Phone: (310) 258-4684
Office: FEA 185
Professor Caio Victor Sousa received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Education and Exercise Science at Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil. He earned his Ph.D. studying aging biomarkers in master athletes and non-athletes. In 2018, he completed a fellowship in the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, studying the influence of a community-based exercise program on depression scores in people living with HIV. Afterward, Professor Sousa was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Northeastern University, Boston, studying the impact of active video games on physical activity behavior, body composition, and cognitive parameters in children. His research primarily focuses on exploring how lifestyle influences aging biomarkers, modulating the risk to age-related diseases. Part of his research also explores the interaction between age, training level, physiological parameters, gender, and performance in endurance sports.
Catholic University of Brasilia: Masters, Physical Education / Exercise Physiology 2016
Catholic University of Brasilia: Doctorate, Physical Education / Exercise Physiology 2019
University of Miami: Doctorate, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine 2019
Areas of Expertise (6)
Aging and Chronic Disease
Exercise and Aging
Biophysical characterization of the first ultra-cyclist in the world to break the 1,000 km barrier in 24-h non-stop road cycling: A case reportFrontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Knechtle B, Forte P, Weiss K,Cuk I, Nikolaidis PT, Sousa CV, Andrade MS, Thuany M
What is the best discipline to predict overall triathlon performance? An analysis of Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and 140.6 Ironman®.Frontiers in Physiology
Sousa CV, Aguiar SS, Olher RR, Cunha RR, Nikolaidis PT, Villiger E, Rosemann T, Knechtle B.
Active video games in fully immersive virtual reality elicit moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and improve cognitive performance in sedentary college studentsJournal of Sport and Health Science
Sousa CV, Hwang J, Cabrera-Perez R, Fernandez A, Misawa A, Newhook K, Lu AS
Rapid component of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption of children of different weight status after playing active video gamesBMC Pediatrics
Sousa CV, Hwang J, Simoes HG, Jin Sun K, Lu AS
Master athletes have longer telomeres than age-matched non-athletes. A systematic review, meta-analysis and discussion of possible mechanisms.Experimental Gerontology
Aguiar SS, Sousa CV, Santos PA, Barbosa LP, Maciel LA, Coelho-Júnior HJ, Motta-Santos D, Rosa TS, Degens H, Simões HG.
Cut-Off Values in the Prediction of Success in Olympic Distance Triathlon.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Gadelha AB, Sousa CV, Sales MM, dos Santos Rosa T, Flothmann M, Barbosa LP, Aguiar SS, Olher RR, Villiger E, Nikolaidis PT, Rosemann T, Knechtle B.
Pacing strategy of a wheelchair athlete in a 5x and 10x Ironman ultra triathlon: a case study.Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Sousa CV, Nikolaidis PT, Andrade MS, Vancini RL, Andre Barbosa de Lira C, Puccinelli PJG, Knechtle B.
Breaking the athletics world record in the 100 and 400 meters: an alternative method for assessment.The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Santos PA, Sousa CV, Barbosa LP, Aguiar SS, Sales MM, Simões HG, Nikolaidis PT, Knechtle B.
Sprint and endurance training in relation to redox balance, inflammatory status and biomarkers of aging in master athletes.Nitric Oxide
Rosa TS, Neves RP, Sousa CV, Aguiar SS, Souza M, Moraes MR, Rosa ECCC, Andrade RV, Korhonen MT, Simoes HG.
Self-Selected Pacing During a World Record Attempt in 40 Ironman-Distance Triathlons in 40 DaysInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Sousa CV, Pereira RW, Rosemann T, Nikolaidis PT, Knechtle B.
The Effect of Narrative on Physical Activity via Immersion During Active Video Game Play in Children: Mediation AnalysisJournal of Medical Internet Research
Sousa CV, Fernandez A, Hwang J, Lu AS.
Longitudinal performance analysis in ultra-triathlon in the world's two best triathletesInternational Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Sousa CV, Nikolaidis PT, Knechtle B.
Pacing and Performance Analysis of the World’s Fastest Female Ultra-Triathlete in 5x and 10x IronmanInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Sousa CV, Nikolaidis PT, Clemente-Suarez VJ, Rosemann T, Knechtle B.
The effectiveness of a community-based exercise program on depression symptoms among people living with HIV.AIDS Care
Sousa CV, Lewis JE, Simoes HG, Campbell CSG, Zaldivar S, Rodrigues A, Woolger J, Konefal J, Tiozzo E.
Faster and Healthier: Relationship between Telomere and Performance in Master AthletesInternational Journal of Sports Medicine
Sousa CV, Aguiar SS, Deus LA, Barbosa LP, Santos PA, Neves RVP, Maciel LA, Moraes MR, Moreira SR, Campbell CSG, Andrade RV, Rosa TS, Simoes HG
Oxidative stress, inflammatory cytokines and body composition of master athletes: The interplay.Experimental Gerontology
Aguiar SS, Sousa CV, Deus LA, Rosa TS, Sales MM, Neves RV, Barbosa LP, Santos PA, Campbell CS, Simões HG.
Ultra‐triathlon—Pacing, performance trends, the role of nationality, and sex differences in finishers and non‐finishersScandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Sousa CV, Nikolaidis PT, Knechtle B.
Isometric Exercise Improves Redox Balance and Blood Pressure in Hypertensive AdultsMedicine Science in Sports and Exercise
Olher RR, Rosa TS, Souza LH, Oliveira JF, Soares BR, Ribeiro TB, Souza IR, Neves RV, Sousa CV, Deus LA, Marchetti PH.
Influence of Body Fat on Oxidative Stress and Telomere Length of Master AthletesJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Aguiar SS, Rosa TS, Sousa CV, Santos PA, Barbosa LP, Deus, LA, Rosa EC, Andrade RV, Simoes HG
Human Development Index and the frequency of nations in Athletics World RankingsSport Sciences for Health
Santos PA, Sousa CV, da Silva Aguiar S, Knechtle B, Nikolaidis PT, Sales MM, dos Santos Rosa T, de Deus LA, Campbell CS, de Sousa HG, Barbosa LD.