Gretchen A. Casazza, Ph.D.
Exercise Physiologist

  • Director of Research
  • Sports Performance Lab Supervisor
Office:
Sports Medicine Program
2805 J St. Suite 300
Sacramento, Ca 95816
(916) 734-5632
e-mail: gretchen.casazza@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Education:
B.S. Physical Education, University of California, Davis 1989
M.S. Exercise Science, University of California, Davis 1994
Ph.D. Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley 2003

Professional Memberships:
Faculty for the UCD Exercise Science Graduate Group
American College of Sports Medicine

Research Interests:
The effects of ovarian hormones on musculoskeletal health, risk of injury, and exercise performance and metabolism. Other interests include optimizing training in competitive athletes and exercise therapy as a mechanism to prevent disease and co-morbidities.

Recent Publications:
  1. Suh SH, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Miller BF, Brooks GA. Effects of oral contraceptives on glucose flux and substrate oxidation rates during rest and exercise. J Appl Physiol. 2002 Sep 20
  2. Casazza GA, Suh SH, Miller BF, Navazio FM, Brooks GA. Effects of oral contraceptives on peak exercise capacity. J Appl Physiol. 2002 Nov; 93(5):1698-702.
  3. Suh SH, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Miller BF, Brooks GA. Luteal and follicular glucose fluxes during rest and exercise in 3-h postabsorptive women. J Appl Physiol. 2002 Jul;93(1):42-50.
  4. Bergman BC, Horning MA, Casazza GA, Wolfel EE, Butterfield GE, Brooks GA. Endurance training increases gluconeogenesis during rest and exercise in men. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2000 Feb;278(2):E244-51.
  5. Bergman BC, Wolfel EE, Butterfield GE, Lopaschuk GD, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Brooks GA. Active muscle and whole body lactate kinetics after endurance training in men. J Appl Physiol. 1999 Nov;87(5):1684-96.
  6. Friedlander AL, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Usaj A, Brooks GA. Endurance training increases fatty acid turnover, but not fat oxidation, in young men. J Appl Physiol. 1999 Jun;86(6):2097-105.
  7. Friedlander AL, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Huie MJ, Piacentini MF, Trimmer JK, Brooks GA. Training-induced alterations of carbohydrate metabolism in women: women respond differently from men. J Appl Physiol. 1998 Sep;85(3):1175-86.