The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jill M. Maples, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research

 

Clinical Focus

Clinical Research

Education

PhD
Bioenergetics
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

BS, MS
Exercise Physiology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Honors and Awards

2017 WKU College of Health and Human Services Faculty Research Award
2015 WKU Office of Sponsored Programs: First Time Awardee
2015 WKU Office of Sponsored Programs: Early Investigator Award
2014 WKU Office of Sponsored Programs: Promising Junior Investigator Award
2009 University of Tennessee Graduate Magna Cum Laude
2007 Top Graduate in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
2007 University of Tennessee Graduate Summa Cum Laude
Henry F. Nemcik Academic Achievement Award
Russell E. Leed Academic Achievement Award

Certification

American College of Sports Medicine
American Physiological Society

Current Publications

Onaade O, Maples JM, Rand B, Fortner KB, Zite NB, Ehrlich SF.
Physical activity for blood glucose control in gestational diabetes mellitus: Rationale and recommendations for translational behavioral interventions. Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology. 2021 Apr 25;7(1):7.

Tinius RA, Blankenship MM, Furgal K, Cade WT, Duchette C, Pearson KJ, Maples JM.
Metabolic flexibility during late pregnancy is associated with neonatal adiposity. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2021 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Maples JM, McCarley C, Blankenship MM, Yoho K, Johnson KP, Fortner KB, Tinius RA.
Metabolic flexibility and weight status may contribute to inter-individual changes in breastmilk lipid content in response to an acute bout of exercise: Preliminary findings from a pilot study. International Journal of Exercise Science. 2020 Dec 1;13(2):1756-1769. eCollection 2020. Available in PubMed: Jan 2021.

Pearson RC, Olenick AA, Shaker N, Blankenship MM, Tinius RA, Winchester LJ, Oregon E, Maples JM.
High-fat meal increases peripheral blood mononuclear cell pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in African American women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2020 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Tinius R, Edens K, Link K, Jones MS, Lyons S, Rebelle T, Pearson KJ, Maples J.
Effect of evidence-based materials and access to local resources on physical activity levels, beliefs, and motivation during pregnancy in a rural setting. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 2020 Oct:17(10):974-957. Available in Scopus: Dec 2020.

Tinius RA, Blankenship MM, Furgal KE, Cade WT, Pearson KJ, Rowland NS, Pearson RC, Hoover DL, Maples JM.
Metabolic flexibility is impaired in women who are pregnant and overweight/obese and related to insulin resistance and inflammation. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 2020 Mar;104:154142. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

Tinius R, Rajendran N, Miller L, Menke B, Esslinger K, Maples J, Furgal K.
Maternal factors related to infant motor development at 4 months of age. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2020 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Link KA, Tinius R, Maples J, Logsdon MC.
Self-efficacy and postpartum depression teaching by perinatal nurses in a rural setting: A replication study. The Journal of Perinatal Education. 2019 Oct 1;28(4):190-198. Available in PubMed: Dec. 2019.

Maples JM, Espey E, Evans ML, Breeze JL, Ogburn T, Zite NB.
OBGYN resident LARC training: The role of resident and program characteristics. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2019 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Morris CE, Wessel PA, Tinius RA, Schafer MA, Maples JM.
Validity of activity trackers in estimating energy expenditure during high-intensity functional training. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 2019 May 2:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Clayton BC, Tinius RA, Winchester LJ, Menke BR, Reece MC, Maples JM.
Physiological and perceptual responses to high-intensity circuit training using body weight as resistance: Are there sex-specific differences? International Journal of Exercise Science. 2019 Mar 1;12(4):245-255. eCollection 2019.

Current Presentations

Wentworth S, Lacy M, Maples JM, Gregory S, Zite NB. COVID-19's impact on OBGYN attitudes towards telemedicine. Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2021 Apr 30 - May 2; Virtual.

Carbone L, Maples JM, Gregory S, Wentworth S, Lacy M, Zite NB. Perceived barriers to telehealth adoption among OBGYN providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2021 Apr 30 - May 2; Virtual.

Maples JM, Spires B, Heidel R, Fortner K. A comparison of vaccine education among Ob/Gyn residency programs in the US between 2014 and 2020. Presented at Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Association of Professors of Gynecology Annual Meeting; 2021 Mar 3-5; Virtual.

Maples JM, Riedinger CJ, Ehrlich SF, Blankenship M, Zite NB, Tinius RA. Elevated maternal lipid metabolism is associated with exceeding gestational weight gain guidelines. Presented at Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference; 2021 Feb 18-19; Virtual.

McCarley C, Maples JM, Blankenship M, Fortner KB, Tinius RA. Maternal lipid metabolism is linked to neonatal anthropometric outcomes. Presented at Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference; 2021 Feb 18-19; Virtual.

Tinius RA, Maples JM, Blankenship M, Furgal K, Cade WT, Duchette CD, Pearson KJ. Metabolic flexibility, insulin resistance, and obesity during pregnancy are associated with neonatal adiposity. Presented at Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference; 2021 Feb 18-19; Virtual.

