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Ann M. Swartz, PhD, ACSM Fellow

Professor, Chair

Education

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 2010
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaiton University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2003
Ph D Exercise Physiology University of Tennessee 2001
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center University of Kentucky College of Medicine 2001
MS Exercise Science Ball State University 1998
BS Kinesiology University of Wisconsin-Madison 1995

Speaker Topics

  • Physical Activity Interventions
  • Sedentary Behavior and Metabolic Health
  • Physical Activity and Obesity
  • Body Composition Assessment

Interests & Expertise

Ann Swartz’s research interests center on obesity, in particular, the health benefits of physical activity for overweight and obese individuals. She is interested in the relationships between physical activity, health and obesity level, novel translational physical activity interventions to improve health for overweight and obese individuals, and the impact of sedentary behavior on metabolic health.

Selected Publications

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.
Wang, J., D’Amato, A., Bambrough, J., Swartz, A. M., & Miller, N. E. (2016, November). A positive association between active lifestyle and hemispheric lateralization for motor control and learning in older adults. Behavioural Brain Research, 314, 38-44.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rote, A. E., Klos, L. A., Brondino, M. J., Harley, A. E., & Swartz, A. M. (2015). The efficacy of a walking intervention using social media to increase physical activity: A randomized trial. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 12(Suppl 1), S18-S25.
Dondzila, C. J., Gennuso, K. P., Swartz, A. M., Tarima, S., Lenz, E. K., Stein, S. S., Kohl, R. J., & Strath, S. J. (2015). Dose-response walking activity and physical function in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23(2), 194-199.
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.
Welch, W. A., Strath, S. J., & Swartz, A. M. (2015). Congruent validity and reliability of two metabolic systems to measure resting metabolic rate. Int J Sports Med, 36(5), 414-418.
Swartz, A. M., Rote, A. E., Welch, W. A., Maeda, H., Hart, T. L., Cho, Y. I., & Strath, S. J. (2014). Prompts to disrupt sitting time and increase physical activity at work. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11, E73.
Wheeler, L. A., Cashin, S. E., Klos, L. A., Rote, A. E., Clasey, J. L., & Swartz, A. M. (2014). Validation of a hand‐held bioelectrical impedance device for the assessment of body fat in young and old adults. International Journal of Body Composition Research.

Honors & Awards

Shortlist for Best Student Presented Poster (2011, May 26) International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement.
Shortlist for Best Student Presented Poster (2011, May 26) International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement.
Research Fellow (2010) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
2010 Research Writing Award (2010, March 18) AAHPERD Research Consortium’s.
Doctoral Faculty Status (2008, August) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.