Jason Jaggers

Jason Jaggers
Associate Professor
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Room 105H - SAC E
jason.jaggers @ louisville.edu

Dr. Jaggers's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Dr. Jason Jaggers is an Associate Professor of exercise physiology in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. His research interests are exercise testing and prescription for special populations, with a strong emphasis on HIV and Diabetes (Type 1 and 2). As a leading expert in clinical exercise science, Dr. Jaggers would like for his research to help establish the importance of increased fitness among clinical populations as a way to help manage the symptoms and side effects associated with chronic disease.


  • Ph.D. Exercise Science, University of South Carolina
  • M.S. Exercise Physiology, University of Louisville
  • B.S. Exercise Science, University of Louisville

Teaching Areas

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription

Research Areas

  • Clinical Exercise Science with special interest in HIV and Diabetic populations
  • Community-based physical activity interventions
  • Exercise and metabolic syndrome
  • Establishment of exercise guidelines that ensure health benefits of clinical populations
  • Stress and Anxiety


  • Accelerometry
  • Community health
  • Clinical exercise

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • MSU Outstanding Researcher Award
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award (2024-2025)

Professional Service

  • Guest Editor - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Special Issue “Diabetes in Sports and Exercise Medicine.”
  • Site Reviewer - CAAHEP Committee for Accreditation for Exercise Science
  • Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer - Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; Journal of Sport Sciences; Mental Health and Physical Activity (complete list on CV)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer - National Research Foundation

Selected Publications

  • de Almeida-Neto, Paulo Francisco, Ciro Alexandre Mercês Gonçalves, Phelipe Wilde, Jason R. Jaggers, Geraldo Barroso Cavalcanti Júnior, Valéria Soraya de Farias Sales, Radamés Maciel Vitor Medeiros, Paulo Moreira Silva Dantas, and Breno Guilherme de Araújo Tinôco Cabral. "Influence of age and fitness level on immune responses of T and NK cells in healthy physically active subjects after strenuous aerobic exercise: a cross-sectional study." Frontiers in Immunology 14 (2023).
  • Jason R. Jaggers, Phelipe Wilde, John E. Campbell, and Kristi M. King. "High-Intensity Interval Training for People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus." ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal 27, no. 4 (2023): 77-81.
  • Jaggers, Jason R., Kristi M. King, Timothy McKay, Ryan J. Dyess, Bradly J. Thrasher, and Kupper A. Wintergerst. "Association between Intensity Levels of Physical Activity and Glucose Variability among Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023; 20(2), 1623.
  • Jason R. Jaggers, Timothy McKay, Kristi M. King, Bradly J. Thrasher, Kupper A. Wintergerst. “Integration of Consumer-Based Activity Monitors into Clinical Practice for Children with Type 1 Diabetes: A Feasibility Study.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021;18(20), 10611.
  • Jason R. Jaggers, Kristi King, Sara Watson, Kupper Wintergerst. “Predicting Nocturnal Hypoglycemia with Measures of Physical Activity Intensity in Adolescent Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes.” Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 2019; 21(7): 406-408
  • Jason R. Jaggers, Kristi King, Sara Watson, Kupper Wintergerst. “Predicting Nocturnal Hypoglycemia with Measures of Physical Activity Intensity in Adolescent Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes.” Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 2019; 21(7): 406-408
  • Kristi M. King, Jason R. Jaggers. & Kupper Wintergerst. “Strategies for partnering with health care settings to increase physical activity promotion.” ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 2019; 23(4): 40-43
  • Jason R. Jaggers. "Exercise and Positive Living in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS." Nursing Clinics of North America 53.1 (2018): 1-11.
  • Jason R. Jaggers and Gregory A. Hand. Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 10th edition. Lippencott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2017.
  • Jason R. Jaggers, Katie Casto Hynes, and Kupper A. Wintergerst. "Exercise and Sport Participation for Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes: Safety Considerations and the Unknown." ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal 20.6 (2016): 40-44.
  • Jaggers JR, Snead JM, Lobelo RLF, Hand GA, Dudgeon WD, Prasad VK, et al. “Results of a nine month home-based physical activity intervention for people living with HIV.” Int J Clin Trials 2016;3(3):106-19. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3259.ijct20162793
  • Jason R. Jaggers, and Gregory A. Hand. "Health Benefits of Exercise for People Living With HIV A Review of the Literature." American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2016; 10(3): 184-192
  • Jason R. Jaggers, Gregory A. Hand, Wesley D. Dudgeon, Stephanie Burgess, Kenneth D. Phillips, J.L. Durstine, Steven N. Blair. “Short Term Aerobic and Resistance Training Improves Psychological Mood State Among Adults with HIV.” International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015; 36(2): 175-181
  • Wirth, M.D., Jaggers, J.R., Dudgeon, W.D., Hebert, J.R., Youngstedt, S.D., Blair, S.N., Hand, G.A. “Association of markers of inflammation with sleep and physical activity among people living with HIV or AIDS.” AIDS Behavior, 2015 Jun;19(6):1098-107. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0949-y.
  • Snead, Joanna M., Jason R. Jaggers, Gregory A. Hand, and J. Larry Durstine. "HIV Comorbidities, Treatment, and Physical Activity: Promoting Best Global Practice in Children and Adolescents." Global Journal of Health & Physical Education Pedagogy 3, no. 4 (2014).