B. Alston Yates


Dr. Yates joined the Department of Health and Kinesiology as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Ismail Center in December 2021. Prior to arriving at Purdue University, he held administrative positions as Lab Manager in the New England Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Boston VA Medical Center and Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator of the Football Players Health Study at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He also attained graduate training in Healthcare Management from Kelley School of Business (IUPUI).

Dr. Yates is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and an active member of several professional societies: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Physiological Society (APS), and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM).

Research Interests

Dr. Yates research focuses on examining how to maximize the potency of exercise and nutritional interventions to improve physical and cognitive health in older adults, athletes, and clinical populations.


Ph.D, Musculoskeletal Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (2022)

M.S., Exercise Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (2015)

B.S., Exercise Science, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (2011)

Selected Journal Publications

Yates BA. The HEART of the matter: the integration of respiratory mechanics, exertional dyspnoea and exercise intensity. J Physiol. 2019 Jun;597(11):2839-2840. 

Yates BA, Ellis LA, Muñoz CX, Armstrong LE. Diagnostic accuracy of urinary indices to detect mild dehydration in young men following acute riboflavin, Vitamin C or beetroot supplementation. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2020 Jun;37:129-133.

Churchill TW, Krishnan S, Weisskopf M, Yates BA, Speizer FE, Kim JH, Nadler LE, Pascual-Leone A, Zafonte R, Baggish AL. Weight Gain and Health Affliction Among Former National Football League Players. Am J Med. 2018 Dec;131(12):1491-1498.



Clinical Assistant Professor,

Director of the Ismail Center

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Phone: (765) 496-6449
Fax: (765) 496-1239
Email: bayates@purdue.edu

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