Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Buford is a Professor in the UAB Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care. He also serves as Director for the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine and Co-Director of the NIH-funded Nathan Shock Center for the Basic Biology of Aging. Dr. Buford’s research utilizes clinical and pre-clinical models focused on preserving the health and independence of older adults, including leading multiple recent clinical trials related to exercise and mobility. He current has extensive NIH funding including two active R01 awards and has served on numerous grant peer-review committees including serving as a standing member of the NIH's Aging Systems and Geriatrics panel. Among his prior research projects, he served as a co-investigator on the Phase 3 Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders study and also serves as a clinical center Site PI for the NIH's Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans consortium funded by the NIH Common Fund.
  • Selected Publications

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2008 Macronutrient intake for physical activity.  95-119. 2008

    Research Overview

  • Aging, Exercise, Mobility, Skeletal Muscle, Microbiome, Rehabilitation, Cognition
  • Investigator On

  • Comparative Bioenergetics of Aging  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Comparative Bioenergetics of Aging - Core A - Administrative Program Enrichment Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Comparative Energetics and Aging  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Comparative Energetics and Aging - Administration and Program Enhancement Core A  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Exercise for Memory Rehabilitation in Epilepsy  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Impact of Physical Activity Routines and Dietary Intake on the Longitudinal Symptom Experience of the People Living HIV (PROSPER_HIV)  awarded by Case Western Reserve University
  • Impact of Physical Activity Routines and Dietary Intake on the Longitudinal Symptom Experience of the People Living HIV (PROSPER_HIV)  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
  • Reuniting the Brain and Body to Understand Cognitive Aging: The Nexus of Geroscience and Neuroscience  awarded by MCKNIGHT BRAIN RESEARCH FOUNDATION
  • The Exercise and Physical Activity Collaborative Team (ExPACT): a Proposed MoTrPAC Clinical Center  awarded by BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
  • The Impact of Hip Exercises on Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength and Function as a Potential Non-Surgical Management for Urinary Incontinence in Older Women  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Precision Nutrition Clinical Center  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology, Baylor University 2009
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Oklahoma State University 2006
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Social Science Teacher Education, Oklahoma Baptist University 2004
  • Full Name

  • Thomas Buford