Nicole Gilbertson is an assistant professor of kinesiology with a specialization in exercise physiology.
Born and raised in Harrisburg, Gilbertson graduated from Shenandoah University in 2013 with degrees in kinesiology and psychology. Gilbertson was a dual-sport college athlete, playing both soccer and basketball at Shenandoah University. She earned a master of science in kinesiology from James Madison University in 2015 with a concentration in clinical exercise physiology. In May 2019, Gilbertson graduated from the University of Virginia with a Ph.D. in kinesiology. Her research focuses on explaining the optimal combination of exercise and nutrition to maximize treatment adherence, improve metabolic health, and halt disease progression in adults with obesity and associated comorbidities.
Gilbertson has taught courses in exercise physiology and nutrition, and she received the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education’s Most Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the 2018-19 academic year. She is actively involved in and has received numerous honors, awards, and scholarships from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Obesity Society. In her free time, Gilbertson enjoys training for half marathons, playing soccer, and cooking.
Gilbertson NM, Paisley AS, Kranz S, et al. Bariatric surgery resistance: using pre-operative lifestyle medicine and/or pharmacology for metabolic responsiveness. Obesity Surgery, 2017; 27(12): 3281-3291.
Stine K, Moxey J, Gilbertson NM, Malin SK, Weltman A. Effect of feedback type and personality on 2000 meter ergometer performance in female varsity collegiate rowers. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2017; 33(8): 2170-2176.
Hargens, TA., Gilbertson NM., Mandelson, JA., Edwards, ES., Akers, JD., Wenos, DL. Vigorous intensity exercise training improved severity of obstructive sleep apnea in a pre-diabetic individual. Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology, 2017; 6(2): 36-41.
Eichner NZM, Gilbertson NM, Heiston EM, Gaitan JM, Musante L, LaSalvia S, Weltman A, Erdbruegger U, Malin SK. Low cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with higher microparticle counts in obese adults. Physiological Reports, 2018; 6(10): e13701.
Gilbertson NM, Eichner NZM, Francois M, Gaitan JM, Heiston EM, Weltman A, Malin SK. Glucose tolerance is linked to fuel use independent of exercise dose. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2018; 50(10): 2058-2066.
Francois M, Gilbertson NM, Eichner NZM, Heiston E, Mehaffey JH, Hassinger TE, Hallowell PT, Malin SK. Combining short-term interval training with caloric-restriction improves ß-cell function in obese adults. Nutrients, 2018; 10(717): 13 pages.
Malin SK, Francois M, Eichner NZM, Gilbertson NM, Heiston EM, Fabric C, Breton M. Impact of short-term exercise training intensity on β-cell function in older obese adults with prediabetes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2018; 125(6): 1979-1986.
Eichner NZM, Gaitan JM, Gilbertson NM, Khurshid M, Weltman A, Malin SK. Postprandial augmentation index is reduced in adults with prediabetes following continuous and interval exercise training. Experimental Physiology, 2019; 104(2):264-271.
Heiston EM, Eichner NZM, Gilbertson NM, Gaitan JM, Kranz S, Weltman A, Malin SK. Short-term exercise training intensity and appetite regulation in obese adults with prediabetes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2019; 126(3): 746-754.
Gilbertson NM, Eichner NZM, Heiston EM, Gaitan JM, Francois M, Mehaffey JH, Hassinger TE, Hallowell PT, Weltman A, Malin SK. A low calorie diet with or without interval exercise training improves adiposopathy in obese women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2019; 20: 1-8.
Eichner NZM, Gilbertson NM, Musante L, LaSalvia S, Weltman A, Erdbruegger U, Malin SK. An oral glucose load decreases post-prandial extracellular vesicles in obese adults with and without prediabetes. Nutrients, 2019; 11(3): E580.
Gilbertson NM, Mandelson JA, Hilovsky K, Akers JA, Wenos DL, Hargens TA, Edwards ES. Combining supervised run sprint interval training or moderate intensity continuous training with the diabetes prevention program on clinical outcomes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2019; 119(7): 1503-1512.
Gaitan JM, Eichner NZM, Gilbertson NM, Heiston EM, Weltman A, Malin SK. Two weeks of interval exercise enhances fat oxidation during exercise in adults with prediabetes. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2019; 18: 636-644.
Gilbertson NM, Miller SL, Eichner NZM, Malin SK. Endothelial function following interval exercise plus low-calorie diet treatment in obese females. Physiological Reports, 2019, epub ahead of print.
Eichner NZM, Gilbertson NM, Heiston EM, LaSalvia S, Weltman A, Erdbruegger U, Malin SK. Interval exercise lowers plasma CD105 extracellular vesicles in prediabetes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2019, epub ahead of print.
Ph D, Kinesiology, The University of Virginia
MS, Kinesiology, James Madison University
BS, Kinesiology, Shenandoah University
BS, Psychology, Shenandoah University