Ann M. Swartz, Ph.D., ACSM Fellow

Associate Professor

[Image] Ann Swartz

Enderis Hall, Room 453
Phone: (414) 229-4242
Fax: (414) 229-2619
aswartz@uwm.edu

Department

Kinesiology

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Physical Med & Rehab, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, Physical Med & Rehab, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Tennessee, 2001
  • M.S., Exercise Science, Ball State University, 1998
  • B.S., 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

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Dr. Ann Swartz’s research interests center on obesity; in particular, the health benefits of physical activity for overweight and obese individuals including: 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.


Recent Publications

Walters, T. J., Kaschinske, K. A., Strath, S. J., Swartz, A. M., & Keenan, K. G. (Accepted). Validation of a portable emg device to assess muscle activity during free-living situations. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.

Wheeler, L. A., Cashin, S. E., Klos, L. A., Rote, A. E., Clasey, J. E., & Swartz, A. M. (Accepted). Validation of a hand-held bioelectrical impedance device for the assessment of body fat in young and old adults compared to tetrapolar BIA using DXA as a reference. International Journal of Body Composition Research.

Rote, A. E., Swartz, A. M., & Klos, L. A. (2013). Associations between lifestyle physical activity and body image attitudes among women. Women & Health, February 12, [Epub ahead of print] (Refereed).

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] (Refereed).

Dondzila, C. J., Swartz, A. M., Miller, N. E., Lenz, E. K., & Strath, S. J. (2012). Accuracy of uploadable pedometers in laboratory, overground, and free-living conditions in young and older adults. International Journal on Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(1), 143 (Refereed).

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.

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.

Grimm, E. K., Strath, S. J., Swartz, A. M., & Miller, N. E. (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., Squires, L., & Strath, S. J. (2011). Energy expenditure of interruptions to sedentary behavior. International Journal of Behavior Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, 69.

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.

Shields, M. R., Larson, C. L., Swartz, A. M., & Smith, J. C. (2011).Visual Threat Detection during Moderate and High Intensity Exercise. Emotion. 11(3), 572-581.

Serwe, K., Swartz, A. M., Hart, T., & Strath, S. J. (2011). Effectiveness of long and short bout walking on increasing physical activity in women. Journal of Women’s Health, 20(2), 247-253.

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, 8, 62.

Ewalt, L. E., 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, 1-8.

Muehlenbein, M. P., Jordan, J., Bonner, J., & Swartz, A. M. (2010). Quantifying the usage costs of human immunity: altered metabolic rates and hormone levels during acute immune activation in men. American Journal of Human Biology, 22, 546-556.

Miller, N. E., Strath, S. J., Swartz, A. M., & Cashin, S. E. (2010). Estimating Absolute and Relative Physical Activity Intensity Across Age via Accelerometery in Adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 18(2), 158-170.

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.

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

Kang, M., Bassett Jr., D. R., Barreira, T., Tudor-Locke, C. Ainsworth, B. 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. PMID: 1979163

Parker, S. J., Strath, S. J., & Swartz, A. M. (2008) Physical Activity Measurement in older adults: Impact on observation of relationships with mental health. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 16, 369-380. (Refereed). PMID: 19033599

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). http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2008/oct/07_0158.htm. Accessed Sept. 17, 2008. PMID: 18793519

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.

Richardson, C. R., Newton, T. L., Abraham, J. J., Sen, A., Jimbo, M., & Swartz, A. M. (2008). A meta-analysis of pedometer-based walking interventions and weight loss. Annals of Family Medicine, 6, 69-77. PMID: 18195317

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. PMID: 18303238

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. PMID: 18209231

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. PMID: 17846458