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Roger A. Fielding, PhD

Dr. Fielding is a Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. He also holds the following positions:

Director and Senior Scientist, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Director, Human Studies, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Lecturer, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

As a Brookdale National Fellow, Dr. Fielding examined the physiologic and functional effects of a muscle power training intervention compared to traditional progressive resistance training in a community-based group of older women with self-reported physical disability. Although it is well understood that improving muscle strength is an important outcome in the elderly, the ability to perform muscular work per unit of time (muscle power) may play a more important role in functional independence and fall prevention than musculoskeletal strength alone.

General Research Interests: Impact of exercise and physical activity on successful human aging; skeletal muscle alterations with advancing age in disabled and non-disabled populations; and age-related alterations in the control of skeletal muscle protein turnover.

Brookdale Fellow Class of 1997

12/09