Adrienne Bratcher

Adrienne Bratcher
Director of Graduate Studies
Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Room 105F - SAC E
adrienne.bratcher @

Dr. Bratcher's CV [PDF]

Dr. Adrienne teaches undergraduate and graduate Anatomy and Physiology courses. Her previous research interests included microvascular responsiveness to various vasoactive agents associated with the development of hypertension and diabetes.

Academic Background

  • PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Louisville
  • MS, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Louisville
  • BS, Chemistry, Tennessee State University

Teaching Areas

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Physiology
  • Practicum in Health and Human Performance
  • Exercise Science Internship

Research Areas

  • Hypertension
  • Type I and Type II Diabetes

Recent Publications

Joshua, IG, Zhang, Q, Falcone, JC, Bratcher, AP, Rodriguez, WE and SC Tyagi. (2005). Mechanisms of Endothelial Dysfunction with Development of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Role of Insulin and C-Peptide. J Cell Biochem, 96 (6):1149-1156.

Narayanan N, Pushpakumar SB, Givvimani S, Kundu S, Metreveli N, James D, Bratcher AP and SC Tyagi. (2014). Epigenetic regulation of aortic remodeling in hyperhomocysteinemia. FASEB J, 28 (8):3411-3422.