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Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (EC-GRECC)


Eastern Colorado GRECC Investigators

21 September 2020


Michael Harris-Love, PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA
Visiting Professor
CU Physical Therapy Program
Contact: Michael.Harris-Love@cuanschutz.edu
Research Interests
Dr. Michael Harris-Love is a rehabilitation scientist whose main interest is in promoting the functional independence of older adults. Current research activities include developing viable methods of assessing muscle quality and employing innovative exercise interventions for those with sarcopenia. Ongoing activities include muscle plasticity in response to training, detraining, normal aging, and chronic disease, the development of sonographic methods for sarcopenia and myosteatosis screening, and exploring the physiologic advantages of eccentric muscle actions for use in older adult rehabilitation interventions.
Dr. Harris-Love is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. He earned his physical therapy degree (MPT) from the Mayo School of Health Sciences, completed his doctoral study at the University of Indianapolis, and post-doctoral training at Georgetown University/Children's National Hospital. His research efforts have contributed to the development of international standards for therapeutic trial outcome measures and improved understanding of muscle weakness patterns in the clinical of myopathy.

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Recent Publications


Maugeri G, D'Agata V, Roggio F, Cortis C, Fusco A, Foster C, Mañago MM, Harris-Love MO, Vleck V, Piacentini MF, Musumeci G. The "Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology" Journal Club Series: PhysioMechanics of Human Locomotion. J Funct Morphol Kinesiol. 2020 Jul 18;5(3):52.
PMID: 32935069; PMCID: PMC7489281.

Correa-de-Araujo R, Addison O, Miljkovic I, Goodpaster BH, Bergman BC, Clark RV, Elena JW, Esser KA, Ferrucci L, Harris-Love MO, Kritchevsky SB, Lorbergs A, Shepherd JA, Shulman GI, Rosen CJ. Myosteatosis in the Context of Skeletal Muscle Function Deficit: An Interdisciplinary Workshop at the National Institute on Aging. Front Physiol. 2020 Aug 7;11:963. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00963. eCollection 2020.
PMID: 32903666.

Gallo LH, Rodrigues EV, Filho JM, da Silva JB, Harris-Love MO, Gomes ARS. Effects of virtual dance exercise on skeletal muscle architecture and function of community dwelling older women. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2019 03 01; 19(1):50-61.
PMID: 30839303.

Harris-Love MO, Gonzales TI, Wei Q, Ismail C, Zabal J, Woletz P, DiPietro L, Blackman MR. Association Between Muscle Strength and Modeling Estimates of Muscle Tissue Heterogeneity in Young and Old Adults. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Jul; 38(7):1757-1768.
PMID: 30548644.

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