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Lee Weidauer

Lee Weidauer

Title

Assistant Professor

Office Building

Wecota Hall

Office

309

Mailing Address

Wecota Hall 309
Health & Nutritional Sciences-Box 506
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Dr. Weidauer is an assistant professor who teaches in the undergraduate exercise science program and across all graduate programs in the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences. He also works across several disciplines by assisting other scientists in the design and analysis of their projects. The focus of his research aims to prevent osteoarthritis through the identification of modifying risk factors in young individuals as well as preventing injuries known to result in the development of osteoarthritis.

CV

Weidauer_CV .pdf(120.53 KB)

Education

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition, Exercise, and Food Science (May 2012)
Dissertation: The Effect of Participation in Different Types of Physical Activity and Age on Bone Mass, Density, and Geometric Properties

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Masters of Science in Exercise Science (May 2009)
Thesis: The Effect of a Commercially Available Caffeine Based Dietary Supplement on 40-Kilometer
Time Trial Performance

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training (May 2007)

Academic Responsibilities

EXS 755: Applied Exercise Physiology
NUTR 782: Epidemiology
EXS 450/550: Clinical Exercise Physiology


Grants

SD00R691-20: United States Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture. “Improving the health span of aging adults through diet and physical activity” (2020-2025).
Role: Principal Investigator

SD00H706-20: United States Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture. “Exploring the Role of Diet and Physical Activity in Muscle, Bone, and Joint Health Across the Lifespan” (2019-2024).
Role: Principal Investigator

United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences: "Improving officer-soldier relationships through active listening skills training" (2017-2019).
Amount: $241,644
Role: Co-Investigator

Sanford Health – SDSU Collaborative Research Seed Grant: “Protein Supplementation and Rates of Muscle Loss and Gain Following Disuse” (2017-2018).
Amount: $112,499
Role: Principal Investigator

South Dakota State University Research and Scholarly Support Fund Award: “Subchondral Bone Changes Following Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament” (2017-2018).
Amount: $2,400
Role: Principle Investigator

South Dakota State University Scholarly Excellence Grant: “The Role of Female Sex Hormones on Neuromuscular Factors Related to ACL Injuries” (2014-2015).
Amount: $9,000
Role: Principal Investigator

South Dakota State University Academic and Scholarly Excellence Grant: “A Longitudinal Examination of Post-Concussion Depressive Symptomology in Division I Student-Athletes” (2014-2015).
Amount: $2,900
Role: Co-Investigator

National Children’s Study Formative Research Project “LOI3 PHYS-02: Assessment of Growth in Infants and Children from Birth to 5 Years of Age using Ulnar and Lower Leg Length” (2010-2011). Amount: $10,489
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Professional Memberships

American College of Sports Medicine
National Athletic Trainers Association

Work Experience

2017-Present Assistant Professor, Health and Nutritional Sciences, South Dakota State University

2015-2017 Research Associate III/Assistant Professor, Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition/Health and Nutritional Science Department, South Dakota State University (Graduate Faculty Member)

2012-2015 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition, South Dakota State University

2011- 2012 Research Coordinator, Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition, South Dakota State University

2009-2011 Research Assistant, National Children’s Study, Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition, South Dakota State University

Area(s) of Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Bjornestad, A., Brown, L., Weidauer, L. (2019) The relationship between social support and depressive symptoms in Midwestern farmers. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 43(4), 109-117.

Weidauer, L., Binkley, T., Beare, T., Minett, M., Specker, B. (2018) Longitudinal pQCT Measures in Children and Grandchildren of Individuals with Knee or Hip Replacement for Osteoarthritis. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 476(5), 1093-1103.

Minett, M., Weidauer, L., Wey, H., Binkley, T., Beare, T., Specker, B. (2018) Sports Participation in High School and College Leads to High Bone Density and Greater Rates of Bone Loss in Young Men: Results from a Population-Based Study. Calcified Tissue International. 103(1): 5-15.

Minett, M., Binkley, T., Weidauer, L., Specker, B. (2017) Changes in Body Composition and Bone of Female Collegiate Soccer Players Through the Competitive Season and Off-Season. Journal of Neuromuscular and Neuronal Interactions. 17(1): 386-398 PMID: 28250243

Oberlander, T., Olson, B., Weidauer, L. (2017) Test-Retest Reliability of the King-Devick Test in an Adolescent Population. Journal of Athletic Training. 52(5): 439-445. PMID: 28362161

Weidauer L, McCormack L, Gorres-Martens B, Specker B. (2016) High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency in Farming and Non-Farming Populations in South Dakota: Associations with Parathyroid Hormone, Body Fat and Bone Density. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 31(3): 204-212.

