Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado

Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Department: Neurology – Jacksonville
Business Phone: (904) 244-9937

About Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado

Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado, Ph.D., M.S., is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Her primary research interest revolves around combating age-related cognitive and physical function decline. Her initial experiences took part in the Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology laboratory at Florida State University under the mentorship of Dr. Arturo Figueroa. Her master’s degree training included extensive training in vascular exercise physiology (e.g., measurements of endothelial function, arterial stiffness, pulse wave analysis, hemodynamics) and cardiovascular adaptations to aging and exercise training. Subsequently, Alvarez-Alvarado pursued her doctoral degree within the Sport and Exercise Psychology laboratory at the Florida State University under the mentorship of Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum. Her research centered on the psychological (e.g., cognitive, affective, motivational) mechanisms underlying the linkage between workload and perceived effort. Specifically, the perceptual-cognitive-affective framework describes the dynamics and adaptations of effort-related components when exposed to incremental physical workloads. Dr. Alvarez-Alvarado completed her postdoctoral associate training with Dr. Adam J. Woods at the University of Florida (Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory) conducting and implementing interventions (tDCS, cognitive training), data analysis (neuroimaging and behavioral), and developing interventions to enhance neurocognitive functioning.

Additional Positions:
Assistant Professor of Neurology
2022 – Current · University of Florida

Accomplishments

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Mentor Materials Grant
2019 · Florida State University
College of Education Travel Scholarship
2018 · Florida State University, College of Education
Congress of Graduate Students Travel Grant
2018 · Florida State University, Congress of Graduate Students
Dr. Linda J. Smith Endowed Scholarship for Lifelong Learning Award
2018 · Florida State University, College of Education
Hazel Royall Stephens O'Connor Dillmeier Endow Fellow-Sport
2018 · Florida State University
College of Education Travel Scholarship
2017 · Florida State University, College of Education
FASEB MARC Travel Award, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference
2016 · Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
FASEB MARC Travel Award, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference
2015 · Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
2013-2016 · Florida State University
Seminole Torchbearers
2013-2016 · Florida State University
Latin American and Caribbean Scholarship
2012 · Florida State University

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-9466-3099

Publications

2023
Effect of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Muscle Soreness and Performance Recovery after Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage in Female Volleyball Players.
Nutrients. 15(17) [DOI] 10.3390/nu15173763. [PMID] 37686795.
2023
Organic self-talk content categories and their relations to sport-specific contextual and personal factors
Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 68 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psychsport.2023.102449. [PMID] 37665899.
2023
The association between diet quality index-international and inflammatory markers in Iranian overweight and obese women.
Frontiers in nutrition. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fnut.2023.1164281. [PMID] 37275644.
2021
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Remediate Age-Related Cognitive Decline in Healthy Older Adults.
Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 17:971-990 [DOI] 10.2147/NDT.S259499. [PMID] 33824591.
2021
Cognitive-Perceptual-Affective-Motivational Dynamics During Incremental Workload Accounting for Exertion Tolerance.
Journal of sport & exercise psychology. 1-13 [DOI] 10.1123/jsep.2020-0160. [PMID] 33631719.
2021
Impact of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Cognitive Training on Frontal Lobe Neurotransmitter Concentrations.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2021.761348. [PMID] 34744698.
2020
Effect of Preperformance Routine on Advanced Swimmers’ Performance and Motor Efficiency, Self-Efficacy, and Idiosyncratic Emotions
The Sport Psychologist. 1-11
2020
Effects of Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Consumption on Cardiometabolic Biomarkers in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.
Journal of medicinal food. 23(12):1238-1247 [DOI] 10.1089/jmf.2019.0240. [PMID] 32429737.
2019
Impact of low-intensity resistance and whole-body vibration training on aortic hemodynamics and vascular function in postmenopausal women.
Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension. 42(12):1979-1988 [DOI] 10.1038/s41440-019-0328-1. [PMID] 31515507.
2019
Interplay Between Workload and Functional Perceptual-Cognitive-Affective Responses: An Inclusive Model.
Journal of sport & exercise psychology. 41(2):107-118 [DOI] 10.1123/jsep.2018-0336. [PMID] 31046538.
2017
Benefits of whole-body vibration training on arterial function and muscle strength in young overweight/obese women.
Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension. 40(5):487-492 [DOI] 10.1038/hr.2016.178. [PMID] 28077859.
2017
Impact of daily strawberry consumption on blood pressure and arterial stiffness in pre- and stage 1-hypertensive postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial.
Food & function. 8(11):4139-4149 [DOI] 10.1039/c7fo01183k. [PMID] 29099521.
2017
The Effects of Stretching Training on Cardiac Autonomic Function in Obese Postmenopausal Women.
Alternative therapies in health and medicine. 23(2):20-26 [PMID] 28323625.
2016
Combined whole-body vibration training and l-citrulline supplementation improves pressure wave reflection in obese postmenopausal women.
Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme. 41(3):292-7 [DOI] 10.1139/apnm-2015-0465. [PMID] 26863234.
2016
Influence of low and normal appendicular lean mass on central blood pressure and wave reflection responses to muscle metaboreflex activation in postmenopausal women.
Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology. 43(12):1243-1246 [DOI] 10.1111/1440-1681.12655. [PMID] 27558210.
2016
l-Citrulline supplementation attenuates blood pressure, wave reflection and arterial stiffness responses to metaboreflex and cold stress in overweight men.
The British journal of nutrition. 116(2):279-85 [DOI] 10.1017/S0007114516001811. [PMID] 27160957.
2016
Whole-body vibration as a potential countermeasure for dynapenia and arterial stiffness.
Integrative medicine research. 5(3):204-211 [DOI] 10.1016/j.imr.2016.06.004. [PMID] 28462119.
2016
Whole-Body Vibration Exercise Therapy Improves Cardiac Autonomic Function and Blood Pressure in Obese Pre- and Stage 1 Hypertensive Postmenopausal Women.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 22(12):970-976 [PMID] 27656953.
2015
Aortic Hemodynamics and Arterial Stiffness Responses to Muscle Metaboreflex Activation With Concurrent Cold Pressor Test.
American journal of hypertension. 28(11):1332-8 [DOI] 10.1093/ajh/hpv043. [PMID] 25904650.
2015
Impact of age on aortic wave reflection responses to metaboreflex activation and its relationship with leg lean mass in post-menopausal women.
Experimental gerontology. 70:119-24 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exger.2015.07.010. [PMID] 26192974.
2015
Impact of L-citrulline supplementation and whole-body vibration training on arterial stiffness and leg muscle function in obese postmenopausal women with high blood pressure.
Experimental gerontology. 63:35-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exger.2015.01.046. [PMID] 25636814.

Grants

Sep 2022 – Apr 2024
ACTIVE MIND: An adaptive clinical trial of cognitive training to improve function and delay dementia
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Feb 2021 ACTIVE
Cognitive Training to Reduce Incidence of Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA

Education

Post-Doctoral Associate, Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging
2019-2022 · University of Florida
PhD, Sport and Exercise Psychology
2019 · Florida State University
MS, Exercise Physiology
2015 · Florida State University

Contact Details

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Business:
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