About

Dr. Jason Gillis is an Associate Professor working in the Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Sport & Movement Science, at Salem State University. Jason Teaches courses in human applied physiology and research methods, and supervises student research. An environmental physiologist by training, Jason has a research interest in the influence of menthol on human temperature regulation, perception and performance. Jason completed his B.Sc (Hon) in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in Canada, and went on to complete his Masters at KU Leuven University in Belgium, and at the Norwegian School of Sports Science in Norway. He completed his Ph.D. in England at the University of Portsmouth as part of the Research and Innovation Team at UK Sport in the run up to the Beijing and London Olympic Games. Whether as a scientist, athlete, or coach, Jason is passionate about sports. He has a background in mixed martial arts and a particular interest in the Science of combat sports.

Recent Scientific Publications

Gillis., D.J., Capone, S., Nestor, K., Snell, M. (2020). The influence of menthol dose on human temperature regulation and perception. The Journal of Thermal Biology. Accepted, in press: doi: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102659

Barwood M.J., Gibson, O.R, Gillis, D.J., Jeffries O., Morris N.B., Pearce, J., Ross, M.L, Stevens, C., Rinaldi, K., Kounalakis, S.N, Riera, F., Mündel T, Waldron, M., Best, R. (2020). Menthol as an ergogenic aid for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: an expert led consensus statement using the modified Delphi method. Sports Medicine. 50(10):1709-1727.

D’Amico, A., Gillis, D.J., Burke, C.M., McCarthy, K., Leftin, J.N., Heim, H., Molloy, M. (2020). Foam rolling and indices of autonomic recovery following recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. The Journal of Physical Therapy.  15(3):429-440.

Gillis, D.J., Vellante, A., Gallo, J., D’Amico A.P. (2020). The influence of menthol on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34(2): 451-462

Penteado, R., Gillis, D.J., Caputo F. (2020). Reliability of parameters from sport-specific method for evaluating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Performance. Journal of Physical Fitness, Medicine & Treatment in Sports. 7(4):1-4.

Staffiere, W., Gillis, D.J., Varnell, M., Gallo, J., Silva, K., Moriarty, J. (2019). The influence of Menthol on joint range of motion. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 51(6):51

D’Amico, A., Gillis, D.J. (2019). The influence of foam rolling on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33(9):2443-2452.

Villar, R., Gillis, D.J., Santana, G., Pinheiro, D.S., Almeida, A.L.R.A. (2018). Association between anaerobic metabolic demands during simulated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu combat and specific Jiu-Jitsu anaerobic performance test. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32(2):432-440

Gillis, D.J., Vellante, A., Gallo, J., D’Amico, A.P (2017). Pilot Study: The influence of menthol on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 49(5S):1069.

D’Amico, A., Gillis, D.J. (2017). The influence of foam rolling on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 49(5S):1065.

Gillis, D.J., Barwood, M.J., Newton, P.S., House, J.R., & Tipton, M.J. (2016). Influence of a menthol and ethanol soaked garment on human temperature regulation and perception during exercise and rest in warm, humid conditions. Journal of Thermal Biology, 58:99-105.

Gillis, D.J., Barwood, M.J., Newton, P.S., House, J.R., & Tipton, M.J. (2016). Influence of a menthol/ethanol solution on thermoregulation during exercise in warm, humid conditions. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(5S):808-809.

Gillis, D.J., Weston N, House, J.R., & Tipton, M.J. (2015). Influence of repeated daily menthol exposure on human temperature regulation and perception. Physiology and Behaviour, 139:511-8.

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