Ryan Mays, PhD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative

Ryan Mays

Contact Info

rjmays@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-0430

Office Address:
6-138A Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Cardiovascular Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2009-2012

PhD: Clinical/Research Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2009

MPH: Community and Behavioral Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2013

MS: Health and Human Performance, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, 2006

BS: Exercise Science, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, 2004

Summary

Expertise

Efficacy of community-based exercise training for patients with peripheral artery disease; use of novel devices to treat claudication; perceived exertion and practical assessment methods for evaluation of cardiorespiratory fitness.

Awards & Recognition

  • The Jacqueline M. Leaffer Prize in Cardiology
    Center for Women’s Health Research
    $750
    September 2013
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Most Outstanding Doctoral Student
    Department of Health and Physical Activity
    2008 – 2009
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Student Honoree
    33rd Annual Honors Convocation
    2008 – 2009
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Most Outstanding Doctoral Minority Award
    Department of Health and Physical Activity
    $2,500
    2007 – 2008
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Student Honoree
    32nd Annual Honors Convocation
    2007 – 2008
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Honorable Mention Student Research Award
    National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) National Conference
    Atlanta, GA
    July 2007
  • Most Outstanding Doctoral Minority Award
    Department of Health and Physical Activity
    $2,500
    2006 – 2007
    University of Pittsburgh

Professional Associations

  • Northwest Regional Chapter of ACSM
    September 2014 – March 2018
    Professional Member
  • University Physicians, Inc.
    August 2012 – present
    Faculty Member
  • AHA
    March 2010 – present
    Postdoctoral Member; Early Career Member
  • Society for Vascular Medicine
    October 2009 – present
    Associate Member
  • National Postdoctoral Association
    September 2009 – July 2012
    Affiliate Member
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
    August 2009 – July 2012
    Postdoctoral and Student Member
  • CCTSI
    August 2009 – July 2012
    Postdoctoral Member
  • NSCA
    October 2006 – present
    Student and Professional Member
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of ACSM
    September 2006 – 2009
    Professional Member

Research

Research Funding Grants

Grants and fellowships – Funded

  • L30HL120279 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Loan Repayment – Renewal
    $57,711 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program to improve walking outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease”
    University of Minnesota
  • U54GM104944 NIH National General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) Mini-Grant
    $12,557 (Mays – Co-PI of mini-grant; Langer – PI of primary award)
    Title: “Community-based walking exercise enhanced by orthoses to improve walking ability in patients with peripheral artery disease”
    University of Montana, International Heart Institute (IHI), University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • U54GM104944 NIH NIGMS, Mountain West CTR-IN Grant
    $84,317 (Mays – Co-PI of pilot grant; Langer – PI of primary award)
    Title: “Community-based walking exercise enhanced by orthoses to improve walking ability in patients with peripheral artery disease”
    University of Montana, IHI, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • L30HL120279 NIH Division of Loan Repayment – Initial Award
    $70,000 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program to improve walking outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease”
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • K01HL115534 NIH NHLBI Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (*Tribal Member of the Cherokee Nation)
    $671,333 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program to improve walking outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease”
    Impact/priority score: 23
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 12POST11620023 American Heart Association (AHA) Fellowship
    $98,476 (Mays – PI; returned due to no overlap allowed with NIH K award)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program to improve walking outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease”
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • F32HL105095 NIH NHLBI Individual Fellowship
    $55,826 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program following endovascular therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease”
    Impact/priority score: 10; Percentile: 3
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Native Americans in Science Travel Grant
    $1,000
    Judge for student presentations in National Conference Medical Research section
    Anaheim, CA
  • UL1RR025780 NIH National Center for Research Resources
    Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI)
    $30,625 (Mays – PI of pilot grant; Sokol – PI of primary award)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program following endovascular therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease”
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • AHA Peripheral Vascular Disease Fellows Workshop Travel Grant
    $750
    Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago, IL
  • T32HL007822 NIH NHLBI Training Grant
    $88,496 (Mays – Fellow recipient; Buttrick – PI of primary award)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program following endovascular therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease”
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 20th Annual Society for Vascular Medicine Conference Travel Grant
    $1,500
    Denver, CO
  • School of Education – Faculty/Student Research Grant
    $1,500
    Title: “Validation of adult OMNI perceived exertion scales for elliptical ergometry”
    University of Pittsburgh
  • School of Education – Alumni Doctoral Fellowship Grant
    $5,000
    Title: “Validation of adult OMNI perceived exertion scales for elliptical ergometry”
    University of Pittsburgh
  • School of Education – Alumni Doctoral Fellowship Grant
    $5,000
    Title: “Accuracy of VO2peak predictions using OMNI-RPE from a submaximal cycle ergometer test”
    University of Pittsburgh