Maples JM. Making connections. Presented at International Community of Scholars in Kinesiology Student Research Week (Invited Lecture); 2020 Mar 2-6; Bowling Green, KY.

Zite NB, Fortner K, Morton K, Lacy M, Maples J, Fulks B. Improving induction of labor – developing a quality improvement project identifying and addressing barriers contributing to delays. Presented at Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Annual Meeting; 2020 Mar 1-3; Franklin, TN.

Maples JM, Myhre BA, Bassett DR, Fortner KB, Zite NB, Ehrlich SF. Heart rate response assessed by the Fitbit charge 3: Preparing for a behavioral physical activity intervention in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Presented at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference; 2020 Feb 13-15; Jacksonville, FL.

Maples JM, Pepper M, Brown K, Ehrlich SF, Barroso CS. Too busy to exercise: Examining pregnant women's exercise preferences. Presented at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference; 2020 Feb 13-15; Jacksonville, FL.

Zite NB, Hodges A, Onaade O, Maples JM, Bassett Jr DR, Fortner KB, Ehrlich SF. Validation of the Fitbit charge 3 in women with gestational diabetes mellitus: Preparing for a behavioral physical activity intervention. Presented at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference; 2020 Feb 13-15; Jacksonville, FL.

Maples JM, Menke B, Edens K, Esslinger K, Tinius R. Does physical activity during late pregnancy impact infant body composition at birth? Presented at Southeast Regional IDeA Conference; 2019 Nov 6-8; Louisville, KY.

Maples JM, Tinius R, Edens K, Cade W, Pearson K. Effects of evidence-based materials and access to local resources on physical activity during pregnancy in a rural setting. Presented at Southeast Regional IDeA Conference; 2019 Nov 6-8; Louisville, KY.

Maples JM, Duchette C, Blankenship M, Cade W, Pearson K, Tinius R. Obesity and physical activity during pregnancy have implications for neonatal growth and inflammation. Presented at Southeast Regional IDeA Conference; 2019 Nov 6-8; Louisville, KY.

Riedinger CJ, Tinius RA, Blankenship MM, Zite NB, Maples JM. Among women in a rural setting, overweight women are most likely to exceed recommended gestational weight gain. Presented at American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Districts IV, VII & XI Annual Meeting; 2019 Sep 27-29; New Orleans, LA.

Maples JM, Riedinger CJ, Heidel RE, Zite NB, Tinius RA. Metabolic flexibility is a predictor of adherence to National Academy of Medicine guidelines for gestational weight gain. Presented at American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Districts IV, VII & XI Annual Meeting; 2019 Sep 27-29; New Orleans, LA.

McCarley CM, Tinius RA, Fortner KB, Blankenship M, Maples JM. The role of metabolic flexibility in human breastmilk lipid composition. Presented at American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Districts IV, VII & XI Annual Meeting; 2019 Sep 27-29; New Orleans, LA.

Altizer E, Maples JM, Zite NB, Perry J, Tinius RA. Time spent in sedentary behavior and moderate intensity physical activity are independently correlated with insulin resistance and triglycerides during the third trimester of pregnancy. Presented at American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Districts IV, VII & XI Annual Meeting; 2019 Sep 27-29; New Orleans, LA.

Zite NB, Maples J, Evans M, Espey E, Ogburn T, Vetrici M. Impact of Ryan Residency Training on number of LARCs inserted during Ob/Gyn residency training. Presented at The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2019 May 3-6; Nashville, TN.

Monaco A, Rangnekar N, Hamm ME, Maples J, Borrero S, Zite N. Provider perspectives on sterilization: The complexities and challenges of sterilization counseling. Presented at The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting; 2019 May 3-5; Nashville, TN.

Maples JM, Tinius RA, Edens K, Pitts B, Yoho K, Lyons TS, Link K, Jones MS, Pearson KJ. Effects of evidence-based materials and local resources on knowledge/beliefs and physical activity levels during pregnancy. Presented at The American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; 2019 May 28 - Jun 1; Orlando, FL.

Maples JM, Furgal K, Miller L, Rajendran N, Edens K, Yoho K, Tinius RA. The relationship between maternal physical activity during late pregnancy and infant motor development. Presented at The American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; 2019 May 28 - Jun 1; Orlando, FL.

Bachman L, Lacy M, Maples J, Zite NB. Increasing placement among eligible women desiring immediate postpartum LARC at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville. Presented at Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care; 2019 Mar 4-5; Franklin, TN.

Schablik J, Lacy M, Maples J, Zite NB. Prenatal LARC planning: A need for patient postpartum follow-up compliance. Presented at Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care; 2019 Mar 4-5; Franklin, TN.

Lacy M, Maples J, Zite NB. Reducing billing barriers to immediate postpartum LARC after policy change in Tennessee. Presented at Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care; 2019 Mar 4-5; Franklin, TN.

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