VP, Clinical Development
Dr. Glenn holds a doctorate in Exercise Physiology and graduate credentials in Statistical Analysis and Research Methods from the University of Arkansas. He trained for 6 years in exercise physiology at the University of West Florida and an additional 4 years at the University of Arkansas specializing in areas of aging such as: pathophysiology, dietetics/nutrition, and behavior change. He has provided care and oversight for young and aging individuals struggling with health behavior-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cognition.
Professionally, Dr Glenn has held a professorship appointment at Louisiana Tech University, teaching within the Kinesiology department and running a lab dedicated to nutritional interventions related to exercise performance. From there, he joined the digital health pioneer, Omada health, to assume the role of providing clinical oversight and management for the coaching team. His expertise in health, wellness, and coaching afforded him the ability to develop Neurotrack’s Memory Health Program and he is currently the Vice President of Clinical Development, providing clinical oversight for the program and coaching team.
Dr. Glenn has an active and productive research agenda, with 22 publications and 38 conference presentations to date. His contributions to science have come mainly in the field of older adults with an additional arm devoted to women’s health. These contributions have primarily focused on exercise and nutritional interventions to improve physical performance, spanning both athletic and frail populations. He feels that in order to truly understand the effect growing older has on our lives, it is important to first understand the breadth in which the body is capable of handling natural aging. During these research studies, Dr. Glenn helped develop a new technique for measuring lower-body muscular power in older adults. This technique has demonstrated clinical efficacy as well as cost-effectiveness compared to common gold-standard methods. Additionally, he has been able to show that older adults can continue to build muscular strength during resistance training protocols even in the absence of weight-bearing loads (i.e. they can complete the movements against air). These findings indicate that older adults no longer have to worry about barriers such as having gym access or not knowing how to use complicated machines. Finally, his team has recently indicated the efficacy of a fully digital behavior change program on improving cognitive function. This also demonstrates a removal of barriers by indicating these results can be obtained without the need for stressful or time consuming office visits.