About Robert Mankowski
Dr. Robert Mankowski is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research. He obtained his PhD in Exercise Physiology at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His translational and team-science research is focused on preserving physical and cardiovascular function in older age. His research spans from investigating the effects of nutritional and exercise interventions on physical and cardiovascular function in moderately functioning older adults, to better understanding the epidemiology and pathobiology of poor long-term physical and cognitive outcomes in older survivors (including race and sex differences) of critical illness, especially sepsis. He aims to translate effective exercise (institution-based and remotely delivered) and nutritional interventions from moderately functioning older adults to poorly functioning older survivors of critical illness. His ultimate goal is to customize exercise and nutritional interventions in populations at risk of frailty, and thus improve quality of life and expand the health span.