Lynn Panton, Ph.D.


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Get to know Dr. Panton


Dr. Panton’s research interests are in the area of exercise training and its effects on body composition, muscular strength and functional outcomes of healthy older adults and chronically diseased populations. Her recent research has focused on the effects of resistance training and functional impact training in women breast cancer survivors.


Dr. Panton went to Lely High School in Naples, Florida.  She did her BS in Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She did her Master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of Florida in Exercise Physiology.

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Madzima, T.A., Ormsbee, M.J., Schleicher, E., Moffatt, R.J., & Panton, L.B. (2017). Effects of resistance training and protein supplementation in breast cancer survivors. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(7):1283-1292.

Grubbs, B., Artese, A., Schmitt, K., Cormier, E., & Panton, L.B. (2016). A pilot study to assess the feasibility of group exercise and animal therapy in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24:322-331.

Artese, A., Simonavice, E., & Panton, L.B. (2016). The benefits of resistance training in breast cancer survivors: a focus on maintaining bone density. Expert Review of Quality Life in Cancer Care, 1(3):239-248.

Mojock, C.D., Arjmandi, B.H., Kim, J.S., Ormsbee, M.J., Louw, G.A., Contreras, R.J., & Panton, L.B. (2016). Comparisons of bone mineral density between recreational and trained male cyclists. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 26(2):152-156.

Simonavice, E., Liu, P.Y., Ilich, J.Z., Kim, J.S., Arjmandi, B. & Panton, L.B. (2014). The effects of six months of resistance training and dried plum consumption on strength, body composition, and blood makers of bone and inflammation in breast cancer survivors. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 39(6):730-739.

Hornbuckle, L.M., Liu, P., Ilich, J.Z., Kim, J.S., Arjmandi, B.H., & Panton, L.B. (2012). Effects of resistance training and walking on cardiovascular disease risk in African-American women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44(3):525-533.


  • Being a mom and wife to an amazing family.
  • Seeing my undergraduate and graduate students go on to have exciting and successful careers.
  • Making a difference in the lives of the people who participate in our research studies.

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