David Moore, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Kinesiology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Office Phone
Office Location
Educational Activity Building, S216A
Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA 17057

Dr. Moore is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Kinesiology in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. David earned his Ph.D. in Physiology from Penn State University in 2014, and a B.S. in Biology from Penn State in 2007. His research interests and expertise include cardiovascular control at rest and during exercise, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and cardiovascular health and function. David also serves an assistant track & field and cross country coach for Penn State Harrisburg.

Research Interests

Autonomic cardiovascular control

Blood pressure regulation

Cardiovascular aging

Interventions that improve human health and performance


Kim DJ, Roe CA, Somani YB, Moore DJ, Barrett MA, Flanagan M, Kim-Shapiro DB, Basu S, Muller MD, Proctor DN. Effects of acute dietary nitrate supplementation on aortic blood pressures and pulse wave characteristics in post-menopausal women. Nitric Oxide. 2019; 85, 10-16

Somani YB, Moore DJ, Kim D J-K, Gonzales JU, Barlow MA, Elavsky S, and Proctor DN. Retrograde and oscillatory shear increase across the menopause transition. Physiological Reports. 2019; 7(1), e13965

Moore DJ, Proctor DN. Found in "transition": shifting mechanisms of aerobic exercise adaptation in ageing women. Journal of Physiology. 2017; 595(13), 4119-20

Moore DJ, Barlow MA, Gonzales JU, McGowan CL, Pawelczyk JA, and Proctor DN. Evidence for the emergence of leg sympathetic vasoconstrictor tone with age in healthy women. Physiological Reports. 2015: 3(1), e12275

Kim JK, Moore DJ, Maurer DG, Kim-Shapiro DB, Basu S, Flanagan MP, Skulas-Ray A, Kris-Etherton P, and Proctor DN. Acute dietary nitrate supplementation does not augment submaximal forearm exercise hyperemia in healthy young men. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2014: 40(2): 122-28

Proctor DN, Moore DJ. Lifelong physical activity and blood flow to active muscles: sufficient supply to meet the demand. Journal of Physiology. 2012; 590, 5927-5928

Moore DJ, Gonzales JU, Tucker SH, Elavsky SE, Proctor DN. Exercise-induced vasodilation is associated with menopause stage in healthy, middle-aged women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2012; 37, 418-24


B.S., Ph.D. (Penn State)

Course Schedule
KINES 072 (Fitness Walking)
KINES 101 (Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology)
KINES 202 (Functional Human Anatomy)
KINES 356 (Activity and Disease)
KINES 456 (Physical Fitness Appraisal)
KINES 462 (Research Project)
BIOL 141 (Human Physiology)
BIOL 142 (Physiology Laboratory)