David is a pioneer in the research area of exercise and nutrition immunology and helped establish that regular moderate exercise lowers upper respiratory tract infection rates while improving immunosurveillance. Heavy exertion increases infection rates while causing transient changes in immune function, and that carbohydrate and flavonoid ingestion by athletes attenuates exercise-induced inflammation. David’s current work is centered on investigating unique nutritional products as countermeasures to exercise- and obesity-induced immune dysfunction, inflammation, illness, and oxidative stress using a multi-omics approach. He has received more than $11 million in research grants and published more than 380 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books.
Dr. David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM
Professor & Director, Appalachian State University Laboratory
North Carolina Research Campus