Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dr. Bloomfield gained her B.S. in Biology at Oberlin College (Ohio). After completing an M.A. in Physical Education at the University of Iowa, she worked for 4 years in Dr. John Holloszy’s Applied Physiology Lab (Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis) and then another 3 years teaching undergraduate exercise science at Alma College in Michigan. After completing a Ph.D. in exercise physiology at The Ohio State University, and a 1-year visiting assistant professorship at the University of Iowa, she was proud to join the faculty in Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M in 1993. Her research interests focus on the integrative physiology of bone, with specific reference to adaptations to disuse, microgravity, and caloric deficiency and how the sympathetic nervous system and endocrine factors contribute to those adaptations.