Weidauer, L., Binkley, T., Beare, T., Minett, M., McCormack, L., Wey, A., Specker, B. (2015) Do Sex Differences Exist in Rates of Falls and Fractures in Hutterite, Rural, and Non-rural Populations, Aged 20 to 66 Years? Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 473(8): 2514-2520. PMID: 25762018

Specker B, Wey H, Binkley T, Beare T, Minett M, Weidauer L. (2015) Rural vs. Non-rural Differences and Longitudinal Bone Changes by DXA and pQCT in Men Aged 20-66 years: A Population-Based Study. Bone. 79: 79-87. PMID: 25957824

Roiger T, Weidauer L, Kern, B. (2015) A Longitudinal Pilot Study of Depressive Symptomology in Concussed and Injured, Non-Concussed Division I Student-Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(3): 256-261. PMID: 25562455
Binkley, T., Weidauer, L., Daughters, S., Vukovich, M. (2015) Changes in Body Composition in Division I Football Players Over a Competitive Season and Recovery in Off-Season. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(9): 2503-2512. PMID: 26313574

Weidauer, L, Wey, H, Slater, H, Moyer-Mileur, L, Specker, B. (2014) Estimation of Length or Height in Infants and Young Children Using Ulnar and Lower Leg Length with DXA Validation. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56: 995-1000.

Weidauer L, Binkley, T, Vukovich, M, Specker, B. (2014) Greater Polar Moment of Inertia at the Tibia in Athletes Who Develop Stress Fractures. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2(7). PMID: 26535343

Weidauer LA, Minett M, Binkley T, Negus C, Vukovich M, Wey H, Specker B. (2014) Odd-Impact Loading Results in Increased Cortical Area and Moments of Inertia in Collegiate Athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114(7): 1429-1438. PMID: 24664495

Binkley, T, Parupsky, E, Kleinsasser, B, Weidauer, L, Specker, B. (2014) Feasibility, Compliance, and Efficacy of a Randomized Controlled Trial Using Vibration in Pre-pubertal Children. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, 14(3): 294-302. PMID: 25198224

Nichenametla SN, Weidauer LA, Wey HE, Beare TM, Specker BL, Dey M. (2014) Resistant starch type 4-enriched diet lowered blood cholesterols and improved body composition in a double blind controlled crossover intervention. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 58(6): 1365-1369. PMID: 24478107

Weidauer L, Binkley T, Berry R, Specker B. (2013) Variation in Cortical Density within the Cortical Shell of Individuals across a Range in Densities and Ages. Journal Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions, 13(1): 89-96. PMID: 23445918

Weidauer L, Eilers M, Binkley T, Vukovich M, Specker B. (2012) Effect of different collegiate sports on cortical bone in the tibia. Journal Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions, 12(2): 68-73. PMID: 22647279


ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
Weidauer, L., Beare, T., Binkley, T., Minett, M., Specker, B. “Population and Sex Differences in the Associations Between IGF-1, Protein Consumption, and Lean Mass”. Thematic poster, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. (June 2019)

Sime, B., Weidauer, L. “Reliability of Isokinetic Testing of the Quadriceps and Hamstrings and Handgrip Dynomometer Measurements”. Northland American College of Sports Medicine Spring Meeting in St. Paul, MN. (April 2019)

Pappadackis, P., Kattelmann, K., Weidauer, L., McCormack, L., Colby, S. “A Campus Dining Tour Intervention for First Year Students Perception of Healthfullness and Environment”. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference in Orlando, Florida. (July 2019)

Bjornestad, A. G., Brown, L. E., Weidauer, L., Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, "The
Impact of Social Support on Depression Symptoms in Farmers," Center for Rural Health: University
of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. (June 13, 2018).

Weidauer, L. Subchondral Bone in Young Adults Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair. Black Forest Forum on Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions. June 2017

Weidauer, L., Zwart, MB., Albert, J., Clapper, J., Vukovich, M., Specker, B. Neuromuscular Changes Throughout The Menstrual Cycle in Physically Active College-Aged Females. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 2016.

Zwart, M., Blenkinsop, O., Weidauer, L. The Effect of a Six Week Balance Training Program on Postural Stability. National Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Meeting, June 2013.

Hanline, V., Weidauer, L., Olson, B. Test-Retest Reliability of the Stability Evaluation Test of
VSR™ Sport in a Pediatric Sample. National Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Meeting, June 2013.

Weidauer L. Bone Changes in Athletes: Beyond Bone Density. South Dakota State University Health and Nutrition Conference, March 2013.

Weidauer L., Eilers M, Negus C, Wey H, Vukovich M, Specker B. Bone changes in athletes throughout a competitive season. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, October 2012. ASMBR Annual Meeting President’s Poster Competition Award Winner.

Weidauer L, Eilers M, Vukovich M, Binkley T, Specker B. (2011) The effect of different sport activities on cortical bone in the tibia. Med Sci Sports Exerc 43(5): 248-249. Abstract presented at the ACSM Annual Meeting in May of 2011.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Weidauer, L., Koens, N. Subchondral Bone Changes in Young Adults Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair. Black Forest Forum for Musculoskeletal Interactions. June 2017.

Weidauer, L., Binkley, T., Beare, T., Minett, M., McCormack, L., Specker, B. Falls and Fractures in Three Populations Aged 20 to 66 Years. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Musculoskeletal Sex Differences throughout the Lifespan Research Symposium, July 2014. Abstract selected for a Young-Investigator Travel Award.

Weidauer, L., Zwart, MB., Albert, J., Clapper, J., Vukovich, M., Specker, B. Neuromuscular Changes Throughout the Menstrual Cycle in Physically Active College-Aged Females. Avera Health Sports Medicine Symposium, June 2016.

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