Associate Professor Preventive Medicine
Associate Professor Physical Therapy
Associate Professor Pediatrics

MEMPHIS TN 381630000
Tel: (901) 448-8635

Research Interest/Specialty

Exercise Physiology (specializations in adult and pediatric cardiovascular physiology). Physical activity community health interventions for the prevention and treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Accelerometry.  Clinical trials and community-based participatory research.  Investigation of precursors for hypertension-induced target organ damage. Clinical and community research informatics.


  1. Lange-Maia, B.S., Strotmeyer, E.S., Harris, T.B., Glynn, N.W., Simonsick, E.M., Brach, J.S., Cauley, J.A., Ayonayon, H., Richey, P.A., Schwartz, A.V. and Newman, A.B. for the Health ABC Study. Longitudinal Change in Long Distance Corridor Walk Time Based on Baseline Physical Activity Status in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (In Press).
  2. Krukowski, RA, Hare, ME, Talcott, GW, Johnson, KC, Richey, PA, Kocak, M, Balderas, J, Colvin, L, Keller, PL, Waters, TM, Klesges, RC. Dissemination of the Look AHEAD intensive lifestyle intervention in the United States Air Force: study rationale, design and methods. Contemp Clin Trials, 40, 232-9, 2015.
  3. Brandon, TH, Klesges, RC, Ebbert, JO, Talcott, GW, Thomas, F, Leroy, K, Richey, PA, Colvin, L. Preventing smoking initiation or relapse following 8.5 weeks of involuntary smoking abstinence in basic military training: trial design, interventions, and baseline data. Contemp Clin Trials, 38 (1), 28-36, 2014.
  4. Manley D, Cowan P, Graff C, Perlow M, Rice P, Richey P, Sanchez Z.. Self Efficacy, Physical Activity, and Aerobic Fitness in Middle School Children: Examination of a Pedometer Intervention Program.. J Pediatr Nurs., 2013.
  5. Williams, NA, Fournier, J, Coday, M, Richey, PA, Tylavsky, FA, Hare, ME. Body esteem, peer difficulties and perceptions of physical health in overweight and obese urban children aged 5 to 7 years. Child Care Health Dev, 2012.
  6. Irwin, C, Irwin, R, Richey, P, Miller, M, Boddie, J, Dickerson, T. Get fit with the grizzlies: a community-school-home initiative to fight childhood obesity led by a professional sports organization. Stud Health Technol Inform, 172, 163-7, 2012.
  7. Hare, ME, Coday, M, Williams, NA, Richey, PA, Tylavsky, FA, Bush, AJ. Methods and baseline characteristics of a randomized trial treating early childhood obesity: the Positive Lifestyles for Active Youngsters (Team PLAY) trial. Contemp Clin Trials, 33 (3), 534-49, 2012.
  8. Richey, PA, Klesges, RC, Talcott, GW, Debon, M, Womack, C, Thomas, F, Hryshko-Mullen, A. Efficacy of a smoking quit line in the military: Baseline design and analysis. Contemp Clin Trials, 2012.
  9. Shea, PF, Richey, PA, Wan, JY, Stevens, SR. Hearing results and quality of life after streptomycin/dexamethasone perfusion for Meniere's disease. Laryngoscope, 122 (1), 204-11, 2012.
  10. Williams, NA, Coday, M, Somes, G, Tylavsky, FA, Richey, PA, Hare, M. Risk factors for poor attendance in a family-based pediatric obesity intervention program for young children. J Dev Behav Pediatr, 31 (9), 705-12, 2010.
  11. Irwin, CC, Irwin, RL, Miller, ME, Somes, GW, Richey, PA. Get Fit with the Grizzlies: a community-school-home initiative to fight childhood obesity. J Sch Health, 80 (7), 333-9, 2010.
  12. Richey, PA, Disessa, TG, Somes, GW, Alpert, BS, Jones, DP. Left ventricular geometry in children and adolescents with primary hypertension. Am J Hypertens, 23 (1), 24-9, 2010.
  13. Li, R, Richey, PA, DiSessa, TG, Alpert, BS, Jones, DP. Blood aldosterone-to-renin ratio, ambulatory blood pressure, and left ventricular mass in children. J Pediatr, 155 (2), 170-5, 2009.
  14. Jones, DP, Richey, PA, Alpert, BS. Comparison of ambulatory blood pressure reference standards in children evaluated for hypertension. Blood Press Monit, 14 (3), 103-7, 2009.
  15. Jones, DP, Richey, PA, Alpert, BS. Validation of the AM5600 ambulatory blood pressure monitor in children and adolescents. Blood Press Monit, 13 (6), 349-51, 2008.
  16. Jones, DP, Richey, PA, Alpert, BS, Li, R. Serum uric acid and ambulatory blood pressure in children with primary hypertension. Pediatr Res, 64 (5), 556-61, 2008.
  17. Richey, PA, Disessa, TG, Hastings, MC, Somes, GW, Alpert, BS, Jones, DP. Ambulatory blood pressure and increased left ventricular mass in children at risk for hypertension. J Pediatr, 152 (3), 343-8, 2008.
  18. Harshfield, GA, Barbeau, P, Richey, PA, Alpert, BS. Racial differences in the influence of body size on ambulatory blood pressure in youths. Blood Press Monit, 5 (2), 59-63, 2000.
  19. Richey, PA, Brown, SP. Pathological versus physiological left ventricular hypertrophy: a review. J Sports Sci, 16 (2), 129-41, 1998.
  20. Richey, PA, Jones, CL, Harshfield, GA, Somes, GW, Johnson, KC, Bailey, JE, Soberman, JE. The AM5600 ambulatory blood pressure recording system. Blood Press Monit, 2 (4), 193-195, 1997.
  21. Harshfield, GA, Koelsch, DW, Pulliam, DA, Alpert, BS, Richey, PA, Becker, JA. Racial differences in the age-related increase in left ventricular mass in youths. Hypertension, 24 (6), 747-51, 1994.
  22. Reed, CM, Richey, PA, Pulliam, DA, Somes, GW, Alpert, BS. Aortic dimensions in tall men and women. Am J Cardiol, 71 (7), 608-10, 1993.