Research Interests:
Dr. Gibson's research interests include body composition and physiological responses to exercise. Dr. Gibson, textbook author and international presenter in the area of obesity research, has published original research in journals including Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Selected Publications:
A.L. Gibson, D.R. Wagner, and V. H. Heyward: Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (8th ed); Human Kinetics Publishers (anticipated release October 2018).

N.M. Beltz, F.T. Amorim, A.L. Gibson, J.M. Janot, L. Kravitz, C.M. Mermier, N.Cole, T.A., Moriarty, T.P. Nunez, S. Trigg and L.C. Dalleck. “Hemodynamic and metabolic responses to Self-Paced and Ramp graded exercise protocols.” Submitted to Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (Accepted for publication January 3, 2018).

A.L. Gibson and M.K.Alencar. Energy Needs and Body Composition Considerations in Sports Nutrition Needs for Child and Adolescent Athletes (Ed. Chad M. Kerksick and Elizabeth Fox). CRC Press 2016.

A.L. Gibson, J.L. Roper, and C.M. Mermier. “Intra-individual variability in test-retest air displacement plethysmography measurements of men and women”. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 26: 404-412, 2016.

K.E. Johnson, B.Miller, T.A. McLain, A.L. Gibson, R. Otterstetter.“Bioelectrical impedance and ultrasound to assess body composition in college-aged adults”. Journal of Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism. 2016; 2: e1176. doi: 10.14800/janhm.1176 2016.

C.R. Carriker, C.M. Mermier, T.A. VanDusseldrop, K.E. Johnson, N.M. Beltz, R.A. Vaughan, J.J. McCormick, N.H. Cole, C.C. Witt, A.L. Gibson. “Effect of acute dietary nitrate consumption on oxygen consumption during submaximal exercise in hypobaric hypoxia”. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism 26:315-322, 2016.

A.L. Gibson, J. Beam, M. Kulovitz, C. Mermier, M. Zuhl. “Time course of supine and standing shifts in total body, intracellular and extracellular water for a sample of healthy adults”. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 69: 14-19, 2015.

R.A. Robergs, D. Kennedy, A.L. Gibson, M. Zuhl, H-S. Hsu, J. Beam, R.M. Salgado, A.C. White, A. Majumdar, S. Lawson, E. Estrada, G. Sierra. “Evidence for the invalidity of the Wingate test for the assessment of peak power, power decrement and muscular fatigue”. Central European Journal of Sport Science & Medicine 10: 63-78, 2015.

V.H. Heyward and A.L. Gibson: Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (7th ed); Human Kinetics Publishers (2014).
Special Interests:
Motivating students of all levels to apply the theory learned in the classroom to the reality of daily life. Dr. Gibson is a believer in experiential learning opportunities and relishes opportunities in which students gain and practice hands-on exercise physiology laboratory skills. Dr. Gibson joined UNM's Exercise Science Program in August 2009. Her outside interests include cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, and gardening.