Research Interests:
Dr. Mermier's research interests include physiological responses to exercise in all populations including athletes and those with chronic disease or disability, as well as non-traditional athletes such as dancers and rock climbers. Dr. Mermier has published original research in journals including Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Selected Publications:
Impact of varying dosages of fish oil on recovery and soreness following eccentric exercise. VanDusseldorp TA, Escobar KA, Johnson KE, Stratton MT, Holmes AJ, Moriarty TA, Mangine GT, Cole NH, Kerksick CM, Mermier CM. Nutrients 2020, 12, 2246; doi:10.3390/nu12082246. Received: 16 June 2020; Accepted: 23 July 2020; Published: 27 July 2020

Heat acclimation increases VO2max and Hsp72, but not markers of mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative phosphorylation in skeletal tissue. Zachary A Mang, Zachary J Fennel, Andrew D Wells, Rogelio Realzola, Zachary McKenna, Christian Droemer, Jonathan Houck, Christine M Mermier, Roberto Nava, and Fabiano Amorim. July 2020 Experimental Physiology. DOI: 10.1113/EP088563

An Oral Glutamine Supplement Reduces Fatigue During Repeated Bouts of Firefighting Simulations. Moore, M., Moriarty, T., Connolly, G., Mermier, C., Amorim, F., Miller, K., Zuhl, M. (2019). Safety, 5 (2) 38. doi:10.3390/safety5020038

The Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise and Rapamycin Treatment on Autophagy in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Adults with Prediabetes. McCormick, J., King, K., Dokladny, Mermier, C. (2019). Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 16 April 2019.

The Effect of Acute Glutamine Supplementation on Markers of Inflammation and Fatigue During Consecutive Days of Simulated Wildland Firefighting. Zuhl, M., Moriarty, T., Amorim, F., Bourbeau, K., Welch, A., McCormick, J., King, K., Mermier, C. (2019). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61 (2). doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001507

The Effect of Aging on the Autophagic and Heat Shock Response in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells. McCormick, J., VanDusseldorp, T., Ulrich, G., Lanphere, R., Dokladny, K., Moseley, P., & Mermier, C. (2018). Physiology International, 105 (3), 247-256. doi: 10.1556/2060.105.2018.3.20.

Harness Suspension Stress: Physiological and Safety Assessment. Beverly, J., Zuhl, M., White, J., Beverly, E., VanDusseldorp, T., McCormick, J., Williams, J., Beam, J., Mermier, C. (2018). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61 (1). 35-40. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001459

Effect of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation on Markers of Muscle Damage and Recovery Following Acute Eccentric Resistance Exercise. VanDusseldorp, T., Escobar, K., Johnson, K., Stratton, M., Moriarity, T., Cole, N., McCormick, J., Kerksick, C., Vaughan, R., Dokladny, K., Kravitz, L., Mermier, C. (2018). Nutrients, 10 (10), 1389. doi:10.3390/nu10101389

Special Interests:
Working with students, especially teaching hands-on exercise physiology laboratory skills. Dr. Mermier has worked with UNM's Exercise Science Program since 1990. She is the Chair of the Main Campus Office Institutional Review Board. Her outside interests include cycling, trail running, camping, hiking with her dogs, and rock climbing.