Oluwagbemiga (‘Gbenga) DadeMatthews

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Bachelor’s Degree: BS Physiology, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Master’s Degree: Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA), University of Lagos, Nigeria

Professional Degree: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Lagos State University College of Medicine (US equivalent - MD)

Medical Residency: Associate Fellow, Family Medicine, National Postgraduate College of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

Doctoral Degree: Ph.D., Exercise Physiology & Kinesiology, Auburn University, Alabama

Phone: 225-578-9232

Email: gdadematthews@lsu.edu

Office: 2220 HPL Field House

Curriculum Vitae


Gbenga DadeMatthews MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Kinesiology at LSU. He obtained his bachelor’s in physiology, medical training, and family medicine residency rotations in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a clinician-scientist with over a decade of general medical practice and primary care sports medicine experience. Before joining LSU as faculty, he completed his PhD in Kinesiology at the Auburn University School of Kinesiology Warrior Research Center. He has researched performance optimization, exertional heat injuries, prosthetic device satisfaction, and health-related quality of life in the tactical athlete populations.

Dr. DadeMatthews has authored peer-reviewed articles on military medicine and complementary medical therapies. As a strong advocate of physical activity and integrative health, he’s passionate about exercise, human performance, and basic medical science. He is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Physiological Society, and Human Anatomy & Physiology Society.

Awards & Honors

Rapid Research Race Winner, American College of Sports Medicine (Southeast), 2022
College of Education Best Poster Award, Research Symposium, Auburn University, 2022
Finalist, Three-Minute Thesis Competition, Auburn University, 2021
Dean’s Circle Award, College of Education, Auburn University 2020 - 2021

Selected Publications

DadeMatthews O, Agostinelli P, Neal F, Oladipupo S, Hirschhorn R, Wilson A, Sefton J. Systematic review and meta-analyses on the effects of whole-body vibration on bone health. Complement Therapies in Medicine January 2022

Lyons, K. D., Parks, A. G., Dadematthews, O. D., Zandieh, N. L., McHenry, P. A., Games, K. E., Sefton, J. M. Core, and Whole-Body Vibration Exercise Improve Military Foot March Performance in Novice Trainees: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Military Medicine July 2021

Hirschhorn RH, DadeMatthews OD, Sefton JM. Exertional Heat Stroke Knowledge and Management Among Emergency Medical Service Providers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health May 2021

Lyons K, Parks A, Dadematthews O, Zandieh N, McHenry P, Games K, Goodlett M, Murrah W, Roper J, Sefton J. Core and whole-body vibration exercise influences muscle sensitivity and posture during a military foot march. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health May 2021