Meghan Ramick

Meghan Ramick

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Location: Stuzebecker HSC
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  • Phone: 610-436-2425


My goal as a professor is to facilitate my students' learning and application of the fundamentals of clinical exercise physiology that they will use in their future careers with an emphasis on the prevention and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and interventions that improve human health. I achieve this goal by integrating case studies and recent research to promote student application of lecture material, and flipping the classroom to encourage interactive discussion. While pursuing a degree in the exercise science field, students in my classes become immersed in the study of the cardiovascular system and leave with the tools to apply these concepts to their future careers.


  • Doctor of Philosophy- Applied Physiology, University of Delaware, Newark, De 2017
  • Bachelor of Science- Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, De 2006

Research Interests

  • Dietary interventions to improve vascular function and exercise performance


  • Kirkman, DL, Ramick, MG, Muth, BJ, Stock, JM, Pohlig, RT, Townsend, RT, Edwards, DG. The effects of aerobic exercise on vascular function in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease: A randomized control trial. Am J Physiol Renal 2019.
  • Kirkman DL, Muth, BJ, Ramick, MG, Townsend, RR, Edwards, DG. The role of mitochondria derived reactive oxygen species in microvascular dysfunction in chronic kidney disease. Am J Physiol Renal. 2018 314(3): F423-F429
  • Matthews, EL, Brian, MS, Ramick, MG, Lennon-Edwards, S, Edwards, DG, Farquhar, WB. High dietary sodium reduces flow-mediated dilation in humans with salt sensitive and salt resistant blood pressure. J Appl Physiol. 2015. 118(12):1510-5
  • Lennon-Edwards, S, Ramick, MG, Matthews, EL, Brian, MS, Farquhar, WB, Edwards, DG. Salt loading has a more deleterious effect on flow-mediated dilation in salt-resistant men than women. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Disc. 2014. 24(9): 990-5
  • DuPont, JJ, Ramick, MG, Farquhar, WB, Townsend, RR, Edwards, DG. NAD(P)H oxidase-derived superoxide contributes to impaired cutaneous microvascular function in chronic kidney disease. Am J Physiol Renal. 2014. 306(12) F1499-506


  • College of Health Science Faculty Research Award, 2018
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology Seed Grant- 2018
  • American College of Sports Medicine Doctoral Student Research Grant, 2015


  • West Chester University Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, Faculty Mentor- 2019
  • West Chester University Honors College Outstanding Faculty Recipient -2019
  • Honors Immersion Fellowship, Faculty Pedagogy and Research Development Program- South Africa- 2019


  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • International Institute for Race Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

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