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Jake Richardson

Graduate Assistant (Advisor: Dr. Ryan Garten)

813 W Franklin ST (new STEM building)


  • M.S. in Health and Movement Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2022
  • B.S., Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019

Research Interests

  • Vascular Health in Individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Resistance Training as a Mechanism for Improvements in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Cold Water Immersion as a Mechanism for Improvements in GAD and Depression

Select Publications

  • Weggen JB, Hogwood AC, Decker KP, Darling AM, Chiu A, Richardson J, Garten RS. Vascular Responses to Passive and Active Movement in Premenopausal Females: Comparisons across Sex and Menstrual Cycle Phase. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2023 May 1;55(5):900-910. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000003107. Epub 2022 Dec 24. PMID: 36728956.
  • Decker KP, Feliciano PG, Kimmel MT, Hogwood AC, Weggen JB, Darling AM, Richardson JW, Garten RS. Examining sex differences in sitting-induced microvascular dysfunction: Insight from acute vitamin C supplementation. Microvasc Res. 2021 May;135:104147. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2021.104147. Epub 2021 Feb 19. PMID: 33610562.
  • Decker KP, Chiu A, Weggen JB, Richardson JW, Hogwood AC, Darling AM, Garten RS. High sodium intake differentially impacts brachial artery dilation when evaluated with reactive versus active hyperemia in salt resistant individuals. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2023 Feb 1;134(2):277-287. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00461.2022. Epub 2022 Dec 22. PMID: 36548512.
  • Hogwood AC, Decker KP, Darling AM, Weggen JB, Chiu A, Richardson J, Garten RS. Exaggerated pressor responses, but unaltered blood flow regulation and functional sympatholysis during lower limb exercise in young, non-Hispanic black males. Microvasc Res. 2023 Jan;145:104445. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2022.104445. Epub 2022 Oct 6. PMID: 36209773.


  • HPEX 310
  • HPEX 371