Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health
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Jeffrey Woods is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. His area of interest is exercise physiology; the role of exercise in the modulation of immune function in the young and old, neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying exercise, and stress-induced immunomodulation. The broad goal of his research program is to generate a public health message regarding the effects of exercise on immune function and susceptibility to disease. The current belief is that moderate exercise enhances immune function, whereas intense, prolonged exercise suppresses it.