Grants - Pending Review

  • R01NR017715 NIH NINR Research Project Grant
    $3,325,734 (Mays – PI)
    April 2018 – August 2023
    University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Faculty Grant
    $191,832 (Mays – co-PI; Wolfson – co-PI)
    October 2017 – August 2019
    University of Minnesota

Grants and Fellowships - Unfunded

  • Department of Defense Clinical Trial Award
    $3,325,734 (Mays – PI)
    April 2018 – August 2023
    University of Minnesota
  • R34HL135363 NIH NHLBI Clinical Trial Pilot Studies
    $565,276 (Mays – PI)
    September 2016 – August 2019
    Title: “The efficacy of cardiac rehabilitation combined with Vitamin D3 in heart failure rehospitalizations: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial”
    University of Montana, IHI, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • L30HL120279-02 NIH Division of Loan Repayment and NHLBI Clinical Research Program – Renewal
    $70,000 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program to improve walking outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease”
    August 2015 – July 2017
    University of Montana, IHI, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) Mentor-based Minority Fellowship
    $95,224 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program following endovascular therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease”
    July 2012 – June 2014
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • L30HL115683-01 NIH Division of Loan Repayment and NHLBI Clinical Research Program – New
    $70,000 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program following endovascular therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease”
    August 2012 – July 2014
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 11POST7580140 AHA Southwest Affiliate Fellowship
    $95,224 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program following endovascular therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease”
    July 2011 – June 2013
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • ADA Mentor-based Minority Fellowship
    $135,000 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program following endovascular therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease”
    July 2011 – June 2013
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • F32HL105095 NIH NHLBI Individual Fellowship
    $106,264 (Mays – PI)
    Title: “A community-based exercise program following endovascular therapy for patients with peripheral artery disease”
    Impact/priority score: 50; Percentile: 60
    July 2010 – June 2011
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

Editorial Board and Journal/Grant Reviews

  • Western Journal of Nursing Research – Reviewer, Spring 2017
  • Journal of Physical Activity and Health – Reviewer, Spring 2017
  • Journal of Applied Gerontology – Reviewer, Fall 2016
  • BMC Family Practice – Reviewer , Fall 2016
  • Indian Journal of Medical Research – Reviewer, Fall 2016
  • International Journal of Sports Medicine – Reviewer, Fall 2015
  • Biology of Sport – Reviewer, Summer 2015
  • NIH NIGMS, Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research – Infrastructure Network – Grant Reviewer, Spring 2015
  • Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology – Reviewer, Spring 2015 – present
  • Patient Preference and Adherence – Reviewer, Spring 2015 – present
  • Journal of the American Heart Association – Reviewer, Spring 2015 – present
  • Vascular Medicine – Reviewer, Fall 2014 – present
  • Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management – Reviewer, Fall 2014 – present
  • Circulation Research – Reviewer , Fall 2014 – present
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise – Reviewer, Fall 2014 – present
  • Clinical Interventions in Aging – Reviewer, Summer 2014 – present
  • Journal of Translational Medicine – Reviewer, Summer 2013 – present
  • NIH NHLBI K01 Career Development Awards (FOA HL13019 and FOA HL13018) – Grant Reviewer, Summer 2013
  • Physician Services, Inc. Foundation – Grant Reviewer, Spring 2013, Spring 2014
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills – Reviewer, Fall 2012
  • International Journal of Exercise Science – Editorial Board, Spring 2010 – present
  • Journal of Vascular Surgery – Reviewer, Fall 2010 – present
  • CCTSI Co-Pilot Program – Grant Reviewer, Fall 2010
  • International Journal of Exercise Science – Reviewer, Spring 2008 – present

