D. Jason Gillis

D. Jason Gillis
Salem State University · Department of Sport and Movement Science

PhD, Human & Applied Physiology

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Introduction
Dr. Jason Gillis is an Associate Professor working in the Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Sport & Movement Science, at Salem State University. Jason Teaches courses in human applied physiology and research methods, and supervises student research. An environmental physiologist by training, Jason has a research interest in the influence of menthol on human temperature regulation, perception, and performance.
Additional affiliations
September 2013 - present
Salem State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Jason is an environmental physiologist by training and has a research interest in the influence of menthol on human temperature regulation, perception and performance.
September 2013 - May 2020
Salem State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Teach courses in environmental physiology, research methods, supervising research students
February 2013 - August 2013
GlaxoSmithKline
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Designed clinical trial assessing the efficacy of fat-loss active ingredients.
Education
January 2008 - November 2011
University of Portsmouth
Field of study
  • Human & Applied Environmental Physiology

Publications

Publications (22)
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Introduction This study assessed the influence of High (H, 4.13%), Medium (M, 2.0%) and Low (L, 0.1%) doses of menthol on temperature perception and regulation, compared to a Placebo Condition (P). Method Sixteen participants underwent the aforementioned conditions on four separate days. During each test participants rested supine (Environmental c...
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IntroductionMenthol topical application and mouth rinsing are ergogenic in hot environments, improving performance and perception, with differing effects on body temperature regulation. Consequently, athletes and federations are beginning to explore the possible benefits to elite sport performance for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, which will take place...
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Gillis, DJ, Vellante, A, Gallo, JA, and D'Amico, AP. Influence of menthol on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-This study assessed the influence of menthol, a cold receptor agonist, on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Forty-seven healthy males were allocated to a Control (CON,...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of foam rolling (FR) on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Thirty-seven males performed 40 x 15 m sprints, inducing muscle damage. Immediately following sprinting and in the four days following, perceived muscle soreness, hip abduction range of motion (ROM), hamstring muscle leng...
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Background Intense physical activity can result in exercise-induced muscle damage, delayed-onset muscle soreness, and decrements in performance. Phototherapy (PhT), sometimes referred to as photobiomodulation or low-level laser therapy, may enhance recovery from vigorous exercise. Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of ph...
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Introduction In warm conditions topical application of menthol increases cool sensations and influences deep body temperature. The purpose of this experiment was to explore whether different body surface areas (BSA) exposed to menthol influence these responses. It was hypothesized that the forcing function exerted by menthol will be proportionally...
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Objective. This study aimed to correlate the physiological and neuromuscular parameters with the Jiu-Jitsu Anaerobic Performance Test (JJAPT). Methods. Fourteen male Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) athletes (27.3 ± 3.7 years) participated in this study. The athletes were assessed on three occasions separated by 48-hour intervals: a) vertical jump and in...
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Background: With the increased popularity of foam rolling as a recovery tool, it is important to explore possible mechanisms of action toward mitigating soreness and restoring athletic performance. Purpose: The purpose of the present experiment was to assess the influence of foam rolling on gross measures of physical performance and indices of a...
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When menthol is applied to the oral cavity it presents with a familiar refreshing sensation and cooling mint flavour. This may be deemed hedonic in some individuals, but may cause irritation in others. This variation in response is likely dependent upon trigeminal sensitivity toward cold stimuli, suggesting a need for a menthol solution that can be...
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The aims of this study were to design a specific Jiu-Jitsu anaerobic performance test (JJAPT) and investigate the relationship between blood lactate ([La]), heart rate (HR) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) during simulated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu combat (SBJJC) and JJAPT. Nine men elite Brazilian medium heavy weight athletes performed a 10-minute...
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Menthol has recently been added to various cooling products that claim to enhance athletic performance. This study assessed the effect of two such solutions during exercise in warm, humid conditions. Twelve participants (22 ± 2.9 years; \( \dot{V}{\text{O}}_{{2{\text{peak}}}} \) 47.4 ± 6.2 mL kg−1 min−1) completed a peak power (POpeak) test and thr...
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Review. Identify and describe the body of literature pertaining to non-pharmacological management of orthostatic hypotension (OH) during the early rehabilitation of persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Search strategy: a comprehensive search of electronic databases and cited references was undertak...
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The primary objective of this study was to test the hypotheses that a wheelie training method that begins in a high-rolling-resistance (RR) setting (1) improves the success rate and (2) reduces the training time. Our secondary objectives were to assess the effects of other factors (e.g., age, gender) on training time and to acquire data on the perc...
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INTRODUCTION L-menthol (C 10 H 20 O; molecular weight, 156), a cyclic terpene alcohol produced from mint oils or prepared synthetically (Eccles, 1994), is perhaps best known for the cool sensation it elicits when applied to the skin. This raises the possibility of using such solutions to increase thermal comfort in some working and sporting scenari...
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INTRODUCTION Aerodynamic cycling helmets are often poorly ventilated. This raises the question of whether the benefit from the improved aerodynamics is offset by the potential detrimental effect on thermoregulation. Few investigations have assessed the thermoregulatory consequence of wearing poorly ventilated aerodynamic cycling helmets versus stan...