PHOTO: Dr. Christopher J. Womack

Dr. Christopher J. Womack

Exercise Science



Education

  • 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.

PubMed Listings

Hobbies:

  • Distance running
  • Reading
  • Bible study