Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Kinesiology (Physical Activity Epidemiology Specialization) University of Tennessee 2017
M.S.H. Exercise Science and Chronic Disease University of North Florida 2014
B.S.H. Exercise Physiology University of North Florida 2012

Clinical Exercise Physiology
Clinical Interventions for Chronic Disease
Exercise Physiology
Research Methods and Evaluation in Kinesiology
Sports and Activities Practicum

Physical Activity and Health
Effect modification of race-ethnicity on physical activity and disease/mortality risk
Secondary Data Analysis

University of Tennessee - Teaching Assistant
University of North Florida - Teaching Assistant

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jerome, G.J, Boyer, W.R., Bustamante, E.E., Kariuki, J., Lopez-Jimenez, F., Paluch, A.E., Swift, D., Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Barone-Gibbs, B. Increasing Equity of Physical Activity Promotion for Optimal Cardiovascular Health in Adults: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2023;147: 147 (25), 1951-1962.

Shariffi, B., Dillon, K., Gillum, T., Boyer, W.R., Sullivan, S., Lee, E., Kim, J.K. Effects of combined grape seed extract and l-citrulline supplementation on hemodynamic responses in young males. Journal of Dietary Supplements. 2023, 20, 531-542.

Boyer, W.R., Toth, L, Brenton, M., Augé, R. O., Churilla, J. R., Fitzhugh, E.C. The role of resistance training in influencing insulin resistance among adults living with obesity/overweight without diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2023 Jul-Aug;17(4):279-287. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2023.06.002.

Boyer, W.R., Bassett, D., Fitzhugh, E.C., Churilla, J.R., Milano, A., Toth, L., Richardson, M.R. Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors by Race-Ethnicity: 2003–2006 NHANES. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Disparities. 2022, 9, 1607–1615.

Dillon, K., Shariffi, B., Gillum, T., Boyer, W.R., Sullivan, S., Kim, J.K. Effects of Chronic Dietary Grape Seed Extract Supplementation on Aortic Stiffness and Hemodynamic Responses in Obese/Overweight Males during Submaximal Exercise. European Journal of Sports Science. 2022, 7, 1057-1064. doi:10.1080/17461391.2021.1923815.

Greenfield, A., Pereira, F., Apkarian, M., Kuennen, M., Boyer, W.R., Gillum, T. Short-Term Hot Water Immersion Results in Substantial Thermal Strain and Heat Acclimation Onset: Comparison with Heat-Exercise Exposures. Journal of Thermal Biology. 2021, 97(5–6):102898

Boyer, W.R., Ehrlich, S. F., Churilla, J. R., Crouter, S., Fitzhugh, E.C. Leisure-time aerobic physical activity and the risk of diabetes-related mortality: an analysis of effect modification by race-ethnicity. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2021, 35, 1077632.

Sandals Church - Safety Team

Board Member - FitOne Foundation

Traveling with my wife and daughter, golf, watching superhero movies, going to concerts, reading, CrossFit, video games, good food

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2: 8–9 ESV

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” - CS Lewis