Agin, Denise

Curriculum Vitae
Agin, Denise

Agin, Denise

Associate Professor
Health and Physical Education and Gerontological Studies

Phone: 718-262-5110
Office Location: HP-209


Degree Institution Field Dates
EDD  Teacher's College, Columbia University  Applied Physiology  1994 
MS  Queens College CUNY  Exercise Physiology  1995 
BS  Queens College CUNY  Physical Education K-12  1999 

Areas of Expertise

Body Weight Management Through Diet and Exercise
Body Composition in Health and Disease
Health-Related Fitness for Special Populations
Adult Weight Training
K-12 Physical Education

Books in Field Of Expertise

Fardy, Azzolini, Agin, Kohn. The PATH Program. Chapter 9: Human Kinetics, 1998. 81-85.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Engelson,E,, D Agin, S Kenya, G Werber-Zion, B Luty, J Albu, DP Kotler. "body Composition and metabolic effects of a diet and exercise weight loss regimen on obese, HIV-infected women." Metabolism. 2006: .

Bayne-Smith, M, PS Fardy, A Azzollini, J Magel, KH Schmitz, D Agin. "Improvements in heart health behaviors and reduction in coronary artery disease risk factors in urban teenage females through school-based intervention: The PATH Program." Am J Public Health. 2004: 1538-1543.

Lan, SJ, ES Engelson, D agin, D Gallagher, SB Heymsfield, DP Kotler. "Ability of anthropmetry and dual e-ray absorptiometry to detect cgange in body fat distribution." J Body Composition. 2003: .

Andrade, S, SJ Lan, ES Endelson, D Agin, J Wang, SB Heymsfield, DP Kotler. "Use of a Durnin-Womersley formula to estimate change in subcutaneous fat content in HIV-infected subjects." Am J Clin Ntr. 75 2002: 587-592.

Agin, D, D Gallagher, J wang, SB Heymsfield, RN Pierson, DP Kotler. "Effects of whey protein and resistance exercise on body cell mass, muscle strength, and quality of life in women with HIV.." AIDS. 15 2001: 2431-2440.

Agin, D, DP Kotler, D Papandreou, M Liss, J Wang, J Thornton, D Gallagher, RN Pierson. "Effects of whey protein and resistance exercise on body composition and muscle strength in women with HIV infection." Ann NY Acad Sci. 904 2000: 607-609.

Gallagher, D, AJ Kovera, G Clay-Williams, D Agin, P Leone, J Albu, De Matthews, SB Heymsfield. "Weight loss in obese post-menopausal women: no evidence of adverse alterations in body composition and protein metabolism." Am J Physiol. 279 2000: E124-E131.

Kotler, DP, J Lopes, ES Engelson, J Wand, D Agin, SB Heymsfield. "Sex, HIV infection, and fat redistribution." The AIDS Reader. 10 2000: 589-594.

Fardy, PS, A Azzollini, JR Magel, RE White, MK Schmitz, D Agin, LT Clark, m Bayne-Smith, S Kohn, L Tekverk. "Gender and ethnic diferences in health behaviors and risk factors for coronary heart disease among urban teenagers: The PATH Program." J Gender-Specific Med. 3 2000: 59-68.

Engelson, ES, DP Kotler, Y Tan, D Agin, J Wang, RN Pierson, SB Heymsfield. "Fat distribution in HIV-infected patients reporting truncal enlargement quantified by whole body magnetic resonance imaging." Am J Clin Nutr. 69 1999: 1-8.

Fardy, PS, A Azzollini, L Tekverk, D Agin, KJ McDermott. "Physical Activity and Teenage Health: A program to improve cardiovascular fitness, health behaviors, and coronary risk factors in multi-ethnic teenagers." Ann NY Acad Sci. 817 1997: 356-358.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Ionescu, G, DP Kotler, ES Engelson, D Agin, Y Inada. "Serum complement components in HIV-infected individuals with and without fat redistribution (Lipodystrophy)." JAIDS. 25 2000: 370-373.

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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Effects of progressive resistance exercise on skeletal muscle mass and physical function in a woman with proximal myotonic dystrophy: A case study. " March 2003: MARC Seminar, York College.

" Individual effects of visceral and intermuscular fat loss on coronary risk in weight-reduced premenopausal black women. " March 2003: Body Composition Seminar Series Lectures, St Luke's Hospital Center.

" Effects of resistance exercise on truncal fat in HIV+ women. " April 2000: FASEB Minisymposium.

" Women and HIV: Comprehensive Management " May 1998: Nutritionists in AIDS Care.

" Obesity and weight control " January 1998: Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy.

" High precision body composition methodology " January 1998: Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy.

" Physical fitness for children in school and at home " June 1997: Schneider Children's Hospital Division of Adolescnt Medicine.

" Muscular strength assessment " March 1997: Body Composition Seminar Series Lectures, St Luke's Hospital Center.

" Body composition methodology in health and disease " February 1997: Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy.

" Cultural diversity: Cardiovascular risk factors in minority adolescents " November 1995: FNES Conference, Queens College.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Summa Cum Laude, Queens College: 1994.

Hooded Representative BS Degree, Queens College: 1994.

Selma Schwartz Award for Excellence in Teaching: 1994.

Stan Cohn/Body Composition New Investigators Award, In Vivo Body Composition Conference, Brookhaven National Laboratory: 1999.

CUNY Office of the Chancellor/Salute to Scholars Research Award: 2004.


NIH MBRS/SCORE Project 41385-14-29, Regional Body Fat and Coronary Risk in Obese Black Women. 6/2004-12/204: 1,000,000 plus.

Bristol Myers-Squibb Immunology Clinical Research Grant # P11-08A, Diet and Exercise and Regional Fat Loss in Obese HIV-infected Women. 11/2000-10-2002: .

NIH Program Project DK 42618 (Sub-project 3), Body Composition: Methods, Model, and Clinical Application: Sub-project-Singular and coupled effects of whey protein and rogressive resistance exercise on body cell mass and muscle strength in women with HIV infection. 7/1990-6/2001: .

NIH F32 AG 006795, Obesity Treatment in Elderly: Protein-Metabolic Effects. 1/1995-12/1997: .

New York State Department of Health #C-011453/PSC CUNY #6-65197, PATH: Reduction of Coronary Risk Factors in Multi-ethnic Adolesents. 1/1993-12/1999: .

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

License: New York State Teacher of Physical Education K-12: Current.

Certification: Health/Fitness Instructor, American College of Sports Medicine: Current.

Certification: Martial Arts Black Belt, Shotokan Karatedo: Current.