Thad Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Thad Wilson joined MU-COM as an Associate Professor of Physiology in the fall of 2013. His research interests are in thermal physiology, eccrine sweat glands, and the interaction between the environment and health / disease. He also has a special interest in sympathetic nervous system responses to manual therapies and physical agents. His teaching interests are focused around helping medical students help themselves learn physiology by means of context and clinical application.
Thad obtained his B.S. and M.S. at the University of Wyoming and Ph.D. at the University of Utah. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He also was a visiting scholar or trainee at the General Clinical Research Center at Penn State College of Medicine and Righospitalet (National Hospital of Denmark) at the University of Copenhagen.
Wilson has co-authored over 65 peer-reviewed articles primarily in environmental physiology as well as a physiology textbook (Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology). LIR Physiology represents a concise medical-oriented text with clinical applications, visual representations of high-impact physiological processes, and board-style review questions.
Wilson sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Thermal Biology and the Journal of Applied Physiology, has served on a number of governmental grant review panels, and currently serves on the AOA Council of Research. He is a member of the American Physiological Society and participates in both state and international physiology conferences and organizations.