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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
Full CV

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). Dr. Morris is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association as well. His main line of research and expertise includes the impact of industrial athletes 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, Wessel, PA, Tinius, RA, Schafer, MA, & Maples, JM. (2019). Validity of commercial fitness trackers during high-intensity functional training. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2019.1603989.
  2. Chander, H, Turner, AJ, Swain, JC, Sutton, PE, McWhirter, KL, Morris, CE, Knight, AC, & Carruth, D. (2019). Impact of occupational footwear and workload on postural stability in work safety. (In Press – Work)
  3. Alvis, ML, Morris, CE, Garrard, TL, Hughes, AG, Hunt, LA, Koester, MM, Yocum, IC, & Tinius, RA. (2019). Educational brochures influence beliefs and knowledge regarding exercise during pregnancy: A pilot study. International Journal of Exercise Science, 12(3), 581-589.
  4. 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: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/safety4040060
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.