william b. farquhar

William B. Farquhar

Dean, College of Health Sciences

Office Location:
Tower at STAR, 7th Floor

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology


  • Post-Doc Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, MA 2001, Integrative Physiology
  • Ph.D Penn State University, PA 1998, Exercise Physiology
  • M.S East Stroudsburg University, PA 1991, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Exercise Science
  • BS East Stroudsburg University, PA , 1989, Exercise Physiology

Positions & Employment

  • 1991-1992 Exercise Physiologist, Department of Cardiology, Easton Hospital, Easton, PA
  • 1992-1994 Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
  • 1994-1998 Graduate Assistant, Department of Kinesiology, Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • 1998-2001 Research Fellow (post-doc), Department of Neurology, BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2001-2002 Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School Division on Aging, Boston, MA and Research Assistant Scientist, HRCA Research and Training Institute, Boston, MA
  • 2002-2008 Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Newark, DE
  • 2008- Associate Professor, University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Newark, DE (joint appointments in Biology and Nursing)
  • 2010- Faculty, Applied Physiology Graduate PhD Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • 2004- Specified Health Professional (Research Privileges), Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE
  • 2007- DBI Affiliated Faculty, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Newark, DE
  • 2017 – Board of Directors, Federation of the American Societies of Experimental Biology
  • 2017 – Board of Trustees, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2017 – Member, Hypertension and Microcirculation NIH Study Section


  • KAAP 433 Applied Physiology of Activity
  • KAAP 603 Seminar in Exercise Science
  • KAAP 655 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
  • KAAP 615/BISC 605 Advanced Mammalian Physiology I

Other Experience & Professional Memberships

  • 1995- Member, American Physiological Society
  • 1991- Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2004- Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2006- Member, American Heart Association
  • 2003- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Physiology
  • 2008- Editorial Board Member, Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
  • 1998- ad hoc reviewer for several physiology and clinical journals
  • 1996- Committee work for the American College of Sports Medicine (national and regional)
  • 2004-5 NIH Office of Scientific Review – National Institute of General Medical Sciences Study Section, (outside reviewer)
  • 2007 American Institute of Biological Sciences Program Review, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (member, 4-person panel)
  • 2008- Human Subjects Review Board (IRB), University of Delaware