Jason David Allen

Jason David Allen

  • Professor
Currently Accepting Ph.D. Students

Office Location

Student Health and Wellness Building 332
550 Brandon Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Jason David Allen originates from the UK where he completed his undergraduate degree in human movement studies. He originally came to the U.S. during college summer vacations to coach soccer (1989-92) and ended up staying. After finishing his doctoral studies at Louisiana State University, he completed 12 years as a faculty member at Duke University Medical Center where he directed a Non-Invasive Vascular Research Laboratory. In the four years immediately prior to joining UVA, Allen was the Director of the Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation and the Program Leader for Clinical Research for the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University, in Melbourne, Australia.

Allen directs the graduate exercise physiology program and holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. He is a co-director of the Applied Metabolism & Physiology (AMP) Laboratory. He is a fellow and registered clinical exercise physiologist (RCEP) by the American College of Sports Medicine, and a registered vascular specialist by Cardiovascular Credentialing International. He is an active member of the Nitric Oxide Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.

His research program is dedicated to applying rigorous scientific methods to understanding vascular health, function and the atherosclerotic disease process. The work combines physiological and biochemical techniques in an attempt to better detect markers of vessel disease development and develop innovative treatments. The major focus areas are peripheral blood flow, endothelial function, and nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability.

He has been PI on National Institutes of Health funded clinical trials in both Peripheral Arterial Disease and Aging, an Australian Heart Foundation grant in Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), an American Heart Association award (basic science), as well as several smaller foundation and pharmaceutical company grants. He has also served as co-investigator on numerous grants which have generated over $14 million in funding.


Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, 2004
Ph.D., Louisianan State University, 2001
M.Ed., Western Carolina University, 1996
B.A. (Hons) Carnegie/Leeds Metropolitan University (England), 1992

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