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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SLC VA Medical Center, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics – Salt Lake City, UT (October 2011-December 2014)
  • PhD, University of Utah, Exercise and Sport Science, Exercise Physiology – Salt Lake City, UT (August 2007 – September 2011)
  • MS, University of New Hampshire, Kinesiology – Durham, NH (August 2003 – August 2005)
  • BS, St. Lawrence University, Major in Biology, Minor in Sports Studies and Exercise Science – Canton, NY (August 1999-May 2003)


  • Utah Postdoctoral Association Best Poster Award, University of Utah – 2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award, University of Utah – 2012 and 2013
  • Outstanding Exercise Physiology Graduate Student Award, University of Utah – 2012
  • ACSM Non-invasive Neuromuscular System Interest Group Most Significant Student Abstract Award – 2011
  • Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) Travel Award, University of Utah – 2010
  • Graduate Student Travel Assistance Award, University of Utah – 2009-2011
  • Basil J.F. Mott Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of New Hampshire – 2005
  • NCAA All-Academic Teams Cross Country Running & Nordic Skiing, St. Lawrence University – 2003

(note-name change from Hayman to Witman)

  • Edwards, DG, Gauthier, AL, HaymanMA, Lang, JT, and Kenefick, RW. Acute Effects of Cold Exposure on Central Aortic Wave ReflectionJournal of Applied Physiology, 100: 1210-1214, 2006.
  • Hayman, MA, Wray, DW, and Richardson, RS. Comment on: Commentaries on viewpoint: Pick your Poiseuille: normalizing the shear stimulus in studies of flow-mediated dilation. Journal of Applied Physiology,
    2009, 107: 1357-9.
  • McDaniel, J, Fjeldstad, AS, Ives, S, Hayman, M, Kithas, P, and Richardson, RS. Central and peripheral contributors to skeletal muscle hyperemia: The response to passive limb movement. Journal of Applied Physiology.
    2010, 108: 76-84.
  • Hayman, MA, Nativi, J, Stehlik, J, McDaniel, J, Fjeldstad, AS, Ives, SJ, Wray, DW, Bader, F, Gilbert, EM, and Richardson, RS. Understanding Exercise-induced hyperemia: Central and peripheral hemodynamic responses to passive limb movement in heart transplant recipientsAm J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 2010, 299: H1653-H1659.
  • McDaniel, J, Hayman, MA, Ives, SJ, Fjeldstad, AS, Trinity, JD, Wray, DW, and Richardson, RS. Attenuated Exercise Hyperemia with Age: The response to passive limb movementJournal of Physiology, 2010, 588: 4507-4517.
Melissa Witman

Melissa Witman

Assistant Professor

Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
201X Health Sciences Complex



STAR Health Sciences Complex

540 S College Ave, Newark DE 19713

P: (302) 831-1060