Scott Strath, Ph.D., FACSM

CATR Director, Center Scientist

Center for Aging and Translational Research
College of Health Sciences- Department of Kinesiology

Interests & Expertise:
Dr. Strath joined UWM in 2003 and is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Exercise Science and Health Promotion. He holds affiliate appointments with the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Strath’s primary research focus revolves around physical activity and public health. Specific interests include the relationship between physical activity, cardiovascular, metabolic and functional health in the elderly; physical activity promotional strategies for the elderly; physical activity assessment; physical activity epidemiology; community and national physical activity patterns; and environmental determinants of physical activity behavior for the elderly. To see Dr. Strath’s full profile, click here. Click here to see Dr. Strath’s vitae.

Current Projects:
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Most Recent Publications:

Welch, W. A., Strath, S. J., Brondino, M., Walker, R., & Swartz, A. M. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Duration–Response of Light-Intensity Physical Activity and Glucose Dynamics in Older Adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health16(1), 37-42.

Newsom, J. T., Shaw, B. A., August, K. J., & Strath, S. J. (2018, September). Physical activity–related social control and social support in older adults: Cognitive and emotional pathways to physical activity. Journal of Health Psychology23(11), 1389-1404.

Rice, L., Sung, J., Keane, K., Peterson, E., Sosnoff, J., Farkas, G., Swartz, A. M., Strath, S. J., Gorgey, A., Berg, A., Gater, D., Dyson-Hudson, T., Malanga, G., Cherian, C., Michalec, M., Kirshblum, S., Miller, C., Garlanger, K., Kortes, S., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., Lee, K., Potter-Baker, K., Frost, F., Plow, E., Solinsky, R., Wilson, C., Henry, C. A., Lombard, A., Maher, M., Weir, J., Saeed, S., Cirnigliaro, C., Specht, A., Garbarini, E., Augustine, J., Forrest, G., Bauman, W., Wecht, J., Maher, M., Weir, J., Lombard, A., Saeed, S., Kirshblum, S., Bauman, W., Wecht, J., Hearn, J., Razvi, I. S., Wilson, C., Henry, C. A., Sikka, S., Callender, L., Bennett, M., Robertson, K., Driver, S., Kline-Quiroz, C., Donovan, J., Botticello, A., Arnold, D., Latham, N., Houlihan, B., Bickmore, T., Trinh, H. Q., Shamekhi, A., Ellis, T., LaVela, S. L., Burkhart, E., Kale, I., Bombardier, C., Snoxell, E., Knezevic, S., Hong, E., Asselin, P., Cirnigliaro, C., Kornfeld, S., Gorman, P., Forrest, G., Bauman, W., Spungen, A., Farkas, G., Berg, A., Castillo, C., Gater, D., Cleveland, C., Gabet, J., Harrington, A., Arenth, P., Farkas, G., Gorgey, A., Dolbow, D., Berg, A., Gater, D., Luther, S., Finch, D., Bouayad, L., Cirnigliaro, C., Donovan, J., Forrest, G., Gater, D., Kopp, M., Watzlawick, R., Martus, P., Failli, V., Finkenstaedt, F., Chen, Y., DeVivo, M., Dirnagl, U., Schwab, M. D., LiMonta, J., Saeed, S., Santiago, T., Maher, M., Wu, Y. K., Harel, N., Monden, K., Trost, Z., Nguyen, N., Morse, L., Boals, A., Wenzel, L., Silveira, S., Hughes, R., Nosek, M., LeDoux, T., Taylor, H., Diaz, L., Robinson-Whelen, S., Garshick, E., Betz, K., Krause, J., Cao, Y., Li, C., Hon, B., Kirshblum, S., Khong, C. M., Dirlikov, B., Shem, K., Charlifue, S., Song, S., & Burns, S. (2018, September). Presentation abstracts. The journal of spinal cord medicine41(5), 599-622.

Swartz, A. M., Cho, C., Welch, W. A., Widlansky, M. E., Maeda, H., & Strath, S. J. (2018, May). Pattern Analysis of Sedentary Behavior Change after a Walking Intervention. American journal of health behavior42(3), 90-101.

LERMA, N. L., CHO, C. C., SWARTZ, A. M., MILLER, N. E., KEENAN, K. G., & Strath, S. J. (2018, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Isotemporal Substitution of Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity on Function. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise50(4), 792-800.

Rowley, T.W., Lenz, E.K., Swartz, A.M., Miller, N.E., Maeda, H., & Strath, S.J. (2017). Efficacy of an Individually Tailored, Internet-Mediated Physical Activity Intervention in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 733464817735396. doi:10.1177/0733464817735396

Strath, S.J. & Rowley, T.W. (2017). Wearables for Promoting Physical Activity. Clinical Chemistry, 64(1), 53-63. doi:10.1373/clinchem.2017.272369

Welch, W.A., Alexander, N.B., Swartz, A.M., Miller, N.E., Twardzik, E., & Strath, S.J. (2017). Individualized Estimation of Physical Activity in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, 49(11), 2185-2190. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001355