Gretchen Casazza

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Research Director for UCD Sports Medicine

Departments

Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Offices and Labs

3301 C St. Suite 1600, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 734-5632

Degrees

2003 PhD (Integrative Biology) UC Berkeley
1994 MS (Exercise Science) UC Davis
1989 BS (Physical Education) UC Davis

Research Interests

Research Description: Applied research to improve the health and exercise performance of active individuals. Current research projects include optimizing exercise training and performance in competitive athletes, the effects of energy balance on bone health and exercise performance, ACL injury prevention programs, sports nutrition and metabolism.

Department and Center Affiliations

Sports Medicine

ProfessionalSocieties

ACSM
SWACSM

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Systemic Physiology
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Exercise Physiology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Nutrition Graduate Group

Labs

Sports Medicine
  • Karine Schaal
  • Ashley Tovar

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are exercise physiology and metabolism

Courses

EXS 206 Exercise Metabolism (Spring)
EXS 290 Exercise Science Seminar (Winter)

Publications

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  • Schaal K, LE Meur Y, Louis J, Filliard JR, Hellard P, Casazza G, Hausswirth C. Whole-Body Cryostimulation Limits Overreaching in Elite Synchronized Swimmers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jul;47(7):1416-25.

     

  • Stebbins CL, Moore JL, Casazza GA. Effects of cadence on aerobic capacity following a prolonged, varied intensity cycling trial.

    J Sports Sci Med. 2014 Jan 20;13(1):114-9.

  • Sellami M, Abderrahman AB, Casazza GA, Kebsi W, Lemoine-Morel S, Bouguerra L, Zouhal H. Effect of age and combined sprint and strength training on plasma catecholamine responses to a Wingate-test.

    Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 May;114(5):969-82.

  • Campbell C, Grapov D, Fiehn O, Chandler CJ, Burnett DJ, Souza EC, Casazza GA, Gustafson MB, Keim NL, Newman JW, Hunter GR, Fernandez JR, Garvey WT, Harper ME, Hoppel CL, Meissen JK, Take K, Adams SH.

    Improved metabolic health alters host metabolism in parallel with changes in systemic xeno-metabolites of gut origin. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 8;9(1):e84260.

  • Zouhal H, Lemoine-Morel S, Mathieu ME, Casazza GA, Jabbour G. Catecholamines and obesity: effects of exercise and training. Sports Med. 2013 Jul;43(7):591-600.

  • Too BW, Cicai S, Hockett KR, Applegate E, Davis BA, Casazza GA. Natural versus commercial carbohydrate supplementation and endurance running performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Jun 15;9(1):27.

  • Maddock RJ, Casazza GA, Buonocore MH, Tanase C. Vigorous exercise increases brain lactate and Glx (glutamate+glutamine): a dynamic 1H-MRS study. Neuroimage. 2011 Aug 15;57(4):1324-30.

  • Jabbour G, Lemoine-Morel S, Casazza GA, Hala Y, Moussa E, Zouhal H. Catecholamine Response to Exercise in Obese, Overweight, and Lean Adolescent Boys. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 2011 43(3):408–415.
  • Maddock RJ, Casazza GA, Buonocore MH, Tanase C. Vigorous exercise increases brain lactate and Glx (glutamate+glutamine): a dynamic 1H-MRS study. Neuroimage. 2011 Aug 15;57(4):1324-30.
  • Schaal K, Van Loan MD, Casazza GA. Reduced Catecholamine Response to Exercise in Amenorrheic Athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 43(1):34–43.
  • Hoffman MD, Lebus DK, Ganong AC, Casazza GA, Van Loan M. Body composition of 161-km ultramarathoners. Int J Sports Med. 2010 Feb;31(2):106-9.
  • Lebus DK, Casazza GA, Hoffman MD, Van Loan MD. Can changes in body mass and total body water accurately predict hyponatremia after a 161-km running race? Clin J Sport Med. 2010 20(3):193-9.
  • Skillen RA, Testa M, Applegate EA, Heiden EA, Fascetti AJ, Casazza GA. Effects of an amino acid carbohydrate drink on exercise performance after consecutive-day exercise bouts. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008 Oct;18(5):473-92.
  • Campbell C, Prince D, Braun M, Applegate E, Casazza GA. Carbohydrate-supplement form and exercise performance. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2008 Apr;18(2):179-90.
  • Moore JL, Shaffrath JD, Casazza GA, Stebbins CL.Cardiovascular Effects of Cadence and Workload.Int J Sports Med. 2007 Oct 24; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Jacobs KA, Casazza GA, Suh SH, Horning MA, Brooks GA. Fatty acid reesterification but not oxidation is increased by oral contraceptive use in women. J Appl Physiol. 2005 May;98(5):1720-31.
  • Casazza, G. A., S.-H. Suh, B. F. Miller, M. A. Horning and G. A. Brooks. Menstrual Cycle Phase and Oral Contraceptive Effects On Triglyceride Mobilization During Exercise. J Appl Physiol. J Appl Physiol. 2004 Jul;97(1):302-9.
  • Suh, S.H., G. A. Casazza, M. A. Horning, B. F. Miller, and G. A. Brooks. Effects of oral contraceptives on glucose flux and substrate oxidation rates during rest and exercise. J Appl Physiol. 94:285-94, 2003.
  • Casazza, G. A., S.-H. Suh, B. F. Miller, and G. A. Brooks. Effects of oral contraceptives on peak exercise capacity. J Appl Physiol. 93: 1698-1702, 2002.
  • Suh, S.H., G. A. Casazza, M. A. Horning, B. F. Miller, and G. A. Brooks. Luteal and follicular glucose fluxes during rest and exercise in 3-h postabsorptive women. J Appl Physiol. 93:42-50, 2002.
  • Bergman BC, Horning MA, Casazza GA, Wolfel EE, Butterfield GE, Brooks GA. Endurance training increases gluconeogenesis during rest and exercise in men. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 278(2): E244-51, 2000.
  • Bergman BC, Butterfield GE, Wolfel EE, Casazza GA, Lopaschuk GD, Brooks GA. Evaluation of exercise and training on muscle lipid metabolism. Am J Physiol. 1999 Jan; 276(1 Pt 1): E106-17.
  • Bergman BC, Wolfel EE, Butterfield GE, Lopaschuk GD, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Brooks GA. Active muscle and whole body lactate kinetics after endurance training in men. J Appl Physiol. 87:1684-96, 1999.
  • Friedlander AL, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Usaj A, Brooks GA. Endurance training increases fatty acid turnover, but not fat oxidation, in young men. J Appl Physiol. 86(6): 2097-105, 1999.
  • Friedlander AL, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Buddinger TF, Brooks GA. Effects of exercise intensity and training on lipid metabolism in young women. Am J Physiol. 275(5 Pt 1): E853-63, 1998.
  • Friedlander AL, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Huie MJ, Piacentini MF, Trimmer JK, Brooks GA. Training-induced alterations of carbohydrate metabolism in women: women respond differently from men. J Appl Physiol. 85(3): 1175-86, 1998.