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Athlete Assessment Center

Meet the Athlete Assessment Center Team:

Simpson Richard Simpson, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston, and is director of the Athlete Assessment Center. He has extensive experience testing and training high performance endurance athletes, many of whom have competed at National, European and World level competitions. Dr. Simpson has also represented Great Britain at Duathlon.
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Mira Pistillo Mira Pistillo, M.S. is a doctoral student at the University of Houston pursing a Ph.D. in kinesiology. She has significant experience in testing the physiological capabilities of high level athletes. She also has experience as a swim coach and fitness structor. Her sports background includes swimming and bodybuilding.
Justin Reed Justin Reed, B.S. is a graduate student at the University of Houston pursuing his exercise science His interest is in the physiological basis of training endurance athletes. Justin is a swim coach and a certified strength and conditioning coach at the Houston Swim Club. He also competes in competitive cycling.
Hawley Kunz Hawley Kunz, B.S. is a graduate student at the University of Houston pursuing a Ph.D. in kinesiology. Hawley has participated in a number of competitive sports and she regularly performs physiological assessments of high performance athletes in the Athlete Assessment Center.