Dr. Angelopoulos is a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, where he teaches courses in the physical therapy and exercise science areas. His major research areas include adiposity, exercise, metabolism and physiogenomics. Specifically, Dr. Angelopoulos' research is focusing on: 1) the development of lifestyle interventions for the prevention and treatment of metabolic disease, 2) the role of regularly repeated exercise in modifying risk factors for cardio-metabolic disease and 3) the impact of dietary sugars in the development of adiposity and cardio-metabolic disease. In addition, Dr. Angelopoulos is the associate editor of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.


  • Bruneau M , Waslsh S, Selinsky E, Garreett E., Angelopoulos TJ, Clarkson P, Gordon P, Moyna N, Visich P , Zoeller R, Seip R, Thompson P, Devaney J , Gordish-Dressman H, Hoffman E, Pescatello LS . A Genetic Variant in IL-15Rα Correlates with Physical Activity among European-American Adults. Mol Genet Genomic Med., 2018 doi: 10.1002/mgg3.368
  • Bruneau M , Angelopoulos TJ, Gordon P, Moyna N, Visich P , Zoeller R, Seip R, Bilbie S, Thompson P, Devaney J , Gordish-Dressman H, Hoffman E, Pescatello LS . The Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Insertion/Deletion Polymorphism 1 rs4340 Associates with Habitual Physical Activity among European American Adults. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 5(5): 524-530, 2017
  • Rippe JM, Sievenpiper JL, Le KA, White JS, Clemens R,Angelopoulos TJ. What is the appropriate upper limit for added sugar consumption? Nut Rev. 75(1):18-36, 2017
  • Rippe JM, Angelopoulos TJ. Relation between added sugars and chronic disease risk factors. current understanding. Nutrients, 4, 8,(11),179: pii:E697, 2016
  • Rippe JM, Angelopoulos TJ. Sugars Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease: Results from recent randomized controlled trials. Eur. J. Nutr. 55(Suppl2):45-53, 2016
  • Angelopoulos TJ, Lowndes J, Sinett S, Rippe JM. Fructose Containing Sugars at Normal Levels of Consumption Do Not Effect Adversely Components of the Metabolic Syndrome and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease. Nutrients, 8,179: doi: 103390/nu80440179, 2016
  • Rippe JM, Angelopoulos TJ. Added Sugars and Risk Factors for Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease Int J Obes (Lond) 40: S22-27, 2016
  • Ash GL, Kostek MA, Lee H, Angelopoulos TJ, Gordon PM , Moyna NM, Visich PS, Zoeller RF, Gordish-Dressman H, Thompson PD, Hoffman EP, Devaney JM, and Pescatello LS Glucocorticoid Receptor (/NR3C1/) Variants Associate with the Muscle Strength and Size Response to Resistance Training. PLos One, 28;11(1):e0148112, 2016
  • Ash GL, Lee H, Angelopoulos TJ, Gordon PM , Moyna NM, Visich PS, Zoeller RF, Gordish-Dressman H, Thompson PD, Hoffman EP, Devaney JM, and Pescatello LS. Obesity-Related genetic Variants and Their Association with physical Activity. Sports Medicine-Open 1:34, 2015
  • Rippe JM, Angelopoulos TJ. Sugars and Health Controversies: What Does Science Say? Adv.In Nutr. 15;6(suppl) 493S-503S, 2015 Rippe JM, Angelopoulos TJ. Fructose containing Sugars and Cardiovascular Disease Adv.In Nutr. 15;6(4):430-9, 2015
  • Angelopoulos TJ, Lowndes J, Sinett S, Rippe JM. Fructose containing sugars do not raise blood pressure or uric acid at normal levels of consumption. J. Clin. Hypertens 17(2):87-94, 2015
  • Rippe JM., Angelopoulos TJ. Lifestyle strategies for cardiovascular risk reduction. Current Atherosclerosis Reports 6(10):444-447 2014
  • Lowndes J, Zoeller RF, Kyriazis G,Tongalis G, Seip RL, Miles M, Visich PS, Gordon P M, Moyna N, Pescatello LS, Thompson PD, Angelopoulos TJ. Hyperleptinemia is Associated with CRP, but not Apolipoprotein E, and is Reduced by Exercise Training. Int J. Sport. Nutr. Exerc. Metab. 24:524-531, 2014
  • Sprouse C, Gordish-Dressman H, Lipof JS, Moeckel-Cole S, Patel RR, Adham K, Larkin JS, Hubal MJ, Kearns AK, Orkunoglu-Suer F, Clarkson PM, Thompson PD, Angelopoulos TJ, Gordon PM, Moyna NM, Pescatello LS, Visich PS, Zoeller RF, Hoffman EP, Tosi LL, Devaney JM. SLC30A8 Non-synonymous Variant Is Associated with Recovery Following Exercise and Skeletal Muscle Size and Strength. Diabetes 63(1) 363-368, 2014
  • Weinstein PK, Amirkhosravi A, Angelopoulos TJ, Bushy A, Covelli MM, Dennis KE . Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Women With Lupus: Perception of Risk and Predictors of Risk-Reducing Behaviors. J. Cardiov. Nurs. 29(2):130-9, 2014
  • Rippe JM, Angelopoulos TJ. Sucrose, High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Fructose. Their metabolism and Potential Health Effects: What Do We Really Know? Adv. In Nutr. 4(2);236-245, 2013
  • Kluferld D, Foreyt J., Angelopoulos TJ, Rippe JM. Lack of Evidence for High Fructose Corn Syrup as the cause of the Obesity Epidemic. Int J Obes (Lond) 37(6):771-3, 2013
  • Hoffman EP, Gordish-Dressman H, Mclane V, Devaney JM, Thompson PD, Visich P, Gordon PM, Pescatello LS, Zoeller RF, Moyna N, Angelopoulos TJ, Pegoraro E, Gregory A. Cox GA, Clarkson P. Alterations in osteopontin modify muscle size in females in both human and mice. MSSE 45(6):1060-1068, 2013

Awards and Recognition

  • 8th EW Barker Professor, National Institute of Education, Nanyang University Singapore

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Physiological Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow; FACSM)
  • The Obesity Society (Fellow; FTOS)
Ted Angelopoulos

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Impact of lifestyle on cardio metabolic risk factors


  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology; University of Pittsburgh
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology; University of Pittsburgh, 1990
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology; University of Pittsburgh, 1986
  • B.S., Exercise Sciences; National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1982


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