Professor Brian has developed her expertise in exercise physiology and cardiology through both education and clinical experience. Throughout her studies and professional career, she has worked in many different aspects of the exercise science field. She is passionate about how research in exercise physiology shapes our clinical strategy. She has worked clinically with a multitude of different populations primarily focusing on chronic kidney disease, Parkinson's disease, cardiovascular, and pulmonary disease. She has extensive experience in cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, and cardiac stress testing. She is enthusiastic about the preventative and healing properties of exercise and the importance of promoting exercise in all populations. As clinical faculty at UNH, she directs the Employee Fitness Program and Employee Fitness Center.
Professor Brian is a certified clinical exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, and is also a Certified Cardiographic Technician through Cardiovascular Credentialing International. She also serves as the New Hampshire State Representative for the New England Chapter of ACSM.
Outside of her research and clinical work as an Exercise Physiologist, she is certified in several group fitness formats and has been teaching group fitness for over ten years. She also has a multitude of experience in personal training and small group fitness training.