Danielle Kirkman, Ph.D.

Danielle Kirkman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Renal Rehabilitation
dlkirkman@vcu.edu
(804) 828-1948
500 Academic Centre, Room 111

Education

2018 - Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Delaware, DE.

2013 - Ph.D. in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Bangor University, Wales, UK.

2008 - M.Sc. in Exercise Rehabilitation, Bangor University, Wales, UK.

2009 - B.SC. in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University, Wales, UK.

Teaching Assignments

HPEX 600 - Introduction to Research Methods

HPEX 675 - Clinical Exercise Physiology

Select Publications

Kirkman DL, Ramick MG, Muth B, Stock JM, Townsend RR, Edwards, DG. The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cardiopulmonary Abnormalities in Chronic Kidney Disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2020. In Press.

Kirkman DL, Bohmke N, Billingsley H, Carbone S. Sarcopenic Obesity in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Frontiers in Endocrinology Obesity. 2020; 11:558271.

Kirkman DL, Scott M, Kidd J, Macdonald JH. The effects of intradialytic exercise on hemodialysis adequacy: a systematic review. Seminars in Dialysis. 2019; 32:368-378.

Kirkman DL, Ramick M, Muth BJ, Stock JM, Pohlig RJ, Townsend RR, Edwards, DG. The Effects of aerobic exercise on vascular function in stage 3-5 Chronic Kidney Disease: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Physiology, Renal Physiology. 2019; 316: F898-F905.

Kirkman DL, Muth B, Stock JM, Townsend RR, Edwards DG. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing reveals subclinical abnormalities in CKD. European Journal of Preventative Cardiology. 2018; 25:1717-1724.

Kirkman, DL, Ramick MG, Muth BJ, Townsend RR, Edwards DG. Mitochondrial derived reactive oxygen species contribute to microvascular dysfunction in Chronic Kidney Disease. American Journal of Physiology, Renal Physiology. 2018; 314: F432-429.

Kirkman DL, Lennon-Edwards S, Edwards DG. Patient Education: The Importance of Exercise for Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of Renal Nutrition. 2014; 24: e51-53.

Kirkman DL, Edwards DG, Lennon-Edwards S. Exercise as an adjunct therapy in chronic kidney disease. Renal Nutrition Forum. 2014; 33:1.

Kirkman DL, Mullins P, Junglee NA, Kumwenda M, Jibani M, Macdonald JH. Anabolic exercise in haemodialysis patients: a randomized controlled pilot study. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 2014; 5:199-207.

Awards

2019 - Certificate of Distinction for Contributions as a Principal Investigator, College of Health Sciences, VCU.

2018 - Postdoctoral Poster Award, Delaware Center for Cardiovascular Health Symposium.

2017 - Travel Award, Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Program.

2016 - Travel Award, Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Program.

Grant Support (active and prior)

Title: Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: The Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction (2019-2022).
Agency: American Heart Association
Role: Principal Investigator.

Title: Impact of a Low Carbohydrate Diet on Metabolic Inflexibility and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Liver Transplant Recipients (2019-2021).
Agency: VCU CTSA and CCTR Endowment Fund
Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Title: Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: The Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction (2019-2020).
Agency: VCU CTSA and CCTR Endowment Fund.
Role: Principal Investigator.

Title: The Interplay Between Adiposity and Skeletal Muscle Function in Liver Transplant Recipients (2018-2019).
Agency: VCU CTSA and CCTR Endowment Fund.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Title: Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress in Chronic Kidney Disease (2017-2019).
Agency: American Heart Association
Role: Co-Investigator.