Scott J. Strath, Ph.D., ACSM Fellow

Professor

[Image] Scott Strath

Enderis Hall, Room 449
Phone: (414) 229-3666
Fax: (414) 229-2619
sstrath@uwm.edu

Department

Kinesiology

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan Medical School, 2002
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky Medical School, 2001
  • Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Tennessee, 2001
  • M.S., Exercise Science, Ball State University, 1998
  • B. Ed., Physical Education, Sheffield Hallam University, 1996
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Speaker Topics

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

Interests & Expertise

Dr. 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.


Recent Publications

Nelson, R. K., Horowitz, J. F., Holleman, R. G., Swartz, A. M., Strath, S. J., Kriska, A. M., & Richardson, C. R. (2013). Daily physical activity predicts degree of insulin resistance: a cross-sectional observational study using the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. International Journal on Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 28, [Epub ahead of print].

Strath, S. J., Greenwald, M. J., Isaacs, R., Lenz, E. K., Dondzila, C. J., & Swartz, A. M. (2012). Measured and perceived environmental characteris­tics are related to accelerometer defined physical activity in older adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 40.

Strath, S. J., Pfeiffer, K. A., & Whitt-Glover, M. C. (2012). Accelerometer use with children, older adults, and adults with functional limitations. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 441(1 Suppl 1), S77-85.

Strath, S. J., Swartz, A. M., Parker, S. J., Miller, N. E., Grimm, E. K., & Cashin, S. E. (2011). A pilot randomized controlled trial evaluating motivationally matched pedometer feedback to increase physical activity behavior in older adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8 (Suppl 2), S267-74.

Strath, S. J., Parker, S. J., Grimm, E. K., Miller, N. E., Hart, T. L., & Swartz, A. M. (2011). Motivational Matched Pedometer Feedback to Increase Physical Activity in Older Adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Sep;8 Supple 2: S267-74.

Ewalt, L. A., Danduran, M. J., Strath, S. J., Moerchen, V., & Swartz, A. M. (2011). Objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior does not differ between children and adolescents with and without a congenital heart defect: a pilot examination. Cardiology in the Young, June 23;1-8.

Swartz, A. M., Squires, L., & Strath, S. J. (2011). Energy Expenditure of interruptions to sedentary behavior. International Journal on Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. June 27;8:69.

Hart, T. L., Swartz, A. M., & Strath, S. J. (2011). How Many Days of Monitoring are Needed to Accurately Estimate Physical Activity in Older Adults. International Journal on Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. June 16;8:62.

Serwe, K. M., Swartz, A. M., Hart, T. L., & Strath, S. J. (2011). Effects of Long-Bout versus Short-Bout Interventions on Physical Activity Behavior in Women. Journal of Women’s Health, 20(2), 247-53

Miller, N. E., Strath, S. J., & Swartz, A. M. (2010). Estimating absolute and relative physical activity intensity across age via accelerometry in adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Aging, 18(2), 158-170.

Stevenson, T. G., Rigin, K., Nagelkirk, P. R., Hargens, T. A., Strath, S. J., & Kaminsky, L. (2009). Physical activity habits of cardiac patients participating in an early outpatient rehabilitation program. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 29(5), 229-303.

Hawkins, M. S., Storti, K. L., Richardson, C. R., King, W. C., Strath, S. J., Holleman, R. G., & Kriska, A. M. (2009). Objectively measured physical activity of U.S. adults by sex, age, and racial/ethnic groups: Cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6(31), 31-38.

Swartz, A. M., Strath, S. J., Miller, N. E., Grimm, E. K., Ewalt, L. A., Loy, M. S., & Gennuso. K. P. (2009). Validity of physical activity monitors in assessing energy expenditure in normal, overweight, and obese adults. The Open Sports Sciences Journal, 2, 58-64.

Kang, M., Bassett, D. R., Jr., Tudor-Locke, C., Ainsworth, B. E., Reis, J. P., Strath, S. J., & Swartz, A. M. (2009). How many days are enough? A study of 365 days of pedometer monitoring. Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport, 80, 1-9.

Strath, S. J., Swartz, A. M., & Cashin, S. E. (2009). Ambulatory profiles of the elderly. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 17(1), 46-56.

Parker, S. J., Strath, S. J., & Swartz, A. M. (2008). Physical activity measurement in older adults: impact on relationships with mental health. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 16(4), 369-380.

Strath, S. J., Holleman, R. G., Ronis, D. L., Swartz, A. M., & Richardson, C. R. (2008). Objective physical activity accumulation in bouts and non-bouts and relationships to markers of obesity in U.S. adults. Preventing Chronic Disease, 5(4), 1-11.

Janney, C. A., Richardson, C. R., Holleman, R. G., Glasheen, C., Strath, S. J., Conroy, M. B., & Kriska, A. M. (2008). Gender moderates the inverse relationship between objectively measured physical activity and mental health service use. Journal of Mental Health and Physical Activity, 1, 9-16

Tudor-Locke, C., Bassett, D. R., Jr., Rutherford, W. J., Ainsworth, B. E., Chan, C. B., Croteau, K., Giles-Corti, B., Le Masurier, G., Moreau, K., Mrozek, J., Oppert, J.-M., Raustorp, A., Strath, S. J., Thompson, D. L., Whitt, M., Wilde, B., & Wojcik, J. R. (2008). BMI-referenced cut-points for pedometer-determined steps/day in adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 5, (suppl 1):S126-S139.

Swartz, A. M., Strath, S. J., Parker, S. J., & Miller, N. E. (2008). The impact of BMI and accumulated ambulatory activity on blood pressure and fasting glucose in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 16(2), 188-200.

Strath, S. J., Isaacs, R. F., & Greenwald, M. J. (2007). Operationalizing environmental indicators for influencing physical activity in the elderly. Journal of Physical Activity & Aging, 15(4), 412-424.

Strath, S. J., Swartz, A. M., Parker, S. J., Miller, N. E., & Ceislik, L. J. (2007). Walking and the metabolic syndrome in older adults. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 4(4), 397-410.

Ham, S. A., Reis, J. P., Strath, S. J., Dubose, K. D., & Ainsworth, B. E. (2007). Discrepancies in identifying objectively determined physical activity bouts. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 39, 52-58.

Swartz, A. M., Strath, S. J., Parker, S. J., Miller, N. E., & Cieslik, L. J. (2007). Ambulatory activity and body mass index in white and non-white older adults. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 4(3), 294-304.


Honors & Awards

  • Ambassador Award, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
  • Fellow, Physical Activity & Public Health Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
  • Ad hoc, Manuscript reviewer for 11 international journals
  • Ad hoc, Grant reviewer, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF)
  • Ad hoc, Grant Reviewer, Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom
  • Ad hoc, Grant Reviewer, Active Living Research, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Member, NIH Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Scientific Review Panel
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Wisconsin Walks