  • Eckerson, J., A. Bull, G Moore, T. Baechle, J. Yee, S. Egan, C. Fischer, D. O’Brien, and T. Pulverenti,. Acute Ingestion of Sugar-Free Red Bull Energy Drink has no Effect on Upper Body Strength and Muscular Endurance in Resistance Trained Men., Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(8), 2248-2254, 2013
  • Konor, M. M., Morton, S., Eckerson, J. M., Grindstaff, T. L. Reliability of three measures of ankle dorsiflexion range of motion, International journal of sports physical therapy, 7, 279-287, 2012
  • Moon, Jordan R., Eckerson, Joan M., Tobkin, Sarah E., Smith, Abbie E., Lockwood, Christopher M., Walter, Ashley A., Cramer, Joel T., Beck, Travis W., Stout, Jeffrey R. Estimating body fat in NCAA Division I female athletes: a five-compartment model validation of laboratory methods, European journal of applied physiology, 105, 119-130, 2009
  • Lambert, G. P., Lang, J., Bull, A., Eckerson, J., Lanspa, S., O'Brien, J. Fluid Tolerance while Running: Effect of Repeated Trials, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 29, 878-882, 2008
  • Eckerson, Joan M., Bull, Anthony A., Moore, Geri A. Effect of Thirty Days of Creatine Supplementation with Phosphate Salts on Anaerobic Working Capacity and Body Weight in Men, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22, 826-832, 2008
  • Eckerson, J. M., Lambert, G. P., Bull, A. J., Lange, A. J., Pfeifer, P. C., Moore, G. A., Lanspa, S. J., O'Brien, J. Fluid Restriction during Running Increases GI Permeability, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 29, 194-198, 2008
  • Eckerson, J. M., Stout, J. R., Moore, G. A., Stone, N. J., Iwan, K. A., Gebauer, A. N., Ginsberg, R. Effect of creatine phosphate supplementation on anaerobic working capacity and body weight after two and six days of loading in men and women, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19, 756-763, 2005
  • Housh, T. J., Johnson, G. O., Housh, D. J., Cramer, J. T., Stout, J. R., Bull, A. J., Rana, S. R., Eckerson, J. M. Accuracy of near-infrared interactance instruments and population-specific equations for estimating body composition in young wrestlers, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18, 556-560, 2004
  • Reimers, K. J., Eckerson, J. M., Heires, P. L., Grandjean, A. C. Low intakes of good quality protein in college female athletes, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 36, S348-S349, 2004
  • Eckerson, J. M., Stout, J. R., Moore, G. A., Stone, N. J., Nishimura, K., Tamura, K. Effect of two and five days of creatine loading on anaerobic working capacity in women, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18, 168-173, 2004
  • Stout, J. R., Eckerson, J. M., May, E., Coulter, C., Bradley-Popovich, G. E. Effects of resistance exercise and creatine supplementation on myasthenia gravis: a case study, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 33, 869-872, 2001
  • Bachle, L., Eckerson, J., Albertson, L., Ebersole, K., Goodwin, T., Petzel, D. The effect of fluid replacement on endurance performance, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 15, 217-224, 2001
  • Housh, T. J., Johnson, G. O., Housh, D. J., Stout, J. R., Eckerson, J. M. Estimation of body density in young wrestlers, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 14, 477-482, 2000
  • Stout, J., Eckerson, J., Ebersole, K., Moore, G., Perry, S., Housh, T., Bull, A., Cramer, J., Batheja, A. Effect of creatine loading on neuromuscular fatigue threshold, Journal of Applied Physiology, 88, 109-112, 2000

Publications

  • Eckerson, JM, AE Lieb, KA Mullen and NO Allen. The Effect of a Protein-Rich Egg White Breakfast and an Isocaloric Toaster Pastry Breakfast on Satiety and Dietary Intake in Normal-Weight College-Age Women., Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(9) (Suppl 2), A-17, 2016
  • Eckerson, J, N Allen, A Lieb and K Mullen. Comparison of an Egg White vs. Toaster Pastry Breakfast on Dietary Intake and Quality in College-Age Women., FASEB J, April 2016 30:681.6, 2016
  • Eckerson, J.M., A.J. Bull, G.A. Moore, J.C. Yee, and B.D. Roy. The Effect of Two Different Creatine Formulations on Skeletal Muscle Creatine Retention., Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 41(5):, S321, 2009

