Kevin Shoemaker, PhD is a Professor of Kinesiology, and a Canada Research Chair in the Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health. He received his B.A. in 1990 (Wilfrid Laurier University), and did his graduate training at the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology (1996). Following a three year postdoctoral period at Pennsylvania State University, Division of Cardiology, he took up his current position at the University of Western Ontario in 1999.
He directs two laboratories at his home institution, and has a growing list of international and interdisciplinary collaborations. Supporting a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary model, and using a variety of techniques that include microneurography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound imaging modalities, he studies the role of the brain in controlling the cardiovascular system and how exercise both preserves and improves, brain health. He has enjoyed 30 years of marriage to his wife, Colleen, and has two daughters.