Kevin Shoemaker, PhD

Distinguished University Professor

Room 4140, TH
519 661-2111 x85759
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Curriculum Vitae


  • MSc, PhD (Waterloo)
  • BA (Wilfrid Laurier)

Graduate Program Supervision

  • Kinesiology, Integrative Biosciences MSc | PhD

Research In Profile

Professor Shoemaker's research interests include neural discharge patterns and their impact vascular control in health and disease, reflex cardiovascular control in integrated systems, forebrain modification of autonomic and cardiovascular regulation and exercise and neuroprotection (both brain and automonic nervous system).

Featured Publications and Projects

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Kimmerly, D.S., Tutungi, E., *Wilson, T.D., *Serrador, J.M, Gelb, A.W., Hughson, R.L., & Shoemaker, J.K. (2003). Circulating norepinephrine and cerebrovascular control in conscious humans. Clinical Physiology and Functional Neuroimaging Nov; 23(6):314-319. PMID: 14617260
  • Wilson, T.D., Shoemaker, J.K., Kozak, R., Lee, T.-Y., & Gelb, A.W. (2005). Reflex-mediated reduction in human cerebral blood volume. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism Jan; 25(1):136-43. PMID: 15678119
  • Kimmerly, D.S., *O’Leary, D.D., Menon, R., Gati, J.S., & Shoemaker, J.K. (2005). Cortical regions associated with autonomic cardiovascular regulation during lower body negative pressure in humans. Journal of Physiology Nov; 569(Pt 1):331-45. PMID: 16150800
  • Wong, S., *Massé, N., *Kimmerly, D.S., Menon, R., & Shoemaker, J.K. (2007). Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Cardiovagal Control in Conscious Humans. NeuroImage Apr; 35(2):698-708. PMID: 17291781
  • Zamir, M., *Norton, K., Fleischhauer, A., *Frances, M.F., *Goswami, R., *Usselman, C.W., Nolan, R.P., Shoemaker, J.K. (2009). Dynamic responsiveness of the vascular bed as a regulatory mechanism in vasomotor control. The Journal of General Physiology Jul; 134(1): 69-75. PMID: 19528260
  • Salmonpour, A., Brown, L., Shoemaker, J.K. (2010). Spike detection in human muscle sympathetic nerve activity using a matched wavelet approach. Neuroscience Methods Nov 30; 193(2):343-55. PMID: 20831884
  • Steinback, C.D., *Salmanpour, A., Breskovic, T., Dujic, Z., Shoemaker, J.K. (2010). Sympathetic neural activation: an ordered affair. Journal of Physiology. Dec 1; 588(Pt 23):4825-36. PMID: 20937711

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Featured Graduate Student Projects

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Graduate Student Opportunities

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Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations

  • (Acting) Associate Vice-President (Research)
  • Tier 1 Canada Research Chair - Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health
  • Neurovascular Research Laboratory
  • Brain & Heart Health Laboratory


  • 2017 - Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • 2017 - Canada Research Chair, Tier I: Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health (2010-2024)
  • 2016 - Distinguished University Professor (2016)
  • 2015 - President, International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience (2015-2017)
  • 2010 - Wilfrid Laurier University Milestones in Science Alumni Award
  • 2007-08 & 2008-09 - Faculty Scholar Award
  • 2004 - Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Young Investigator Award
  • 2001 - Premier’s Research Excellence Award
  • 1999 - American College of Sports Medicine - New Investigator Award