Prof. Kenneth Wilund PhD
Professor of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ken Wilund is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research is focused on examining the effects of exercise training and nutritional factors on cardiovascular health and muscle wasting in in patients with kidney failure. He has a particular interest in the role that dietary sodium has on both chronic fluid overload, a condition that contributes to heart failure, as well as muscle sodium accumulation, which may contribute to deficits in muscle strength and function. His long-term goals include developing strategies that shift the focus of the care of dialysis patients from predominantly pharmacological approaches to strategies that rely on lifestyle management, such as improved nutrition and physical activity. He is also the founder and a current Co-Chair of the Global Renal Exercise (GREX) Network, an international group of clinicians and researchers whose goal is to improve research and the implementation of physical activity programs in people with kidney disease.
His citation index is >7000 with and h-index of 42