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Cody E. Morris, PhD, ACSM-EP

Cody E. Morris, Ph.D., ACSM-EP
 
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Department of Human Studies
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Associate Scientist, Nutrition Obesity Research Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
901 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: (205) 934-8527
Email: cemorris@uab.edu

Dr. Cody Morris is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in the Department of Human Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He completed his graduate work (PhD & MS) at the University of Mississippi and his undergraduate degree (BS) at Lipscomb University. Dr. Morris is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) and is an active member of the ACSM as well it’s regional association (Southeast ACSM).

His main line of research and expertise includes the impact of tactical occupations in different environmental conditions; ergonomics and physical fitness; and improvement of cardiovascular disease risk factors through methods of exercise programming. For he and his collaborators, their aim is to evaluate (and potentially improve) the safety of workplaces in hazardous occupations. His research questions are geared towards understanding the role that physical fitness plays in the ability of a person to perform their job safely and efficiently to reduce the risk of injury.

Education:

  • PhD – The University of Mississippi (2014) ~ Health & Kinesiology
  • MS – The University of Mississippi (2011) ~ Exercise Science
  • BS – Lipscomb University (2008) ~ Exercise Science

Publications:

  1. Morris, CE, & Chander, H. (2018). The impact of firefighter physical fitness on job performance: A review of the factors that influence fire suppression safety and success. Safety, 4(4), 60. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/safety4040060
  2. Morris, CE, Winchester, LJ, Jackson, AJ, Tomes, AS, Neal, WA, Wilcoxen, DM, Chander, H, & Arnett, SW. (2018). Effect of a simulated tactical occupation task on physiological strain index, stress and inflammation. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2018.1482053.
  3. Morris, CE, Winchester, LJ, Jackson, AJ, Tomes, AS, Neal, WA, Wilcoxen, DM, Chander, H, & Arnett, SW. (2018). Effect of a simulated tactical occupation stressor and task complexity on mental focus and related physiological parameters. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 66, 200-205.
  4. Morris, CE, Chander, H, Wilson, SJ, Wade, C, Loftin, M, & Garner, JC. (2017). Impact of alternative footwear on human energy expenditure. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 12(4), 1220-1229.
  5. Morris, CE, Garner, JC, Owens, SG, Valliant, MW, DeBusk, H, & Loftin, M. (2017). Comparing a distance vs. time-based walking and running intervention for improvement of cardiovascular disease risk factors in previously sedentary overweight adults. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10(5), 782-797.
  6. Morris, CE, Chander, H, Garner, JC, Owens, SG, Valliant, MW, DeBusk, H, & Loftin, M. (2017). Evaluating human balance following an exercise intervention in previously sedentary, overweight adults. Journal of Functional Morphology & Kinesiology, 2(19), DOI: 10.3390/jfmk2020019.
  7. Morris, CE, Garner, JC, Owens, SG, Valliant, MW, & Loftin, M. (2017). Evaluation of the accuracy of a previously published equation to predict energy expenditure per unit distance following an exercise intervention in previously sedentary overweight adults. Gazzetta Medica Italiana, 176(1-2), 1-9. DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.16.03316-7.
  8. Chander, H, Morris, CE, Wilson, SJ, Wade, C, Loftin, M, & Garner, J.C. (2016). Impact of alternative footwear on human balance. Footwear Science, DOI: 10.1080/19424280.2016.1195881.
  9. Morris, CE, Owens, S, Waddell, D, Bass, M, Bentley, J, & Loftin, M. (2014). Cross-validation of a recently published equation predicting energy expenditure to run or walk a mile in normal weight and overweight adults. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 18(1), 1-12.