Rian Landers-Ramos, Ph.D., CSCS

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 121 V
Mon./Wed. 10-12 p.m.
or by appointment


Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015

M.A., Sport and Exercise Psychology, San Diego State University, 2006

B.A., Biology, Lafayette College, 2003

Areas of Expertise

Improving novel cardiovascular risk factors through exercise
Cardiovascular health

Dr. Landers-Ramos is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology at the College of Health Professions at Towson University. Her research focuses on the effects of acute and chronic exercise on novel cardiovascular risk factors across the lifespan. She is also interested in the microvascular contribution of these risk factors to skeletal muscle health and function. Prior to joining the faculty at TU she completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in College Park. Her doctoral and postdoctoral work involved the effects of cardiovascular diseases and physical inactivity on circulating angiogenic cells (CACs) and endothelial microparticles (EMPs). Dr. Landers-Ramos is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has previously taught courses at TU and the University of Maryland College Park.


Courses Taught 

  • KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise 
  • KNES 457 Physiology of Aging
  • KNES 469 Advanced Writing for Research in Exercise Science