Rochester, Minnesota


johnson.bruce@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Our research interests center around heart and lung interactions under various conditions (e.g., hypoxia, high altitude, exercise) and in various populations (e.g., heart failure, health, lung disease, aging). More specifically we are interested in how cardiovascular function influences breathing and how breathing may in turn influence cardiovascular function. These interactions include neuro-humoral interactions, mechanical, hemodynamic and genetic.


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Primary Appointment

  1. Cardiovascular Diseases

Joint Appointment

  1. Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine
  2. Professor of Physiology


  1. Internship - Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Div. Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiovascular Health Clinic Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Fellow - Research fellow; Div. of Anesthesia Research; Respiratory Muscle Laboratory Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. PhD - Respiratory Physiology and Biodynamics. Research Focus: Ventilatory control during exercise, Pulmonary system limitations during exercise. University of Wisconsin, Madison
  4. Fellow - Pre-doctoral fellow; Dept. of Preventive Medicine University of Wisconsin, Madison
  5. Internship - Phase 1-3 cardiac rehabilitation program; Dir. Larry Hamm, PhD North Memorial Medical Center
  6. MS - Exercise/Cardiopulmonary Physiology. Thesis: The Relationship of Plasma Lactate Levels to Changes in Ventilation and Training Intensities. St. Cloud State University
  7. BA - Biology Pacific Lutheran University

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