Richard Bloomer

Richard Bloomer

Richard Bloomer, PhD, joined the faculty of the University of Memphis as an assistant professor in 2004, having held prior positions at Duke University Medical Center and Wake Forest University. He currently serves as dean of the College of Health Sciences and the R. Brad Martin Student Wellness Center. He holds the rank of professor and directs both the Cardiorespiratory/Metabolic Laboratory and the Center for Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplement Research.


Column: Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine?

By: - October 6, 2021

I’m a fitness enthusiast. I also adhere to a nutrient-dense, “clean” eating program, which means I minimize my sugar intake and eat a lot of whole foods for the purpose of optimizing my health. You might wonder how effective such a diet and exercise plan would be in the fight against COVID-19, since some have […]