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:
Roper, J., Doerfler, D., Kravitz, L. Dufek, J, Mermier, C. Gait Retraining from Rearfoot Strike to Forefoot Strike Does Not Change Running Economy. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 38(14): 1076-1082
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-110225 (November, 2017).

Roy Salgado, Ailish White, Roger Vaughan, Daryl Parker, Suzanne Schneider, James McCormick, Nicholas Gannon, Trisha McLain, Len Kravitz, and Christine Mermier. Mitochondrial efficiency and exercise economy following heat stress: a potential role of uncoupling protein 3," Physiol Rep, 5 (3), 2017, e13054, doi: 10.14814/phy2.13054.

Ailish C. White, Roy Salgado, Todd Astorino, Jack Loepkky, Suzanne Schneider, James McCormick, Trisha A. Van Dusseldorp, Len Kravitz, Christine Mermier. "The Effect of Ten Days of Heat Acclimation on Exercise Performance at Acute Hypobaric Hypoxia (4350 m)." Temperature. 2015 April/May/June 2(2). Epub August. DOI: 10.1080/23328940.2015.1072659.

Roger Vaughan, Ailish White, Jason Beam, Nicholas Gannon, Randi Garcia-Smith, Roy Salgado, Marco Bisoffi, Kristina A. Trujillo, Carole A. Conn and Christine Mermier. Effect of Novel Dietary Supplement on Metabolism In Vitro and In Vivo. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. Epub 2015 May 5. doi:10.1016/j.jtcme.2015.03.008

Colin R. Carriker, Christine M. Mermier, Trisha A. McLain, Kelly E. Johnson, Nicholas M. Beltz, Roger A. Vaughan, James J. McCormick, Nathan H. Cole, Christopher C. Witt, and Ann L. Gibson. Effect of Acute Dietary Nitrate Consumption on Oxygen Consumption During Submaximal Exercise in Hypobaric Hypoxia. International Journal of Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism.

Roper, J., Doerfler, DL., Kravitz, L. Dufek, J, Harding, EM, Dexter, JG, Mermier, CM. The Effects of Gait Retraining in Runners With Patellofemoral Pain: A randomized trial. Clinical Biomechanics. 35 (2016) 14-22.

Burke Gurney, PT, PhD, OCS*; Christine Mermier, PhD, Michael LaPlante, DPT, Aditi Majumdar, MD, Kathleen Oneill, PT, Todd Shewman, BS Kin, James Gurney, PhD. "Shoulder Electromyography Measurements during Activities of Daily Living and Routine Rehabilitation Exercises. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 2016 Volume:0 Issue:0 Pages:1-29 DOI:10.2519/jospt.2016.6090

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.