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Ali Boolani

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Ali Boolani, PhD, CSCS

Assistant Professor
Clarkson University
PO Box 5880
Potsdam, NY 13699

Email: aboolani@clarkson.edu
Office phone: 315-268-1664


Education:

B.A., Tulane University- International Relations (2002)

M.A., Tulane University- International Relations- Focus on International Political Economics (2003)

M.Ed., University of New Orleans- Health and Human Performance- Focus on Applied Physiology (2006)

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University- Health and Human Performance- Focus on Applied Physiology (2009)

Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Georgia- Exercise Psychology (2013)


Teaching Interests

Dr. Boolani teaches in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Physicians Assistant Program. He teaches physiology for the Physicians Assistant Program and exercise physiology for the Physical Therapy Department. He also teaches two research courses.   


Research Interests

Dr. Boolani’s research interests primarily lie in cognitive function, fatigue, and technology as it relates to mental health, cognitive function and physical activity. Currently he has three projects that he is leading and is involved with several others as a consultant or co-PI.

The projects that he is leading include: an Isagenix Corporation funded study, explores the different physiological, cognitive and mood responses of synthetic versus natural caffeine; a Hershey’s Corporation sponsored study, explores the role of alkalized cocoa in attenuating fatigue related effects on gait, sway and fine motor skills in older adult; and, a Hershey’s Corporation sponsored study, explores the role of cognitive and mental fatigue on negotiations in older adults.

He recently completed a study as a co-primary investigator looking at the accuracy of activity monitors and is currently exploring the use of activity monitors to measure activity levels in different populations. He is a co-primary investigator on a study looking at cognitive function changes in people with substance abuse issues. He is a co-primary investigator in a clinical trial exploring the use of new technology in diagnosing mental health disorders.

Dr. Boolani is also involved in the development and validation of new technology to measure cognitive function. He owns over 15 copyrights and has a patent pending. 


Recent Publications

Baghurst, T., Richard, K. Boolani, A. Objective Measures of PETE Student Achievement and Maintenance of Physical Activity and Fitness. PHEnex Journal. In press.

Keitz B, Bronson H, Boolani A. The Effects of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids on Performance and its Adverse Side Effects on Athletes. Medical Research Archives. 2015;(2).

Boolani, A., Bronson, H., Towler, C., Baghurst, T., Jacobson, B. Relationship between coaches’ subjective perception of players’ basketball abilities and their on-court performance. .  [Abstract] Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,. Supplement, May 2016.

tiRiele, J., Baghurst, T., Towler, C., Boolani, A. The relationship between chronic polyphenol and, caffeine consumption and mood. [Abstract] The FASEB Journal, March 2016.

LeCours, B., Bronson, H., Boolani, A., LaRue, J., Fulk, C., Fulk, G. Accuracy of Commercially Available Activity Monitors in Measuring Step Count. [Abstract] Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,. Supplement, May 2015. 

Kakar, R.S., Boolani, A., Bronson, H., Jacobson, B. Coaches subjective perception of players’ basketball abilities.  [Abstract] Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,. Supplement, May 2015.


Community Service

Founder and committee member of PB&J

Founder and faculty advisor of Clarkson Feeds

Faculty advisor to Alpha Phi Omega- Service fraternity

Board member St. Lawrence County Community Development Program

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