The Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine

Two decades ago, the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) was founded as a joint program between Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Through this unique private-public partnership, IEEM researchers have made great strides, building an international reputation for innovative research efforts and clinical applications. The IEEM focuses on individual patients. Our approach is to “put things together” using the tools of a branch of science called integrative physiology, which reflects an emphasis on how the complex, individual parts of the human body are interwoven together to create a functional whole. Physiology is the true “personalized” medicine.

Ultimately, our mission is to explore and define the limits to human functional capacity in health and disease, with the objective of improving the quality of life for human beings of all ages. The IEEM faculty, students and staff pursue this bold mission by creating an integrated series of world class laboratories, each with a specific research and clinical focus providing expertise on particular aspects of human physiology and medicine.