Thad Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Thad Wilson is an Associate Professor of Physiology. His research interests are in thermal physiology, eccrine sweat glands, and the interaction between the environment and health / disease. He also has a special interest in sympathetic nervous system responses to manual therapies and physical agents. His teaching interests are focused around helping medical students help themselves learn physiology by means of context and clinical application.One of his teaching passions is incorporating innovative teaching methods, such as flipped classrooms, problem-based learning, and team-based learning.
Thad obtained his B.S. and M.S. at the University of Wyoming and Ph.D. at the University of Utah. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He also was a visiting scholar at the General Clinical Research Center at Penn State College of Medicine and Righospitalet (National Hospital of Denmark) at the University of Copenhagen.
Thad has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles primarily in environmental physiology, as well as a physiology textbook (Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology). LIR Physiology represents a concise medical-oriented text with clinical applications, visual representations of high-impact physiological processes, and board-style review questions.
Thad sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Thermal Biology and the Journal of Applied Physiology and is an Associate Editor for the Environmental Physiology and Occupational Physiology sections for Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, has served on a number of governmental grant review panels, and currently serves on the AOA Council of Research. He is a member of the American Physiological Society and participates in both state and international physiology conferences and organizations.