Dean & Professor
About Richard Bloomer
Dr. Bloomer joined the faculty of The University of Memphis as an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Studies in 2004, having held prior positions at Duke University Medical Center and Wake Forest University. He currently holds the rank of Professor and serves as Director of the Cardiorespiratory/Metabolic Laboratory and the recently opened Center for Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplement Research.
He maintains an active research agenda, having received external funding as principal investigator for more than 35 projects since 2005, totaling close to $2.5 million. As a result of his active research agenda, he has been lead or co-author on more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. In 2013 he co-authored the book, The Daniel Cure (Zondervan), which highlights his research with the dietary restriction model known as the Daniel Fast. He has served as a consultant to a variety of nutraceutical and dietary supplement companies and has been an invited guest on radio programs nationwide to discuss his research. He has written more than 75 health related articles for various on-line and print media targeted at non-scientific audiences.
He has been the recipient of the College of Education Excellence in Research Award, as well as the Faudree (Provost) Professorship. Aside from research, he has excelled in the classroom and has been a past nominee for the Thomas W. Briggs Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently serves as Dean of the School of Health Studies and The Center for Wellness and Fitness.
B.S. Health and Wellness - Buffalo State College - 1996
M.S. Exercise Physiology - Ithaca College - 1998
Ph.D. Exercise Physiology - University of North Carolina at Greensboro - 2003