Jill Kanaley

Jill Kanaley


Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Division of Food, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (FNES)

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri. She is also the Director of Graduate Studies for NEP. Dr. Kanaley focuses her research on how lifestyle changes (sleep, diet and exercise) affect metabolism and more specifically glycemic control. Recently, we have been examining nocturnal glycemic control, and how temporal optimization of exercise may enhance glycemic control, which may be particularly important in individuals with T2D. Additionally she is interested in how sleep restriction impact insulin resistance and the mechanism causing this. Her research has included using both stable and radioactive isotopes, mass spectrometry, hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamps, muscle and adipose tissue biopsies, exercise training studies, in individuals with obesity and with/without type 2 diabetes. Dr. Kanaley is a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology and has received a Citation Award from the American College of Sports Medicine for her contributions to exercise science.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • M.S., University of Illinois
  • BA-BPHE, Queen’s University

Courses taught

  • NEP3850W: Physiology of Exercise
  • NEP4940: Internship in Exercise Physiology
  • NEP8501: Advanced Topics in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • NEP8850: Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • NEP8860: Exercise Endocrinology
  • NEP8870: Exercise Metabolism
  • NEP8095: Master’s Internship