Publications

Manuscripts

  • Schorr EN and Mays RJ. Patient perspectives on claudication: An opportunity to improve the adoption and adherence of exercise therapy. 2017;epub ahead of print.
  • Mays RJ and Regensteiner JG. Understanding sex differences in health status: A frontier in the field of vascular medicine. Vasc Med. 2017;22(2):110-111. [PMID: 28429661; PMCID: pending]
  • Mays RJ, Goss FL, Nagle EF, Gallagher M Jr, Haile L, Schafer MA, Kim KH, Robertson RJ. Cross-validation of peak oxygen consumption prediction models from OMNI perceived exertion. Int J Sports Med. 2016;37(10):831-837. [PMID: 27410768; PMCID: pending]
  • Mays RJ, Hiatt WR, Casserly IP, Rogers RK, Main DS, Kohrt WM, Ho PM, Regensteiner JG. Community-based walking exercise for peripheral artery disease: An exploratory pilot study. Vasc Med. 2015;20(4):339-347. [PMID: 25755148; PMCID: PMC4749131]
  • Mays RJ and Regensteiner JG. Therapy for peripheral artery disease: Gaps in treating patients with claudication. Circulation. 2014;130(12):929-931. [PMID: 25095885; PMCID: PMC4486000]
  • Mays RJ, Goss FL, Nagle-Stilley EF, Gallagher M Jr, Schafer MA, Kim KH, Robertson RJ. Prediction of VO2peak using OMNI RPE from a submaximal cycle exercise test. Percept Mot Skills. 2014;118(3):863-881. [PMID: 25068750; PMCID: PMC4466107]
  • Mays RJ, Rogers RK, Hiatt WR, Regensteiner JG. Community walking programs for treatment of peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2013;58(6):1678-87. [PMID: 24103409; PMCID: PMC3904661]
  • Mays RJ and Regensteiner JG. Exercise therapy for claudication: Latest advances. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2013;15(2):188-99. [PMID: 23436041; PMCID: PMC3627476]
  • Mays RJ, Casserly IP, Kohrt WM, Ho PM, Hiatt WR, Nehler MR, Regensteiner JG. Assessment of functional status and quality of life in claudication. J Vasc Surg. 2011;53(5):1410-21. [PMID: 21334172; PMCID: PMC3541824]
  • Mays RJ, Goss FL, Schafer MA, Kim KH, Nagle-Stilley EF, Robertson RJ. Validation of adult OMNI perceived exertion scales for elliptical ergometry. Percept Mot Skills. 2010;111(5):848-62. [PMID: 21319623; PMCID: PMC3541829]
  • Mays RJ, Boér NF, Mealey LM, Kim KH, Goss FL. A comparison of practical assessment methods to determine treadmill, cycle and elliptical ergometer VO2peak. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24(5):1325-31. [PMID: 20393357; PMCID: PMC4420018]

Book Chapters

  • Salisbury D, Treat-Jacobson D, Bronas U, Mays RJ. Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing, 4th Ed. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company; 2017. In Press.
  • Mays RJ, Casserly IP, Regensteiner JG. Peripheral Artery Disease. In JK Ehrman, PM Gordon, PS Visich, SJ Keteyian (Eds.) Clinical Exercise Physiology, 4th Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2017. In Press.
  • Mays RJ, Whipple MO, Treat-Jacobson DJ. Peripheral Vascular Disease and Exercise in People with Diabetes. In Reusch JE, et al (eds). Diabetes and Exercise: From Pathophysiology to Clinical Implementation, 2nd Ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2017. In Press.
  • Mays RJ, Casserly IP, Regensteiner JG. Peripheral Artery Disease. In JK Ehrman, PM Gordon, PS Visich, SJ Keteyian (Eds.) Clinical Exercise Physiology, 3rd Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2013.