Dona J. Housh, Ph.D.

Dona J. Housh, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Oral Biology Department

Address
Room: 1305A
UNMC College of Dentistry
40th and Holdrege
Box 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Telephone: (402) 472-1360
Fax: (402) 472-2551
email:

Education:

  • B.S. (Physical Education/Biology), Portland State University, Portland Oregon
  • M.P.E. (Exercise Science), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Ph.D. (Exercise Physiology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Course Instructor, Special Topics in Oral Biology (OB 317)
  • Course Instructor, A Review of Biomedical/Dental Sciences (OB 471)
  • Course Director, Human Physiology (OB 518/818)
  • Course Instructor, A Review of Biomedical Sciences (OB 571)
  • Course Instructor, Advanced Oral Biology (OBIO 855)

Research Interests:

  • Muscle physiology
  • Hypertrophic response of skeletal muscle to various stimuli

Grants:

  • General Nutrition Corporation, "The effects of TMB-E on endurance performance, ratings of perceived exertion and muscular strength." 4/18/2006 to 3/31/2007, $86,760, Co-Investigator.
  • General Nutrition Corporation, "The effects of leuceine and whey protein supplementation on muscular strength, endurance and body composition during resistance training with single versus multiple sets." 1/1/2006 to 8/31/2006, $98,160; Co-Investigator.

Recent Publications:

  • Coburn, J.W., Housh, D.J., Housh, T.J., Malek, M.H., Beck, T.W., Cramer, J.T., Johnson, G.O., and Donlin, P.E. Effects of leucine and whey protein supplementation during 8 weeks of unilateral dynamic constant external resistance training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20:284-291, 2006.
  • Beck, T.W., Housh, T.J., Schmidt, R.J., Housh, D.J., Coburn, J.W., and Malek, M.H. The acute effects of a caffeine-containing supplement on strength, muscular endurance, and anaerobic capabilities. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20:506-510, 2006.
  • Housh, T.J., Johnson, G.O., Housh, D.J., Cramer, J.T., Eckerson, J.M., Stout, J.R., Bull, A.J., and Rana, S.R. Accuracy of near-infrared interactance instruments and population-specific equations for estimating body composition in young wrestlers. J of Strength and Conditioning Res 18:556-560, 2004.
  • Evetovich, T.K., Housh, T.J.,Housh, D.J. Johnson, G.O. Smith, D.B. and Ebersole, K.T. The effect of concentric isokinetic strength training of the quadriceps femoris on electromyography and muscle strength in the trained and untrained limb. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 15:439-445, 2001.
  • Housh, T.J., Cramer, J.T., Bull, A.J., Johnson, G.O. and Housh, D.J. The effect of mathematical modeling on critical velocity. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 84:469-475, 2001.
  • Housh, T.J., S.R. Perry, A.J. Bull, G.O. Johnson, K.T. Ebersole, D.J. Housh, and H.A. deVries. Mechanomyographic and electromyographic responses during submaximal cycle ergometry. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 83:381-38, 2000.
  • Evetovich, T.K., T.J. Housh, J.P. Weir, D.J. Housh, G.O. Johnson, K.T. Ebersole, and D.B Smith. The effect of leg extension training on the mean power frequency of the mechanomyographic signal. Muscle & Nerve. 23:93-95, 2000.
  • Housh, T.J., G.O. Johnson, D.J. Housh, J.R. Stout, and J.M. Eckerson. Estimation of body density in young wrestlers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 14:4-482, 2000.

Abstracts:

  • Schmidt, R.J., Malek, M.H., Beck, T.W., Mielke, M., Housh, T.J., Johnson, G.O., and Housh, D.J. Comparison of physical fitness profiles among four groups of Army ROTC (AROTC) cadets and evaluation of special operations assessment and selection success. http://www.nsca-lift.org/Abstracts/Bycategory.asp. (Presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Convention, 2006, Washington D.C.)
  • Coburn, J.W., Housh, D.J., Housh, T.J., Brown, C.E., Malek, M.H., Beck, T.W., Johnson, G.O., and Zinder, S.M. Isokinetic leg extension peak torque and muscle cross-sectional area relationships for the quadriceps femoris. http://www.nsca-lift.org/Abstracts/Bycategory.asp. (presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Convention, 2006, Washington, D.C.)
  • Mielke, M., Malek, M.H., Housh. T.J., Beck, T.W., Coburn, J.W., Housh, D.J., Schmidt, R.J., and Johnson, G.O. Effects of supplementation with whey protein and leucine during reduced volume resistance training and detraining. http://www.nsca-lift.org/Abstracts/Bycategory.asp. (Presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Convention, 2006, Washington, D.C.)
  • Beck, T.W., Housh, T.J., Johnson, G.O., Schmidt, R.J., Housh, D.J., Coburn, J.W., and Malek, M.H. Effects of a protease enzyme supplement on muscular strength and selected markers of delayed onset muscle soreness following high-intensity eccentric exercise. Abstracts of the Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Abstract #6, 2005.
  • Malek, M.H., Housh, T.J., Coburn, J.W., Beck, T.W., Schmidt, R.J., Housh, D.J., and Johnson, G.O. Effects of ingesting caffeine supplement and endurance training for 8 weeks on aerobic fitness and body composition. http://nsca-lift.org/abstracts/bycategory.asp. 2005.

Dona J. Housh, Ph.D.

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