Bachelor of Science with Distinction (Honors Program) in Education
Honors: Graduated first in class in the Neag School of Education; Honors Program; Dean's List, Elected to Mortar Board Honor Society and Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society
Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology
Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology
Cognate Areas: Nutrition, Research Methods, and Psychology
Dissertation: Metabolic & Circulatory Responses to Incremental & Steady‑State Exercise in Patients with Angina Pectoris or Silent Myocardial Ischemia
Honors: Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award; Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Active Membership in Professional Organizations
American College of Sports Medicine (President 2014-15; Treasurer 2023-26)
American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Previous Organizational Leadership Positions:
Citation Award, American College of Sports Medicine
Outstanding Alumni Researcher, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Fellow, American Heart Association (Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Council)
Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Roster
Outstanding Kinesiology Professional, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Health Impact Award, American Heart Association, New England Affiliate
Healthy People 2000 Award, American College of Sports Medicine
Honor Award, New England Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Exercise is Medicine Credential, Level 3
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, registration #178
Certified Preventive & Rehabilitative Exercise Program Director, American College of Sports Medicine, certificate #245
Certified Health Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine, certificate #70
Certified Exercise Test Technologist, American College of Sports Medicine, certificate #1073
Associate Editor, Current Issues in Sport Science
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Sports and Active Living
Associate Editor, Exercise and Sports Medicine Reviews
Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Editorial Board, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Chair, Writing Group, 2011 Position Stand on Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Healthy Adults, American College of Sports Medicine
I am a Professor and Clinical Exercise Physiologist with extensive clinical and research training and expertise in exercise prescription and training, exercise testing, and physical activity assessments in community-based and clinical settings in diverse populations, including people with or at risk of cardiometabolic diseases. The focus of my research is to improve understanding of the role of physical activity and exercise in improving physical and mental health across the lifespan—from toddlers to older adults—and her work centers on people living in low-resourced communities. I hold the most advanced professional certifications in my field as an ACSM Preventive and Rehabilitative Program Director, ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist.I am a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Heart Association, and the National Academy of Kinesiology. I am the author of over 130 published articles and book chapters. I am a past Fulbright Scholar, serving in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Balamand in Beirut, Lebanon, current Treasurer and a past President of ACSM, and she is a recipient of the 2019 Citation Award from ACSM. Professor Garber formerly served on the faculty of Northeastern University and the Brown Alpert School of Medicine
I have directed exercise physiology laboratories and trained exercise physiologists, health professionals, and physician researchers for over 30 years. In my laboratories, we have measured numerous physiological and behavioral parameters related to exercise and physical activity in diverse populations ranging in age from toddlers to older adults and in a wide array of individuals with chronic diseases and conditions. Laboratory techniques used in my laboratory include techniques such as cardiopulmonary exercise testing, tests of physical function, biomarkers (e.g., lactate), body composition, muscle oxygenation, ankle-brachial index, and field techniques (e.g., accelerometry, home-based fitness tests). I have directed master's and doctoral programs in movement sciences and clinical exercise physiology and teach courses on advanced exercise prescription, exercise and health, electrocardiography, introductory and advanced exercise physiology and exercise physiology laboratory methods. I have served as a primary research mentor for over 20 fellows in cardiology and pulmonary medicine, 14 completed doctoral dissertations, 15 completed masters theses, and 23 completed Brown University undergraduate theses.
The EXerT Clinic is a project Directed by Dr. Carol Ewing Garber designed rovide high quality mentored professional practice and research opportunities for students in the Movement Science through provision of an integrated health/fitness evaluations and exercise prescriptions to individuals with a goal to improve sports performance, fitness, and health.
The EXerT Clinic offers individualized exercise testing and physical activity assessments and counseling services provided by highly trained, certified staff and Movement Science graduate students. The goal of the EXerT Clinic is to assist you in designing an effective exercise training regimen that will meet your own personal goals. Our services are appropriate for adults of all ages, including athletes and non-athletes alike, who would like to:
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Sponsor, Darya Moosavi, Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology (Applied Physiology Concentration) A 1H NMR Metabolomic Exploration of Lifestyle Changes in Healthy Older Males and Females and the Ethics of Using Non-human Animals in Experimental Research. Completed December 2022.
Sponsor, Vincenzo Lauriola. Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology (Applied Physiology Concentration). Exploring the Association Between a Novel Index of Volume of Exercise Performed and Health Outcomes. Completed July 2021.
Sponsor, Ashley Goodwin. Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology (Applied Physiology Concentration). Evaluation of oxygen uptake kinetics in skeletal muscle using Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), in health and disease. Completed June 2021.
Sponsor, Mindy Feldman-Hecht, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Increasing Physical Activity In Elementary School Classrooms. Completed March, 2020
Sponsor, Carrie Safron. Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Experimenting With Affective Bodies: Young People, Health And Fitness In An Urban After-School Program. Completed March 2020
Sponsor, Andrea Duran, Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Patterns of Prolonged Uninterrupted Sedentary Bouts in the First Month after Acute Coronary Syndrome. 2019. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar Program participant 2016-2019)
Sponsor, Leigh-Ann Plack, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Relationship of coping strategies in physical activity, function and disability in patients with painful knee osteoarthritis. 2019.
Sponsor, Aston McCullough, Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Measurement of physical activity and health in early childhood: An integrative multi-sensor approach. 2018.
Sponsor, Mary Gillis, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. The Effects of a Reality Television Program on Transportation-Related Walking Behavior. 2018.
Sponsor, Noberto Quiles, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. The Effects Of Exercise Training In HIV-Positive Persons. 2016
Sponsor, Paul Gallo, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Comparison Of The Metabolic Costs Of Cued Vs Non-Cued Walking In Persons With Parkinsons Disease. 2014.
Sponsor, Shirit Rosenberg, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Associations Between Physical Function Limitations, Physical Activity And Health Status In A Nationwide Sample. 2015
Sponsor, Amerigo Rossi, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. The Efficacy Of A Comprehensive Exercise Intervention On Urban Endometrial Cancer Survivors. A feasibility study. 2015
Sponsor, Aimee Layton, Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology, Ventilatory Mechanics Endurance Athletes. March 2013.
Sponsor, Racine Emmons, Ed.D. Candidate in Movement Sciences (Applied Physiology), Traditional And Emerging Measures Of Obesity In The Assessment Of Cardiac Risk In Spinal Cord Injury. April 2009