Associate Professor, Associate Provost for Curricular Affairs

Dr. Brian Reed has been a member of the UVM faculty since 1982.  He teaches and does research in the areas of applied exercise physiology and therapeutic modalities. Recently he initiated an interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research project to harvest pooled electrical energy generated by aerobic exercise machines in the University's fitness center. His courses span from a general enrollment undergraduate course (exercise, fitness and health), to courses in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.  Brian has been a licensed physical therapist since 1974, and he continues to serve as a consultant to area clinicians.  

Dr. Reed has held numerous leadership and service roles at department, university, regional and national levels. He was the Associate Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences from 2002-2009. He was appointed Associate Provost for Curricular Affairs in July 2009. He has received various honors including the Faculty Senate's Faculty Recognition Award (2001). In addition, he was the invited keynote speaker at the First International Physiotherapy Congress in Forteleza, Brazil, April 10-13, 2003, where he was made an honorary member of the Brazilian Physiotherapy Association. Dr. Reed was inducted into Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in the Social Sciences in 2010.

Research and/or Creative Works

Supporting the ESL Needs of Students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences: A Pilot Project, International Incentives Committee, 2009, $1,000

"Pedal Power" Interdisciplinary Teaching/Learning and Research Project, Provost's Office, 2008, $5,000

P-20: Planning Grant for a Multi-disciplinary Clinical Research Center (Group Participant), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders, 1999, $100,000 (group award)

The Protective Effect of a Prior Bout of Eccentric Exercise: Evidence of a Crossover Effect Between Limbs, 1999, $750


Costanza R, Fisher B, Ali S, Beer C, Bond L, Boumans R, Danigelis NL, Dickinson J, Elliott C, Farley J, Gayer DE, Glenn L, Hudspeth T, Mahoney D, McCahill L, McIntosh B, Reed B, Rizvi S, Rizzo D, Simpatico T, Snapp R. An integrative approach to quality of life measurement, research and policy. Surv. Perspect. Integr. Envir. Soc.,*1, 1-5.

Costanza R, Fisher B, Ali S, Beer C, Bond L, Boumans R, Danigelis NL, Dickinson J, Elliott C, Farley J, Gayer DE, Glenn L, Hudspeth T, Mahoney D, McCahill L, McIntosh B, Reed B, Rizvi S, Rizzo D, Simpatico T, Snapp R. Quality of Life: An approach integrating opportunities, human needs and subjective well-being. Ecological Economics. 2007; 61: 267-276

Tourville TW, Connolly DAJ, Reed BV. The effects of sensory-level high-volt pulsed electrical current on delayed onset muscle soreness. Journal of Sport Sciences. 2006; 24(9), 941-949. (Abstract)

Connolly DAJ, Lauzon C, Agnew J, Dunn M, Reed BV.  The effect of vitamin C supplementation on symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness.  Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2006; 46(3): 462-467

Connolly DAJ, Reed BV, McHugh MP.  The repeated bout effect: Does evidence for a crossover effect exist?  Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2002; 3: 80-86.   

Reed BV, Ashikaga, T, Fleming B, Zimny N.  The Effects of Heat and Stretch with Ultrasound on Knee Ligament Extensibility.  Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2000; 30(6): 341-347 (Abstract)

Awards and Recognition

  • Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences, 2010
  • Honorary Member, Brazilian Society for Physiotherapy, 2003
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, First International Physiotherapy Congress, Fortaleza-Ceara, Brazil, 2003
  • Faculty Recognition Award, University of Vermont Faculty Senate, 2001
  • Isola Braun Award for Potential for Professional Competency and Leadership, 1974

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member: Clinical Electrophysiology Section (Officer: Publications Chair, 1988 - 1992)
  • Orthopaedic Section
  • State representative to the New England Chapter, ACSM (1999 - 2001)
  • Brazilian Society for Physiotherapy, Honorary Member
Brian V. Reed, P.T., Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Applied exercise physiology and therapeutic modalities


  • Ph.D., Physiology; Temple University School of Medicine
  • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Physical Therapy; University of Vermont
  • B.A., Zoology; University of Vermont


  • 802-656-2232
Office Location:

Waterman Building

Courses Taught

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physiology of Wound Healing
  • Therapeutic Modalities and Physical Agents
  • Limb Prosthetics
  • Electrocardiography
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation