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About the Cardiovascular Research Lab

Welcome to the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory. We conduct clinical and translational research on cardiovascular autonomic control and the impact of exercise on human health and disease. We focus on a broad variety of areas including the effects of aging, whole body exercise for those with spinal cord injury and other neuromuscular disorders, and conditions and pathophysiologies that also impact autonomic control (e.g., chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, and sleep apnea).

About J. Andrew Taylor, PhD.

Dr. Taylor is the Principal Investigator for Spaulding’s Cardiovascular Research Lab. He holds a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Arizona. He had postdoctoral fellowships at Duke University Medical School and the Medical College of Virginia before joining the Harvard Medical School Faculty. He is currently an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Associate Chair for Research in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a Fellow of the American Heart Association.  He has published over 100 research articles on topics such as the impact of microgravity on blood pressure control in astronauts, the effects of exercise on human aging, and most recently the beneficial effects of functional electrical stimulation of the legs for rowing exercise in those with spinal cord injury.