Nora E. Miller, M.S.

Associate Researcher

[Image] Nora Miller

Enderis Hall, Room 441
Phone: (414) 229-4115
Fax: (414) 229-2619
nem2@uwm.edu

Department

Kinesiology

Education

  • M.S., Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2006
  • B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, 1997
 
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Interests & Expertise

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Ms. Miller’s professional interests lie within the domains of physical activity monitoring and behavior and the impact on health and metabolic variables such as blood pressure, obesity, and cardiovascular function. Nora assumes a central role within the Physical Activity & Health Research Laboratory. She is responsible for facilitating the research activity including submitting and maintaining multiple protocols through the University Institutional Review Board, recruiting participants, collecting and analyzing data, as well as maintaining all laboratory equipment. Additionally, her skills set includes phlebotomy, pulse wave velocity and 2D ultrasound measures of vascular homeostasis, and body composition techniques including dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Nora is an integral member of an active and collaborative research laboratory within the College.


Recent Publications

Dondzila, C. J., Swartz, A. M., Miller, N. E., Lenz, E. K., & Strath, S. J. (2012). Validity of downloadable pedometers in laboratory, overground, and free-living conditions in young and older adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 143.

Grimm, E. K., Swartz, A. M., Hart, T. L., Miller, N. E., & Strath, S. J. (2012). Comparison of the IPAQ-Short Form and accelerometry predictions of physical activity in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 20, 64-79.

Swartz, A. M., Tarima, S., Miller, N. E., Hart, T. L., Grimm, E. K., Rote, A. E., & Strath, S. J. (2012). Prediction of Body Fat in Older Adults by Time Spent in Sedentary Behavior. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22, 332-344.

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, S267 – S274.

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.

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.

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

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. (Refereed).

Swartz, A. M., Strath, S. J., Parker, S. J. & Miller, N. E. (2008). The impact of body mass index and steps per day on blood pressure and fasting glucose in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 16, 188-200. (Refereed).

Swartz, A. M., Strath, S. J., Miller, N. E., Cashin, S. E. & Cieslik, L.J. (2007). Glucose control and walking in a multi-ethnic sample of older adults. Gerontology, 53, 454-461. (Refereed).

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 and Health, 4(2), 294-304. (Refereed).

Strath, S. J., Swartz, A. M., Parker, S. J., Miller, N. E. & Cieslik, L. J. (2007). Walking and metabolic syndrome in older adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 4(3), 397-410. (Refereed).


Honors & Awards

  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Service, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011