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PHS Seminar: “Exercise Training for Anxiety and Depression in Preclinical and Clinical Populations”

January 6 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Brett Gordon, MSc, PhD candidate (University of Limerick, Doctor of Exercise Psychology, December 2019) and Penn State College of Medicine postdoctoral scholar candidate, will present “Exercise Training for Anxiety and Depression in Preclinical and Clinical Populations.”

Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required; to register, email

Brett R. Gordon, MSc, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is originally from Baltimore, Md. His research focuses on the effects of exercise and physical activity on mental health outcomes, specifically the effects of resistance exercise training (RET) on anxiety and depressive symptoms.

Gordon conducted two metaanalyses of the effects of RET on anxiety (Gordon et al., 2017, Sports Medicine) and depressive symptoms (Gordon et al., 2018, JAMA Psychiatry). He also completed two parallel randomized controlled trials of RET among young adults with and without analogue — Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Gordon received his bachelors degree in athletic training (exercise physiology minor) from the University of Miami and his masters in the psychology of human movement from Temple University. His PhD was supervised by Matthew P. Herring, PhD, FACSM, and cosupervised by Mark Lyons, PhD.


January 6
10:30 am to 11:30 am
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