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Portrait of Scott Strath

Scott J. Strath, PhD, ASCM Fellow

  • Professor, Kinesiology Graduate Program Director, Kinesiology


Clinical Research Scholars NIH-K30 Program Division of Epidemiology, Department of Population Health, Medical College of Wisconsin 2009
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
Ph D Exercise Science, Cognate: Nutrition University of Tennessee 2001
Post Doctoral Scholar Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center University of Kentucky College of Medicine 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

Hyngstrom, A. S., Cho, C. C., Berrios-Barillas, R., Joshi, M., Rowley, T. W., Keenan, K. G., Staudenmayer, J., Swartz, A. M., & Strath, S. J. (2020, December). Identification of Latent Classes of Motor Performance in a Heterogenous Population of Adults. Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, 2(4), 100080.
Keadle, S. K., Lyden, K. A., Strath, S. J., Staudenmayer, J. W., & Freedson, P. S. (2019, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). A Framework to Evaluate Devices That Assess Physical Behavior. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 47(4), 206-214.
Strath, S. J., & Rowley, T. W. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Wearables for Promoting Physical Activity. Clinical Chemistry, 64(1), 53-63.
WELCH, W. A., ALEXANDER, N. B., SWARTZ, A. M., MILLER, N. E., TWARDZIK, E., & Strath, S. J. (2017, November). Individualized Estimation of Physical Activity in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(11), 2185-2190.
Swartz, A. M., Miller, N. E., Cho, Y. I., 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.
Rowley, T. W., Lenz, E. K., Swartz, A. M., Miller, N. E., Maeda, H., & Strath, S. J. (2017, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Efficacy of an Individually Tailored, Internet-Mediated Physical Activity Intervention in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 073346481773539.
Dondzila, C. J., Swartz, A. M., Keenan, K. G., Harley, A. E., 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.
Kate, R. J., Swartz, A. M., Welch, W. A., & Strath, S. J. (2016, March). Comparative evaluation of features and techniques for identifying activity type and estimating energy cost from accelerometer data. Physiological Measurement, 37(3), 360-379.
Swartz, A. M., Cho, Y. I., Welch, W. A., & Strath, S. J. (2016, February). Movement Discordance between Healthy and Non-Healthy US Adults. Lucia, A. (Ed.). PLOS ONE, 11(2), e0150325.
Suboc, T. B., Knabel, D., Strath, S. J., Dharmashankar, K., Coulliard, A., Malik, M., Haak, K., & Widlansky, M. E. (2016, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Associations of Reducing Sedentary Time With Vascular Function and Insulin Sensitivity in Older Sedentary Adults. American Journal of Hypertension, 29(1), 46-53.
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.
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, 16.
Lerma, N. L., Keenan, K. G., Strath, S. J., Forseth, B. M., Cho, C. 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.
Tarasenko, Y., Howell, B. M., Studts, C., Strath, S. J., & Schoenberg, N. E. (2015). Acceptability and Feasibility of Physical Activity Assessment Methods for an Appalachian Population. Journal of Community Health, 40(4), 714-724.

Honors & Awards

Senior Research Award (2020) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Deans Research Award (2017) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Fellow (2013) American College of Sports Medicine.
Dean’s Ambassador Award (2012) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dean’s Research Award (2007) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Doctoral Faculty Status (2006) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.