Ludmila Cosio-Lima


Dr. Ludmila Cosio-Lima, professor of exercise science, teaches electrocardiogram interpretation, exercise testing and prescription, and physiological basis of strength.

Dr. Cosio-Lima is an American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical exercise physiologist whose research focuses on the role exercise plays in cardioprotection.

Her specific areas of study and research involve evaluating ways to prevent illnesses and injuries in civilian and military population, investigating modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and identifying response of inflammatory markers in diverse populations during exercise or diverse environmental conditions. 

She has published more than 60 articles and abstracts on various aspects of exercise and its effects on health. She was the lead author of a study that compared the effect a 30-minute walk has on brachial artery endothelial vasodilatation in kidney transplant recipients and healthy patients. The results were published in an article, “The Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Brachial Artery Endothelium Function in Kidney Transplant Recipients and Healthy Individuals,” in the Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

In addition to her academic writing, she has presented at international and national symposiums, such as the International Congress of Physical Activity and Public Health, Health and Sport Informatik in Germany, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Cosio-Lima puts her research into practice: she is an USA Triathlon level II coach who currently competes in Ironman triathlons (she completed 23 triathlons during the past 16 years). She is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. She speaks six languages fluently.

She received a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration from the University of New Mexico, and a master’s and doctorate in exercise physiology from Springfield College.