Assistant professor, ECU School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Linda May, assistant professor at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, teaches dental students and is adjunct faculty assistant professor of exercise physiology for Health and Human Performance as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. May conducts research on topics relating to the influence of maternal exercise during pregnancy on child development before and after birth. Her research is presented in world-wide media outlets, including the New York Times. Dr. May received a PhD from Kent State University and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Her dissertation focus was on the development of the cardiac beta-adrenergic system in BAX and NGF knockout mice. She attended the University of Florida where she earned a MS, graduating Cum Laude in Exercise physiology. Dr. May also graduated, with Honors, from the University of Florida with a BS in Sports Administration. Dr. May is grant funded and has published numerous works related to her field, such as a book, 4 chapters, about 30 peer-reviewed articles. She provides many presentations on her research topic, has won awards, and has mentored over 20 graduate students in research. Dr. May has taught for over fifteen years, in subjects including histology, physiology, and gross anatomy. Her hobbies and interests include spending time with her family, biking, exercising, gardening, cooking, baseball, and the outdoors.