Hirofumi Tanaka completed his undergraduate degree in physical education at the International Martial Arts University in Japan and received an M.S. degree in bioenergetics at Ball State University, Ind, USA, and a Ph.D. degree in exercise physiology at the University of Tennessee, Tenn, USA. He also completed a postdoctoral training in cardiovascular physiology at the University of Colorado. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. His research effort has been directed toward the influence of aging and lifestyle modifications on cardiovascular disease risk and functions in humans. In particular, he is interested in determining the efficacy of regular physical activity for primary and secondary prevention of age-related changes in arterial function and structure. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association and is a recipient of various awards, including the New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine and Research Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010