Research Interests:
Dr. Gibson's research interests include body composition and physiological responses to exercise. Dr. Gibson, an 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, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Selected Publications:
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 (2016; epub ahead of print doi:

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.

A.L. Gibson, J. Beam, M. Kulovitz, C. Mermier, M. Zuhl. “Time course of fluid distribution due to postural change in a diverse sample of healthy adults”. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 69: 14-19, 2015 (doi:10.1038/ejcn.2013.269).

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. Accepted for publication November 23, 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.
Special Interests:

Motivating students at 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, camping, rock climbing, SCUBA diving, and gardening.