Ali Wolpern, Ph.D.
Ali is a Minnesota native but moved West for college and hasn’t left! Ali completed her BA in Clinical Exercise and Sport Science at Western Colorado University and competed as a XC/Track athlete. Her undergraduate research focused on cardiovascular and ventilatory responses to acute and chronic aerobic exercise. Ali completed both her MS (Exercise Physiology) and Ph.D. (Health and Kinesiology, Emphasis: Health and Disease) at the University of Utah (Go Utes!) where her research focused on acute and chronic effects of physical activity and intra-abdominal pressure on pelvic floor health in women following a vaginal delivery. Ali enjoys introducing her students to the wonders of exercise physiology! In her free time, Ali likes to run crazy long distances of 30-50 miles (generally getting lost during these adventures), backpack, and hang out with her husband and dogs.
Exercise Physiology, Basic Human Nutrition, and Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
My research interests include pelvic floor health among non-athletes and athletes, postpartum exercise and physical activity, and physiological implications of exercise in clinical populations. Though, I’m willing to guide and support student research in other areas of interest. See Orcid for a list of publications.
Wolpern, AE., Bardsley, TR., Brusseau, TA., Byun, W., Egger, MJ., Nygaard, IE., Wu, J. Shaw, JM. Physical activity in the early postpartum period in primiparous women. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2021.06.009.
Wolpern, AE., de Gennaro, JD., Brusseau, TA., Byun, W., Egger, MJ., Hitchcock, RW., Nygaard, IE., Sheng, X., Shaw, JM. (2020). Relationship between aerobic fitness indicators and intra-abdominal pressure in healthy adult women. Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology, 9(3):97-103. doi: 10.31189/2165-6193-9.3.97.
Wu J., Einerson B., Shaw JM., Nygaard IE., Sheng X., Wolpern A., Egger MJ. (2019). Association between sleep quality and physical activity in postpartum women. Sleep Health. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.07.008.
Wolpern, AE., Sherwin, KJ., Moss, WD., Nygaard, IE., Egger, MJ., Brusseau, TA., Shaw, JM. (2019). Compliance with wrist-worn accelerometers in primiparous early postpartum women. Heliyon, 5(1). doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01193.
Dalleck, LC., Wolpern, AE. (2015). Is the ACE three-zone training model, a superior method to the relative percent concept for establishing exercise intensity. ACE ProSource.
Wolpern, AE., Burgos, D., Janot, J., Dalleck, L. (2015). Is the ACE three-zone training model, a superior method to the relative percent concept for establishing exercise intensity? A randomized controlled trial. Biomed Central Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 7(16).
Trachte, TE., Wolpern, AE. (2014). Cardiovascular Disease Risk Profile of NCAA Division 2 Cross Country Runners. Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research, 9 (1).