• Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology


  • Post-Doc Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, MA 2001, Integrative Physiology
  • Ph.D Penn State University, PA 1998, Exercise Physiology
  • M.S East Stroudsburg University, PA 1991, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Exercise Science
  • BS East Stroudsburg University, PA , 1989, Exercise Physiology


  • 1991-1992 Exercise Physiologist, Department of Cardiology, Easton Hospital, Easton, PA
  • 1992-1994 Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
  • 1994-1998 Graduate Assistant, Department of Kinesiology, Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • 1998-2001 Research Fellow (post-doc), Department of Neurology, BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2001-2002 Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School Division on Aging, Boston, MA and Research Assistant Scientist, HRCA Research and Training Institute, Boston, MA
  • 2002-2008 Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Newark, DE
  • 2008- Associate Professor, University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Newark, DE (joint appointments in Biology and Nursing)
  • 2010- Faculty, Applied Physiology Graduate PhD Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • 2004- Specified Health Professional (Research Privileges), Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE
  • 2007- DBI Affiliated Faculty, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Newark, DE


  • KAAP 433 Applied Physiology of Activity
  • KAAP 603 Seminar in Exercise Science
  • KAAP 655 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
  • KAAP 615/BISC 605 Advanced Mammalian Physiology I


  • 1995- Member, American Physiological Society
  • 1991- Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2004- Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2006- Member, American Heart Association
  • 2003- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Physiology
  • 2008- Editorial Board Member, Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
  • 1998- ad hoc reviewer for several physiology and clinical journals
  • 1996- Committee work for the American College of Sports Medicine (national and regional)
  • 2004-5 NIH Office of Scientific Review – National Institute of General Medical Sciences Study Section, (outside reviewer)
  • 2007 American Institute of Biological Sciences Program Review, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (member, 4-person panel)
  • 2008- Human Subjects Review Board (IRB), University of Delaware


  • 1 R01 HL104106-01A1 Farquahr (PI) and Edwards(PI) 09/07/2011- 06/30/2015
    Project Title: Vascular effects of dietary salt in humans with salt-resistant BP
    Role: Co-IThe purpose of this project is to examine the effects of excess dietary salt on blood vessels in middle-aged adults with normal blood pressure.
  • 5 R01 NR010786 Binder-Macleod (PI) 9/12/07 – 5/31/12
    Project Title: Fast Treadmill Training/Functional Electrical Stimulation to Improve Walking Post Stroke
    Role: Co-IThe overall goal of this project is to develop a physiologically based intervention to improve functional ambulation in individuals who have sustained a stroke.


  • 2 P20 RR016472-08 Weir (PI) 5/1/09 – 4/30/12
    Overall Project Title: Delaware INBRE IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
    Role: Co-I (oversee subproject titled: Physiological Effects of Dietary Sodium in Salt Resistant Humans)The purpose of this subproject is to examine the effects of dietary salt on circadian blood pressure rhythm, arterial vascular function, and venous vascular function in a group of salt resistant humans. The goal of this subproject is to generate data for an NIH R01 submission.
  • R15 HL074851-01 , -02 Farquhar (PI) 2/23/04 – 4/30/10
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Project Title: Sympathetic – Osmotic Interactions in Humans
    Role: PIThe purpose of this project was to investigate the osmotic regulation of sympathetic nervous system activity in humans.
  • R03 AG023836-01A1 Farquhar (PI) 1/01/05 – 12/31/06
    National Institute on Aging
    Project Title: Venous Hemodynamic Function in Older Hypertensive Adults
    Role: PIThe purpose of this project was to investigate age- and disease-related differences in limb venous compliance and smooth muscle tone.
  • AHA Proposal Reisman (PI) 7/1/07 – 6/30/09
    Project title: Relationship between speed and walking function following stroke
    Role: Co-IThe goal of this project is to examine metabolic cost and overall economy of walking in patients that have suffered a stroke.
  • 5 R01 HL071159-05 Stachenfeld (PI) 5/1/08 – 4/30/09
    Project Title: Estrogen and Progesterone Effects on Orthostatic Tolerance
    Role: Co-I, oversee subcontractThe purpose of this project is to determine the effects of estradiol and progesterone on sympathetic outflow and cardiovagal baroreflex function and to determine the effects of these hormones on peripheral blood flow in women with high and low orthostatic tolerance.
William B. Farquhar

William B. Farquhar


Cardiovascular Research Lab
Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
201M Health Science Complex
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