Faculty & Staff

Tongjian You, PhD, FACSM, FTOS

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences


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Areas of Expertise

Metabolic and Physical Dysfunctions Associated with Obesity and Aging, Adaptations to Diet and Exercise


PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Exercise Physiology)
MEd, National Research Institute of Sports Science (Exercise Physiology)
BM, Chengdu Institute of Physical Education (Sports Medicine)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. You completed his postdoctoral training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM), and was an Instructor of Medicine at WFUSM.  He came to UMass Boston from the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, SUNY-Buffalo. His current research focuses on: 1) the effects of diet and exercise interventions on adipose tissue metabolism and endocrine function in obese individuals; 2) the effects of mind-body exercise on physical and cognitive functions in older adults. 

Teaching Expertise

Exercise Metabolism
Exercise and Aging
Research Methods

Awards and Accomplishments

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Fellow, The Obesity Society
Chair, Research Awards Committee, American College of Sports Medicine (2016-2019)