Professor Emeritus, Nutritional Sciences
Health Promotion Sciences Department
Dr. Going is an expert in models and methods for assessment of changes in body composition during growth, and aging. He is currently investigating the effects of chronic exercise versus hormone replacement therapy on bone, soft tissue composition and muscle strength in postmenopausal women and the role of exercise in obesity prevention in children. His current projects include: Exercise, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Blood Lipids and Lipoproteins, a randomized prospective study of the effects of exercise and hormone replacement therapy on body fat and fat-free mass, blood lipids and lipoproteins in post menopausal women (PI, funded by Arizona Affiliate of the American Heart Association).Dr. Going provides expertise in body composition assessment for the IRAS and CARDIA studies, long running multi site studies of CVD risk factors in adolescents and adults. He is also a consultant to studies at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Obesity Prevention in Adolescent Girls) and Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon (Exercise for Bone Mineral Density in Adolescent Girls) and he provides expertise in physical activity/exercise intervention for the Yuma on the Move project in Yuma, Arizona. He is the Co-PI (PI, T.G. Lohman) for (Trail of Activity for Adolescent Girls), NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.