Ellen Glickman

Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., FACSM

Health Sciences
School Director & Professor
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Dr. Ellen Glickman is a recognized expert in the area of environmental physiology with ~100 original, full-length papers in scientific journals, 3 technical reports and 1 book chapter.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), a reviewer for many of the top journals in her field, including Medicine in Science and Sport and Exercise, European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology and Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine. She has been an invited lecturer at numerous national (i.e., The American College of Sports Medicine, Wilderness Medical Society) and international conferences (International Conference of Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE), Oxford University Roundtable, government research laboratories (i.e., Brooks AFB, US Army Research Institute Environmental Medicine USARIEM) and Universities. In 2001, The Wilderness Medical Society Awarded Dr. Glickman their Research Award for their Outstanding Scientist.  Dr. Glickman has partnered with Orbital Research Inc., (Cleveland, OH) a STEM initiative, to enhance our knowledge in the area of environmental physiology with technology to better understand human physiology.

Dr. Glickman received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh from 1989 -1995. She was part of the Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University and had an environmental physiology laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. In 1995 Dr. Glickman joined the faculty at Kent State University and has continued her work in acute cold exposure. She started at USARIEM as a National Research Council Scientist and continue served as a contract employee with USARIEM as part of the Military Nutrition Division.  

Dr. Glickman has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous externally funded projects during her time at Kent State University. She has obtained a patent with one of her former doctoral students that involves an insole to help individuals with ulcerations on their feet. She currently is the School Director for the School of Health Sciences mentoring her colleagues and students in exercise science, health education, athletic training, integrated health sciences and speech pathology and audiology. 


Ph.D, Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh, M.S. Ed., Exercise Physiology, Queens College, B.A., American Studies/Honors, William Smith College


Exercise, Leisure and Sport, Health Sciences, Salt Intake, Blood Pressure Regulation, Exercise Physiology, Environmental Physiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Environmental physiology with a special interest in cold exposure hypoxia and heat and how the individual responds to these physiological stressors, Enhancing the cognitive and functional fitness of the older adult through exercise programs, Enhancing human performance and cognitive function, Physical activity, Obesity


Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Research Council Scientist for USARIEM


  • The Wilderness Medical Society Research Award for Outstanding Scientist, 2001

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Healthy Communities Research Initiative