W. Larry Kenney

Affiliate Researcher
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

Core temperature and heart rate at the upper limit of the prescriptive zone

Bernard, T. E., Ashley, C. D., Wolf, S. T. & Kenney, W. L., Sep 2023, In: Physiological reports. 11, 17, e15812.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Distribution of upper limit of the prescriptive zone values for acclimatized and unacclimatized individuals

Bernard, T. E., Ashley, C. D., Wolf, S. T., Odera, A. M., Lopez, R. M. & Kenney, W. L., Sep 1 2023, In: Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 135, 3, p. 601-608 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Onset of cardiovascular drift during progressive heat stress in young adults (PSU HEAT project)

Cottle, R. M., Fisher, K. G., Wolf, S. T. & Kenney, W. L., 2023, In: Journal of applied physiology. 135, 2, p. 292-299 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Nitric oxide-mediated cutaneous microvascular function is not altered in middle-aged-to-older adults following mild SARS-CoV-2 infection: A pilot study

Dillon, G. A., Wolf, S. T., Williams, A. C., Kenney, W. L. & Alexander, L. M., Jun 1 2023, In: Physiological reports. 11, 11, p. e15704

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Within-limb variation in skin pigmentation does not influence cutaneous vasodilation

Fisher, K. G., Kenney, W. L. & Wolf, S. T., Jun 1 2023, In: Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 134, 6, p. 1403-1408 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Importance of hyperthermic hyperventilation

Kenney, W. L., Jan 2023, In: Journal of applied physiology. 134, 1, p. 130 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

Human scalp hair as a thermoregulatory adaptation

Lasisi, T., Smallcombe, J. W., Larry Kenney, W., Shriver, M. D., Zydney, B., Jablonski, N. G. & Havenith, G., 2023, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 120, 24, e2301760120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Greatly enhanced risk to humans as a consequence of empirically determined lower moist heat stress tolerance

Vecellio, D. J., Kong, Q., Kenney, W. L. & Huber, M., 2023, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 120, 42, e2305427120.

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., Jan 2023, In: American Journal of Human Biology. 35, 1, e23801.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Relatively minor influence of individual characteristics on critical wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) limits during light activity in young adults (PSU HEAT Project)

Wolf, S. T., Havenith, G. & Kenney, W. L., May 1 2023, In: Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 134, 5, p. 1216-1223 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology. 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Thermal physiology, more relevant than ever before

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

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review