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William H Neumeier, Ph.D.

William H Neumeier Postdoctoral Fellow
UAB Lakeshore Research Collaborative
Phone: (205) 492-8816
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Dr. Neumeier is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the UAB Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative. Dr. Neumeier's current work focuses on utilizing a web platform and motivational interviewing to promote health and well-being for people with disabilities. He has focused his career on investigating the link between psychology, exercise, nutrition, and obesity. Dr. Neumeier received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the Lifespan Developmental Psychology program at UAB, and was also a pre-doctoral trainee with the UAB Nutrition & Obesity Reserach Center. Dr. Neumeier's work has focused on interactions between behavior, exercise, and nutrition in a variety of populations including children, older adults,veterans, and people with developmental disabilities. Dr. Neumeier's thesis focused on whether frequency of exercise had a differing effect on a variety of psychological outcomes and his dissertation work investigated cognitive fatigue and exercise's impacts on eating behavior.


  1. Neumeier, W.H., Goodner, E., Biasini, F., Dhurandhar, E.J., Menear, K.S., Turan, B., & Hunter, G.R. (2016). Exercise Following Mental Work Prevented Overeating. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(9): 1803-9. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000961
  2. Hunter, G.R., Fisher, G., Neumeier, W.H., Carter, S.J., Plaisance, E.P. (2015). Exercise Training and Energy Expenditure Following Weight Loss. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(9): 1950-7. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000622
  3. Menear, K.S. & Neumeier, W.H. (2015).  Promoting Physical Activity for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Barriers, Benefits, and Strategies for Success. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 86(3), 43-48. doi: 10.1080/07303084.2014.998395
  4. Hunter, G.R., Neumeier, W.H., Bickel, C.S., McCarthy, J.P., Fisher, G., Chandler-Laney, P.C.,
    & Glasser, S.P. (2014). Arterial Elasticity, Strength, Fatigue, and Endurance in Older Women. BioMed Research International. 2014 (8 pgs.) doi:10.1155/2014/501754
  5. Hunter, G.R., Bickel, C.S., Fisher, G., Neumeier, W.H., & McCarthy, J. (2013). Combined Aerobic and Strength Training and Energy Expenditure in Older Women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 45(7), 1386-93. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182860099

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects were previously supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and he is currently funded by H133B130007 from the National Institue on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and 90RT5020-01-00 from the National Institue on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Years: Postdoc 2016 - Present
Mentor(s): James Rimmer, PhD