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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.


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.

Boyer, W.R., J.R. Churilla, S.F. Ehrlich, S.E. Crouter, L.M. Hornbuckle, 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.

Hornbuckle, L.M., M.J. McKenzie, 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.

Buresh, R., L.M. Hornbuckle, D. Garrett, H. Garber, A. Woodward.  Associations between measures of health-related physical fitness and cardiometabolic markers in college students.  Journal of American College Health.  66(8); 754-766, 2018.

Morton. A.L., L.M. Hornbuckle, M. Aranda, D.T. Yates, C.L. Anderson.  An exploratory study on the determinants of group indoor cycling participation in Black and White Adults.  SAGE Open.  9(3); 1-9, 2019.

Rauer, A., 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.  27(4); 503-509, 2019.

Hornbuckle, L.M., Z. Gizlice, D.P. Heil, M.C. Whitt-Glover.  A faith-integrated physical activity intervention and cardiometabolic risk in African-American women.  Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.  4(19):225-234, 2019.

Hunter, G.R., W.H. Neumeier, P.C. Chandler-Laney, S.J. Carter, J.H. Borges, L.M. Hornbuckle, E.P. Plaisance, G. Fisher.  Ratings of perceived exertion during walking predicts endurance independent of physiological effort in older women.  Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.  34(5):1340-1344, 2020.

Hornbuckle, L.M., A. Rauer.  Engaging a community advisory board to inform an exercise intervention in older African-American couples.  Journal of Primary Prevention.  41(3):261-278, 2020.

Hornbuckle, L.M., A. Rauer, K.M. Winters-Stone, C. Springer, C.S. Jones, L.P. Toth.  Better together? A pilot study of romantic partner influence on exercise adherence and cardiometabolic risk factors in African-American couples.  Journal of Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities.  (Epub ahead of print)

Hornbuckle, L.M.  Running while Black: a distinctive safety concern and barrier to exercise in White neighborhoods.  Preventive Medicine Reports.  22, 1-3, eCollection 2021.

Hornbuckle, L.M., C.S. Barroso, A. Rauer, C.S. Jones, K.M. Winters-Stone.  “It was just for us”: qualitative evaluation of an exercise intervention for African-American couples.  BMC Public Health.  21:838, 1-12, 2021.