Alberto F. Vallejo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor Clinical of Family Medicine in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in cell molecular biology with a minor in chemistry from Humboldt State University (1998), a Master of Science degree in kinesiology from California State University, Northridge (2001), a Ph.D. in biokinesiology from the Division of Physical Therapy & Biokinesiology at USC (2005) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC (2005-2007). Dr. Vallejo has more than 10 years of experience teaching at the university level, which includes six years of teaching in Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in the human biology track at USC. Clinically, Dr. Vallejo has over 10 years of experience working in various fields such spinal cord injury, cardiology, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, obesity, aging— all of which were spent in areas serving the needs of a diverse and underserved population. In 2005, he joined the Keck School of Medicine as an instructor of research focused on: metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, sarcopenia and the effects of exercise on these disorders. Overall, his academic experience includes teaching at both the college and professional school levels, bench-side laboratory research and clinical investigations involving human subjects.
Schroeder ET, Wang Y, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Cloutier G, Vallejo AF, Kawakubo M, Jensky NE, Coomber S, Azen SP, Sattler FR. Reliability of maximal voluntary muscle strength and power testing in older men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007 May; 62(5):543-9. View in: PubMed
Schroeder TE, Hawkins SA, Hyslop D, Vallejo AF, Jensky NE, Wiswell RA. Longitudinal change in coronary heart disease risk factors in older runners. Age Ageing. 2007 Jan; 36(1):57-62. View in: PubMed
Dreyer HC, Schroeder ET, Hawkins SA, Marcell TJ, Tarpenning KM, Vallejo AF, Jensky NE, Shaibi GQ, Spears S, Yamada R, Wiswell RA. Chronic exercise and skeletal muscle power in older men. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2006 Jun; 31(3):190-5. View in: PubMed
Vallejo AF, Schroeder ET, Zheng L, Jensky NE, Sattler FR. Cardiopulmonary responses to eccentric and concentric resistance exercise in older adults. Age Ageing. 2006 May; 35(3):291-7. View in: PubMed
Schroeder ET, Vallejo AF, Zheng L, Stewart Y, Flores C, Nakao S, Martinez C, Sattler FR. Six-week improvements in muscle mass and strength during androgen therapy in older men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Dec; 60(12):1586-92. View in: PubMed