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Scott J. Strath, PhD, ASCM Fellow

Professor

Education

Post Doctoral Fellow Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Michigan Medical School 2003
Fellow Physical Activity and Public Health Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies University of South Carolina 2002
Post Doctoral Scholar Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center University of Kentucky College of Medicine 2001
Ph D Exercise Science, Cognate: Nutrition University of Tennessee 2001
MS Exercise Science Ball State University 1998
B.Ed. Hons Physical Education Sheffield Hallam University 1996

Speaker Topics

  • Physical Activity and Aging
  • Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Physical Activity Assessment
  • Physical Activity Promotional Strategies

Interests & Expertise

Scott Strath’s primary research focus revolves around physical activity and public health. Specific interests include the relationship between physical activity and cardiovascular health; physical activity promotional strategies; physical activity assessment; physical activity epidemiology; community and national physical activity patterns; and environmental determinants of physical activity behavior.

Selected Publications

Steeves, J. A., Murphy, R., Crainiceanu, C., Zipunnikov, V., Strath, S. J., & Harris, T. B. (In Press). Objectively measured daily patterns of physical activity among female homemakers and working women in the U.S.: NHANES 2003-2006. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Swartz, A. M., Miller, N. E., Cho, Y., Welch, W. A., & Strath, S. J. (2017, February). A prospective examination of the impact of high levels of exercise training on sedentary behaviour. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(2), 222-230.
Lerma, N. L., Swartz, A. M., Rowley, T., Maeda, H., & Strath, S. J. (2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Increasing the Energy Expenditure of Seated Activities in Older Adults with a Portable Elliptical Device. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 25(1), 99-104.
Dondzila, C. J., Swartz, A. M., Keenan, K., Harley, A., Azen, R., & Strath, S. J. (2016, December). Translating exercise interventions to an in-home setting for seniors: preliminary impact on physical activity and function. Aging clinical and experimental research, 28(6), 1227-1235.
Lerma, N. L., Swartz, A. M., Rowley, T. W., Maeda, H., & Strath, S. J. (2016, August). Increasing the Energy Expenditure of Seated Activities in Older Adults with a Portable Elliptical Device. Journal of aging and physical activity, 1-21.
Welch, W. A., Swartz, A. M., Cho, C. C., & Strath, S. J. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Accuracy of Direct Observation to Assess Physical Activity in Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(4), 583-590.
Newsome, J. T., Shaw, B. A., August, K. J., & Strath, S. J. (2016). Physical activity-related social control and social support in older adults: Cognitive and emotional pathways to physical activity. Journal of Health Psychology.
Suboc, T. B., Knabel, D., Strath, S. J., Dharmashankar, K., Coulliard, A., Malik, M., Haak, K., & Widlansky, M. E. (2016). Associations of reducing sitting time with vascular function and insulin sensitivity in older sedentary adults. Am. J. Hypertens, 29(1), 46-53.
Swartz, A. M., Cho, Y., Welch, W. A., & Strath, S. J. (2016). Movement Discordance between Healthy and Non-Healthy US Adults. PLOS ONE, 11(2), e0150325.
Kate, R. J., Swartz, A. M., Welch, W. A., & Strath, S. J. (2016). Comparative evaluation of features and techniques for identifying activity type and estimating energy cost from accelerometer data. Physiological Measurement, 37(3), 360-379.
Newsom, J. T., Shaw, B. A., August, K. J., & Strath, S. J. (2016, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Physical activity-related social control and social support in older adults: Cognitive and emotional pathways to physical activity. Journal of Health Psychology.
Lerma, N. L., Keenan, K., Strath, S. J., Forseth, B., Cho, C., & Swartz, A. M. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Muscle activation and energy expenditure of sedentary behavior alternatives in young and old adults. Physiological Measurement, 37(10), 1686-1700.
Tyagi, S., Curley, M., Berger, M., Fox, J., Strath, S. J., Rubenstein, J., Roth, J., & Widlansky, M. (2015). Pacemaker Quantified Physical Activity Predicts All-Cause Morality. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 66(6), 754-755.
Steeves, J. A., Murphy, R. A., Zipunnikov, V., Strath, S. J., & Harris, T. B. (2015). Women workers and women at home are equally inactive: NHANES 2003-2006. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 47(8), 1635-1642.
Strath, S. J., Kate, R. J., Keenan, K., Welch, W. A., & Swartz, A. M. (2015). Ngram Time Series Model to Predict Activity Type and Energy Cost from Wrist, Hip and Ankle Accelerometers: Implications of Age. Physiological Measurement, 36(11), 2335-2351.

Honors & Awards

Fellow (2013) American College of Sports Medicine.
Dean’s Ambassador Award (2012) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Student Mentored Fellowship: Awarded to Christopher Dondzila (2010) Helen Bader Endowed Fellowship Award.
Student Mentored Fellowship: Awarded to Jason Jones (2010) Golden Key Society Fellowship Award.
Dean’s Research Award (2007) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Student Mentored Fellowship: Awarded to Elizabeth K. Grimm (2007) Helen Bader Endowed Fellowship Award.
Doctoral Faculty Status (2006) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Student Mentored Award First Place (2006, April) Research Day, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.