James Madison University

Dr. Christopher J. Womack

Exercise Science

PHOTO: Dr. Christopher J. Womack
  • Office: Godwin 209
  • Phone: 540-568-6145
  • E-mail: womackcx@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2302
    Department of Kinesiology
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807


  • Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • M.Ed. University of Virginia
  • B.S. James Madison University

Undergraduate Teaching Area:

  • Exercise Science

Graduate Teaching Area:

  • Exercise Science

Research Interest:

  • Dr. Womack’s research interests consist of two main areas.   First, he has had a long-standing interest in hemostatic responses and adaptations to exercise.  Specifically, he has pursued several studies looking at how exercise impacts markers of both coagulation and fibrinolysis (clot breakdown) in a variety of populations.  Secondly, he has a burgeoning interest in how genetic polymorphisms influence the ergogenic effect of common supplements.  We have published recent studies on the effect of a polymorphism on the CYP1A2 gene and how this impacts the effect of caffeine on exercise.
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