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Karen Arciero is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health Services and Rehabilitation Science. Over the last 30 years, she has taught in the Department of Health and Human Physiological Sciences at Skidmore College. Arciero’s research focuses on diet and physical activity interventions to improve health and wellness. Her clinical background includes extensive experience with patients with musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction.


Department of Community Health Services and Rehabilitation Science


Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science

Education & Training

  • MSPT from Springfield College, Springfield, MA.
  • DPT: Simmons University, Boston, MA

Representative Publications

Arciero PJ, Arciero KM, Poe M, Mohr AE, Ives SJ, Arciero A, Boyce M, Zhang J, Haas M, Valdez E, Corbet D, Judd K, Smith A, Furlong O, Wahler M, Gumpricht E. Intermittent fasting two days versus one day per week, matched for total energy intake and expenditure, increases weight loss in overweight/obese men and women. Nutr J. 2022 Jun 4;21(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s12937-022-00790-0. 


Mohr AE, Jasbi P, Bowes DA, Dirks B, Whisner CM, Arciero KM, Poe M, Gu H, Gumpricht E, Sweazea KL, Arciero PJ. Exploratory Analysis of One Versus Two-Day Intermittent Fasting Protocols on the Gut Microbiome and Plasma Metabolome in Adults with Overweight/Obesity.  Front. Nutr. Sec. Nutrition and Microbes doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.1036080. 


Arciero PJ, Poe M, Mohr A, Ives S, Arciero A, Sweazea K, Gumpricht E, Arciero KM. Intermittent fasting and protein pacing are superior to caloric restriction for weight and visceral fat loss. Obesity. 2022 Nov. doi: 10.1002/oby23660.  


Tandan R, Bromberg MB, Forshew D, Fries TJ, Badger GJ, Carpenter J, Krusinski PB, Betts EF, Arciero KM, Nau K. A controlled trial of amino acid therapy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: I. Clinical, functional, and maximum isometric torque data. Neurology. 1996 Nov;47(5):1220-6. doi: 10.1212/wnl.47.5.1220. PMID: 8909433. 


Research Interests

Lifestyle interventions across the lifespan: diet and exercise