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Neel Muzumdar

PhD Student, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology




Neel is currently pursuing his PhD in the Kinesiology & Applied Physiology program, supervised by Jennifer Buckman. He has been a research assistant in the Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory since 2015. He completed his undergraduate degree in Cell Biology & Neuroscience at Rutgers University.

Current Research


I am interested in understanding how lifestyle behaviors change cardiovascular health. I primarily focus on nonclinical substance use and how these stressors can, over time, lead to health problems. While experimentation and co-use are becoming increasingly popular among young adults, their implications have yet to be fully explored. I am currently examining the relationship between heart rate variability and cannabis-alcohol co-use.

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