Research Interests:
Dr. Wilmerding has published original research in the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and IDEA Today. Her Research interests include body composition, training methodologies, injury incidence and prevention, pedagogical considerations in technique class, and the physiological requirements of various dance idioms.


Selected Publications:
Farrar-Baker A, Wilmerding V: Prevalence of Lateral Bias in the Teaching of Beginning and Advanced Ballet . Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Volume 10 (3-4): 81-84, 2006.

Mermier CM, Schnieder SM, Gurney AB, Wilmerding-Pett MV, Weingart HM. Preliminary Results: Effect of Whole-Body Cooling in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 38 (1): 13-20, 2006.

Wilmerding MV, McKinnon MM, Mermier CM. Body Composition in Dancers: A Review. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Volume 9 (1): 17-22, 2005.

Gibson AL, Heyward VH, Mermier CM, Janot JM, Wilmerding MV. Comparison of DXA, Siri's 2-C, and Lohmans's Db-Mineral Models for Estimating the Body Fat of Physically Active Adults. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Volume 14 (6): 657-672, 2004.

Wilmerding MV, Gurney B, Torres V. The Effect of Positive Heel Inclination on Posture in Young Children Training in Flamenco Dance. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science 7 (3): 85-90, 2003.
Special Interests:
Mary Virginia ("Ginny") Wilmerding danced professionally for a number of modern dance companies in New York City before moving to New Mexico. She is now an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA where she teaches for both the Exercise Science and Dance Programs. Ginny also teaches for the Public Academy for Performing Arts, a Charter Albuquerque Public School.

She is the Immediate Past President of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, has served on its Research Committee, and is the IADMS newsletter editor.

She coaches and choreographs for gymnastics, and won Choreographer of the Year in 1990 and 1991. She was a personal coach at the 1991 World Championships in Gymnastics when the U.S. team won the Silver medal.