» Dr. Janeen Hill
Professor, Dean of Crean College

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Dr. Janeen Hill
Office Location:
Crean Hall 203 ( 501 W. Palm Ave) and Rinker Health Science Campus 214
Phone:
(714) 628-7223
Email:
Education
University of Utah, Bachelor of Arts
University of Utah, Master of Science
The University of New Mexico, Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology
Biography

Janeen Hill is the Founding Dean of Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Health Sciences, Chapman University.  She received her PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of New Mexico and completed a 3 year post-doctoral fellowship at UC Davis School of Medicine.  Before coming to Chapman in 1997 she was an assistant research physiologist in cardiovascular medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine.  At Chapman she moved through the academic ranks from assistant, to tenured associate, to tenured full-professor in a period spanning nine years.  Her research career has focused primarily on understanding the spinal neuro-modulation of cardiovascular and respiratory reflexes induced by muscle contraction.  In addition, she has sought to understand the mechanisms explaining DOMS. She has been funded by the American Heart Association and American Lung Association.  She has recently received a $1M Undergraduate Education Grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.  Dr. Hill has been an engaged teacher and mentor of undergraduate students.  Before becoming involved in academic administration, she held many faculty governance positions including president of the faculty senate.  Prior to assuming the role as founding dean of Crean College, she served as Dean of Schmid College of Science and Technology.    

Research Interests

  • Identification of afferent fibers simulated by diaphragmatic fatigue
  • Chemical/mechanical stimulants to afferent fibers during diaphragmatic fatigue
  • Effective counterirritants to pain of DOMS

Selected Publications

  • Hill, J.M., C.M. Adreani, and M.P. Kaufman.  Muscle reflex stimulates sympathetic post-ganglionic efferents innervating the triceps surae muscles of cats.  American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory Physiology), 40: H38-H43, 1996. 

  • Hill, J.M. and M.P. Kaufman.  Central command, but not the muscle reflex, stimulates cutaneous sympathetic postganglionic fibers supplying the hind limb of cats.  American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory Physiology), 43:  H1552-H1559, 1998. 

  • Hill, J.M.  Discharge of group IV phrenic afferent fibers increases during diaphragmatic fatigue.  Brain Research, 856:240-244, 2000.  

  • Hill, J.M. Increase in the discharge of muscle spindles during diaphragm fatigue.  Brain Research, 918:  166-170, 2001.

  • Sumida, K.D., T. Qureshi, M.J. Catanzaro, S.M. Arimoto, and J.M. Hill.  Chronic alcohol consumption yields sex differences in whole-body glucose production in rats. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 39(5):  418-426, 2004 Sumida, K.D., T. Qureshi, M.J. Catanzaro, S.M. Arimoto, and J.M. Hill.  Chronic alcohol consumption yields sex differences in whole-body glucose production in rats. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 39(5):  418-426, 2004. (Underlined names are student co-authors.)

  • Sumida, K.D., J.M. Hill, and A.V. Matveyenko.  Sex differences in glucose homeostasis after chronic alcohol consumption in rats.  Clinical Medicine and Research, 5(3):  193-202, 2007. (Underlined name is student co-author.)

  • Clark, C. and J.M. Hill.  Reconciling the tension between the tenure and biological clocks to increase recruitment and retention of women in academia.  Forum on Public Policy, 2010(10): 1-8, September 2010.