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Lyndsey Hornbuckle, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor
Exercise Physiology
HPER 337

Hornbuckle’s primary research interest is the effects of various exercise and physical activity interventions on body composition and biomarkers for cardiovascular disease risk. The majority of her work has examined these relationships in underrepresented populations including African-American women and low-income individuals.


PhD Florida State University Exercise Physiology
MS University of Tennessee, Knoxville Exercise Physiology
BS University of Tennessee, Knoxville Nutrition

Hornbuckle is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has served on multiple national committees for the organization. She is also a Registered Dietitian and maintains certifications in group exercise, indoor cycling, and personal fitness training.

Hornbuckle, L.M., P-Y. Liu, J.Z. Ilich, J-S. Kim, B.H. Arjmandi, and L.B. Panton.  Effects of resistance training and walking on CVD risk in African-American women.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  44(3):525-533, 2012.

Liu, P-Y., L.M. Hornbuckle, L.B. Panton, J-S Kim, and J.Z. Ilich.  Evidence for the association between abdominal fat and cardiovascular risk factors in overweight, middle-age to older African-American women.  Journal of the American College of Nutrition.  31(2):126-132, 2012.

Whitt-Glover, M.C., J.C. Hunter, C. Foy, S.A. Quandt, M.Z. Vitolins, I. Leng, L.M. Hornbuckle, K.A. Foster, A.G. Bertoni.  Translating the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for use in underresourced, urban African American communities, 2010.  Preventing Chronic Disease.  10:2013.

Liu, P-Y., L.M. Hornbuckle, J.Z. Ilich, J-S Kim, and L.B. Panton.  Body composition and muscular strength as predictors of bone mineral density in African-American women with metabolic syndrome.  Ethnicity & Disease.  24(3):356-362, 2014.

Hornbuckle, L.M., J.D. Kingsley, M.R. Kushnick, R.J. Moffatt, E.M. Haymes, R. Miles, T. Toole, and L.B. Panton.  Effects of a 12-month pedometer-based walking intervention in women of low socioeconomic status.  Clinical Medicine Insights: Women’s Health.  9(Suppl. 1):75-84, 2016.

Hunter, G.R., D.R. Moellering, S.J. Carter, B.A. Gower, M.M. Bamman, L.M. Hornbuckle, E.P. Plaisance, and G. Fisher.  Potential causes of elevated REE following high intensity exercise.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  49(12):2414-2421, 2017.

Feito, Y., L.M. Hornbuckle, L.A. Reid, and S.E. Crouter.  Effect of the Actigraph’s low frequency extension for estimating steps and physical activity intensity.  PLOS One.  12(11): e0188242, 2017.

Whitt-Glover M.C., M.V. Goldmon, Z. Gizlice, M. Sillice, L. Hornbuckle, D.P. Heil. Increasing physical activity in black women: results from a randomized trial conducted in faith-based settings.  Ethnicity & Disease.  27(4):411-420, 2017.

Hornbuckle, L.M., M.J. McKenzie, and M.C. Whitt-Glover.  Effects of high-intensity interval training on cardiometabolic risk in African-American women: a pilot study.  Ethnicity & Health.  23(7):752-766, 2018.

Boyer, W.R., J.R. Churilla, S.F. Ehrlich, S.E. Crouter, L.M. Hornbuckle, and E.C. Fitzhugh.  Protective role of physical activity on type 2 diabetes: analysis of effect modification by race-ethnicity.  Journal of Diabetes.  10(2):166-178, 2018.

Buresh, R., L.M. Hornbuckle, D. Garrett, H. Garber, and A. Woodward.  Associations between measures of health-related physical fitness and cardiometabolic markers in college students.  Journal of American College Health.  Epub ahead of print, 2018.

Rauer, A.J. and L.M. Hornbuckle.  If he’s in shape, so is the marriage: perceptions of physical fitness and exercise and older couples’ marital functioning.  Journal of Aging Physical Activity.  (In Press)