Betsy Keller

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Betsy A. Keller, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences at Ithaca College in New York. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), past member of the Board of Trustees of ACSM, and past president and former department chair of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of ACSM.

Since 2005, she has provided 2-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) for persons with ME/CFS for purposes of research and/or to provide an objective assessment of functional capacity and ability to perform and recover following physical work for disability reports. She studies the effects of physical activity in ME/CFS on parameters of physiological and immune function.[1]

In 2015 Keller said "Given what we have learned in the past eight years about this illness, it is intellectually embarrassing to suggest that ME is a psychological illness."[2]

In 2017, Dr. Keller became an exercise physiology researcher at the Center for Enervating NeuroImmune Disease, Cornell University, New York, an ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center partially funded by the NIH.[3]

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Keller was one of the experts on the "Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" that was convened for the 2015 Institute of Medicine report.[4]

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Member of the Post-Exertional Malaise Working Group and Quality of Life/Functional Status (CPET)/Activity Working Group of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common Data Element (CDE) Project sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[5]

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  1. Syndrome, Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue; Populations, Board on the Health of Select; Medicine, Institute of (Feb 10, 2015). Biographical Sketches of Committee Members, Consultants, and Staff. National Academies Press (US). 
  2. Speedy, Dr (Jan 22, 2015). "THE NICEGUIDELINES BLOG: Exercise physiologist Prof Keller: it is intellectually embarrassing to still suggest that ME is a psychological illness". THE NICEGUIDELINES BLOG. Retrieved Oct 11, 2019. 
  3. "Cornell Center for Enervating NeuroImmune Disease". Retrieved Aug 9, 2018. 
  5. "Complete Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CDE Roster". NIH. Retrieved Oct 11, 2019. 
  6. Keller, Betsy A; Pryor, John; Giloteaux, Ludovic (2014). "Inability of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome patients to reproduce VO2peak indicates functional impairment". Journal of Translational Medicine. 12 (1): 104. doi:10.1186/1479-5876-12-104. ISSN 1479-5876. PMID 24755065. 
  7. Giloteaux, Ludovic; Hanson, Maureen R.; Keller, Betsy (2016), "A Pair of Identical Twins Discordant for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Differ in Physiological Parameters and Gut Microbiome Composition", American Journal of Case Reports, 17: 720-729, doi:10.12659/AJCR.900314 
  8. Mandarano, AH; Giloteaux, L; Keller, BA; Levine, SM; Hanson, MR (2018), "Eukaryotes in the gut microbiota in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", PeerJ, 6: e4282, doi:10.7717/peerj.4282 
  9. Stevens, Staci; Snell, Chris; Stevens, Jared; Keller, Betsy; VanNess, J. Mark (2018). "Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test Methodology for Assessing Exertion Intolerance in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Frontiers in Pediatrics. 6. doi:10.3389/fped.2018.00242. ISSN 2296-2360. 
  10. "ME/CFS Canadian Collaborative Team Conference program" (PDF). Retrieved Mar 6, 2019. 

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