Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

JIM MARTIN, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology



  • PhD, Exercise Science, University of Texas
  • MA, Exercise Science, University of Texas
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow. American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), 05/1992


 I received my Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Health Education from The University of Texas at Austin in which my emphasis area was Exercise Science combined with Growth Development and Aging. Following completion of my doctorate I took a two year Research Assistant Professor position at University of South Carolina.  I joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2000 and am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science.

In the Media

  • Outside Magazine: Will a Lighter Bike Make Me Faster? 03/2015. https://www.outsideonline.com/1959681/will-lighter...
  • Bicycling Magazine: Interview regarding biomechanical aspects of proper bike fit. Andrew Tilin, 2014. 10/2014.
  • Wall Street Journal Health & Wellness: Take Your Bike To Your Desk to Improve Health, May 27, 2014 Ann Lukits. 05/2014. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303980...
  • AARP Magazine: Using Crowdfunding to Start Your Business. It could revolutionize how people raise money for small start-ups — or expose unwary investors to financial peril. Joe Eaton, AARP The Magazine, October/November 2013. 10/2013.
  • Forbes: How To Fund Commercialization of University Research? Crowdfunding, of Course! Article on Crowdfunding for Active Desk. Feb 11, 2013. Cheryl Conner. 02/2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013...
  • Scientific American: Should Oscar Pistorius's Prosthetic Legs Disqualify Him from the Olympics? Scientists debate whether prosthetic legs give Pistorius an unfair advantage in the 400-meter race. July 24, 2012 Rose Eveleth. 07/2012. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scienti...
  • Lava Magazine, the Official Magazine of Ironman Triathlon: In this interview I was asked about the efficacy of non-circular chainrings. Jim Gourley 2011. 06/2011.
  • Outside Magazine: Who would win in a 100: Usain Bolt or a top sprint cyclist? The Wild File: Runners vs. Cyclists. Jun 7, 2010. 06/2010. https://www.outsideonline.com/1770076/who-would-wi...
  • Self Magazine: Interview to discuss the paper "Effect of pedaling technique on mechanical effectiveness and efficiency in cyclists."and how it applies to calorie burning during exercise. Melissa O'Neill July 2007. 07/2007.
  • Cyclist Magazine (UK): Interview to discuss several studies on the effect of crank length. Peter Stuart. 2007. 06/2007.
  • Bicycling Magazine: Climb On! For this article I did some mathematical modeling work similar to what we do in research papers. Mark Riedy. August 2003. 08/2003.


  • English, fluent.