Presentations

  • Kiley A. Lavanger, Molly M. Krause, Nina O. Allen, Allison E. Lieb, Katie A. Mullen, and Joan M. Eckerson. Accuracy of the ASA24® Dietary Recall System for Assessing Actual Dietary Intake in Normal Weight College-Age Women. Accepted for Presentation at the 2016 International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Meeting, Clearwater, FL., 2016
  • Molly M. Krause, Kiley A. Lavanger, Nina O. Allen, Allison E. Lieb, Katie A. Mullen, and Joan M. Eckerson. Effect of Three Different Breakfast Meals on Energy and Nutrient Intake in College-Age Women. Accepted for Presentation at the 2016 International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Meeting, Clearwater, FL., 2016
  • Eckerson, J, N Allen, A Lieb and K Mullen. Comparison of an Egg White vs. Toaster Pastry Breakfast on Dietary Intake and Quality in College-Age Women. (Presented at the 2016 Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA)., 2016
  • Molly M. Krause, Kiley A. Lavanger, Nina O. Allen, Allison E. Lieb, Katie A. Mullen, and Joan M. Eckerson. Effect of Three Different Breakfast Meals on Energy and Nutrient Intake in College-Age Women. Presented at Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2016
  • Eckerson, JM, AE Lieb, KA Mullen and NO Allen. The Effect of a Protein-Rich Egg White Breakfast and an Isocaloric Toaster Pastry Breakfast on Satiety and Dietary Intake in Normal-Weight College-Age Women. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 115(9) (Suppl 2): A-17, 2015. (Presented at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) 2015 Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN)., 2015
  • The Effect of Three Different Breakfast Meals on Satiety and Dietary Intake in Normal Weight College-Aged Women with Allison E. Lieb, Katie A. Mullen, Nina O. Allen, 2015
  • The Effect of Two Different Breakfast Meals on Energy Intake and Nutritional Status in Normal Weight College-Age Women with Katie A. Mullen, Allison E. Lieb , Nina O. Allen, 2015
  • The Validity and Reliability of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and Circumference Measures for Estimating Percent Fat in men with Nicholas Wankum, Jacob Miller, Allison Lieb, 2015
  • Invited on-air guest for the ‘Living Well with Coach Rozy’ (Coach Mark Roozen) radio program to discuss dietary supplements for health and sports performance. Program aired on ESPN 1570 AM and Classic Hits 106.3 FM., 2015
  • Invited on-air guest for the ‘Living Well with Coach Rozy’ (Coach Mark Roozen) radio program to discuss dietary supplements for health and sports performance. Program aired in the Yankton, SD region, 2015
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - South Dakota/North Dakota/Nebraska State Clinic, ‘Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss’, Vermillion, SD, 2014
  • 2014 National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. ‘The Perils and Promises of Academic Life: Perspectives from Women in Science’, 2014
  • The Effect of Creatine on Immune Function and Upper and Lower Body Strength and Power in Active and Inactive Men with Kyle Serreyn, Brittany Moon, Laura Kurata, Jennifer Yee, Kristen Drescher, Jorge Zuniga, David Fukuda, and Geri Moore,, 2013
  • Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status of College-Aged Men with Cecilia M. Blume-Gabriel, Brittany T. Moon, Jorge M. Zuniga, David H. Fukuda, 2013
  • Creighton University, Wellness Program, Healthy Luncheon. ‘There’s an App for that: Tools to Help Reach Your Diet and Fitness Goals, 2013
  • The Effect of Two Different Creatine Formulations on Upper and Lower Body Muscular Strength an Endurance in Resistance Trained Men with Stephen J. Statz, Anthony J. Bull, Geri A. Moore, and Jennifer C. Yee, 2012
  • 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. ‘Nutritional Supplement Approaches for Female Athletes’, 2011
  • Validity of Body Composition Assessment Techniques with A. Higa, A. Sitzmann, A. Bull, and J. Yee, 2011
  • 60 Second Lecture ‘Fact or Fiction’ – Sponsored by the Creighton University Honors Board, 2011
  • Eckerson, J., A. Bull, G. Moore, T. Baechle, J. Yee, S. Egan, C. Fischer, D. O’Brien, and T. Pulverenti. The Effect of Sugar-Free Energy Drinks on Upper Body Strength and Muscular Endurance in Males. (Accepted for presentation at the 2010 National Strength and Conditioning Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL)., 2010
  • Bull, A.J., J.M. Eckerson, T.S. Pulverenti, J.C. Yee, G.A. Moore, and C.J. Vacek. Reproducibility of a Simulated 20 Km Time Trial in Competitive Cyclists and Triathletes. (Accepted for presentation at the 2010 National Strength and Conditioning Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL)., 2010
  • 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. ‘Dietary Supplements for Endurance Exercise Performance’, 2009
  • A.C. Fry, B.K. Schilling, L.Z.F. Chiu, L.W. Weiss and J. Eckerson. Myosin Heavy Chain Relationships with Performance Change with Training Status. (Accepted for presentation at the 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV)., 2009

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Nutrition; dietary supplements; exercise performance; therapeutic effects of creatine supplementation

Current Research Projects

  • therapeutic effects of creatine supplementation; effect of dietary supplements on exercise performance

Grant Funding Received

  • ConAgra Foods, ‘The Effect of Three Breakfast Meals on Satiety and Dietary Intake in College-Age Women, August 2014 – May 2015, $36,500 (PI, Funded)
  • NASA Nebraska Space Grant, ‘Student Fellowships for Three Projects to Examine Neuromuscular Fatigue Thresholds’ July 2013, $12,000 (Co-Investigator, Funded).
  • Abbott Nutrition, a division of Abbott Laboratories, ‘A Randomized Double Blinded Controlled Trial of an Oral Nutrition Supplement Containing AN777 in Older Hospitalized Patients, February 2013 – September 2014, $22,900 (PI, Funded)
  • LB692-CTS, Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Immune System Function, June 2012 – June 2014, $50,000 (Co-Investigator, Funded)
  • Abbott Nutrition, a division of Abbott Laboratories, ‘Evaluation of an Oral Nutritional Supplement Containing AN777 in Malnourished and Frail Subjects, 2010-2012, $191,499 (PI, Funded)

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Gamma Phi Beta Shine Award, Gamma Phi Beta , 2015
  • Nominated for the 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Teaching Award, Creighton College of Arts and Sciences, 2010
  • William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award, National Strength and Conditioning Association , 2008
  • William M. Kizer Light of Wellness Award, Wellness Council of the Midlands, 2007
  • Research Achievement of the Year in Sports Nutrition Award, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2004