Faculty Bio

Reed Humphrey


Dr. Humphrey is Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montana.

Dr. Humphrey received his BS and PhD degrees (exercise physiology) from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA degree from Wake Forest University (health and sport science) and an MS degree (physical therapy) from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia, where he also taught for 10 years with joint appointments in Physiology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has 35 years clinical experience in the exercise assessment and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary and metabolic disease and as a former competitive marathoner and triathlete, maintains parallel interest and experience in the testing, training and study of endurance athletes.

His scholarly contributions, principally in the area of exercise and chronic heart failure, include over 80 peer-reviewed articles, scientific abstracts and book chapters, and is associate editor of two widely-used texts on exercise testing and prescription and special populations. His early work in patients with ventricular assist devices led to his recognition as the only physical therapist to be recognized by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation with its Award of Excellence, the highest award conferred by the association. The award has been given each year since 1986 to recognize outstanding contributions by an individual to the field of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Dr. Humphrey is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Master Fellow of the American Association Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and is a past-president of AACVPR. He also served as head of the World Council for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation from 2000- 2004.

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