W. Larry Kenney

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Titles and Affiliations
Professor and Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance, Kinesiology

W. Larry Kenney specializes in control of human skin blood flow with an emphasis on aging, physiology and biophysics of heat exchange between humans and the environment, and thermoregulation during exercise and in extreme environments.

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Recent Publications

Scientific basis for a milk permeate-based sports drink – A critical review

Berry, C. W., Murray, B. & Kenney, W. L., Apr 2022, In: International Dairy Journal. 127, 105296.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Core temperature responses to compensable versus uncompensable heat stress in young adults (PSU HEAT Project)

Cottle, R. M., Lichter, Z. S., Vecellio, D. J., Wolf, S. T. & Kenney, W. L., Oct 1 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 133, 4, p. 1011-1018 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Validity and reliability of a protocol to establish human critical environmental limits (PSU HEAT Project)

Cottle, R. M., Tony Wolf, S., Lichter, Z. S. & Larry Kenney, W., Feb 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology. 132, 2, p. 334-339 6 p.

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Honoring The HERITAGE Study and Looking Forward

Kenney, W. L., Jablonski, N. G., Brown, M. D. & Keith, N. R., May 1 2022, In: Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 54, 5, p. 883-885 3 p.

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Thermal physiology, more relevant than ever before

Kenney, W. L., Havenith, G. & Jay, O., Sep 1 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 133, 3, p. 676-678 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Cross-cultural variation in thirst perception in hot-humid and hot-arid environments: Evidence from two small-scale populations

Rosinger, A. Y., Bethancourt, H. J., Swanson, Z. S., Lopez, K., Kenney, W. L., Huanca, T., Conde, E., Nzunza, R., Ndiema, E., Braun, D. R. & Pontzer, H., Jun 2022, In: American Journal of Human Biology. 34, 6, e23715.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Critical environmental limits for young, healthy adults (PSU HEAT Project)

Tony Wolf, S., Cottle, R. M., Vecellio, D. J. & Larry Kenney, W., Feb 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology. 132, 2, p. 327-333 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Correction to: Utility of the Heat Index in defining the upper limits of thermal balance during light physical activity (PSU HEAT Project) (International Journal of Biometeorology, (2022), 66, 9, (1759-1769), 10.1007/s00484-022-02316-z)

Vecellio, D. J., Wolf, S. T., Cottle, R. M. & Kenney, W. L., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: International Journal of Biometeorology.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Evaluating the 35C wet-bulb temperature adaptability threshold for young, healthy subjects (PSU HEAT Project)

Vecellio, D. J., Tony Wolf, S., Cottle, R. M. & Larry Kenney, W., Feb 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology. 132, 2, p. 340-345 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Utility of the Heat Index in defining the upper limits of thermal balance during light physical activity (PSU HEAT Project)

Vecellio, D. J., Wolf, S. T., Cottle, R. M. & Kenney, W. L., Aug 2022, In: International Journal of Biometeorology. 66, 9, p. 1759-1769 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Adverse heat-health outcomes and critical environmental limits (Pennsylvania State University Human Environmental Age Thresholds project)

Wolf, S. T., Vecellio, D. J. & Kenney, W. L., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: American Journal of Human Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Heat exposure limits for young unacclimatized males and females at low and high humidity

Wolf, S. T., Bernard, T. E. & Kenney, W. L., 2022, In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 19, 7, p. 415-424 10 p.

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Skin pigmentation is negatively associated with circulating vitamin D concentration and cutaneous microvascular endothelial function

Wolf, S. T., Dillon, G. A., Alexander, L. M., Jablonski, N. G. & Kenney, W. L., Sep 1 2022, In: American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology. 323, 3, p. 490-498 9 p.

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Hydration Is More Important Than Exogenous Carbohydrate Intake During Push-to-the-Finish Cycle Exercise in the Heat

Berry, C. W., Wolf, S. T., Cottle, R. M. & Kenney, W. L., Oct 21 2021, In: Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. 3, 742710.

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Hydration in relation to water insecurity, heat index, and lactation status in two small-scale populations in hot-humid and hot-arid environments

Bethancourt, H. J., Swanson, Z. S., Nzunza, R., Huanca, T., Conde, E., Kenney, W. L., Young, S. L., Ndiema, E., Braun, D., Pontzer, H. & Rosinger, A. Y., Jan 1 2021, In: American Journal of Human Biology. 33, 1, e23447.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review