Jeremy A. Steeves, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor

[Image] Jeremy Steeves

Enderis Hall, Room 417
Phone: (414) 229-2243
Fax: (414) 229-2619
steevesj@uwm.edu

Department

Kinesiology

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, 2014
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Tennessee, 2011
  • M.S., Biomechanics, University of Tennessee, 2008
  • B.S., Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University, 2005


Speaker Topics

  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Physical Activity Assessment
  • Interventions to Increase Physical Activity and Reduce Sedentary Behavior
  • Occupational-related Activity

Interests & Expertise

Dr. Steeves’ research explores the relationship between physical activity and sedentary behavior and health across the lifecycle. Interests include taking a more detailed look at activity patterns, conducting laboratory and real-world methods and experimental studies related to increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior in an effort to determine the minimum amount and type of physical activity necessary to stimulate health-enhancing changes, and translating this knowledge into practice through the design and evaluation of sustainable individual and population level physical activity and sedentary behavior change interventions to promote health and wellness.


Recent Publications

Steeves, J. A., Lee, R., Liu, B., Willis, G., Ballard-Barbash, R., & Wilder-Smith, A. (2014). Physician Attitudes about and Delivery of Energy Balance-Related Care. Patient Education and Counseling.

Welch, W. A., Bassett, D. R., Freedson, P. S., John, D., Steeves, J. A., Conger, S. A., Ceaser, T., Howe, C.A., & Sasaki, J.E. (2014). Cross-validation of waist-worn GENEA accelerometer cut-points. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 46(9), 1825-30.

Raynor, H. A., Bond, D. S., Steeves, J.A., & Thompson, D. L. (2014). Physical activity variety, energy expenditure, and body mass index. American Journal of Health Behavior.

Welch, W. A., Bassett, D. R., Thompson, D. L., Freedson, P. S., Staudenmayer, J. W., John, D., Steeves, J. A., Conger, S. A., Ceaser, T., Kozey-Keadle, S.L., Howe, C.A., Sasaki, J.E., & Fitzhugh, E. C. (2013). Classification accuracy of the wrist-worn GENEA accelerometer. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 45(10), 2012-9.

Steeves J. A., Bassett D. R. Jr., Fitzhugh E. C., Raynor H. A., & Thompson D. L. (2012). Can Sedentary Behavior be Made More Active? A Randomized Pilot Study of TV Commercial Stepping versus Walking. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 95.

Bond, D. S., Raynor, H. A., Phelan, S., Steeves, J. A., Daniello, D., & Wing, R. R. (2012). The Relationship between Physical Activity Variety and Objectively-Measured Physical Activity in Weight Loss Maintainers and Always Normal-Weight Individuals. Journal of Obesity.

Steeves, J. A., Thompson, D. L., & Bassett D. R., Energy Cost of Stepping in Place While Watching TV Commercials. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44(2), 330-5.

Steeves, J. A., Bassett, D. R., Thompson, D. L., Fitzhugh, E. C., & Raynor, H. A. (2012). A review of different behavior modification strategies designed to reduce sedentary screen behaviors in children. Journal of Obesity.

Steeves, J. A., Bassett, D. R., Thompson, D. L., & Fitzhugh, E. C. (2012). Relationships of Occupational and Non-Occupational Physical Activity to Abdominal Obesity. International Journal of Obesity, 36, 100-106.

Silcott, N. A., Bassett, D. R., Thompson, D. L., Fitzhugh, E. C., & Steeves, J. A. (2011). Evaluation of the Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer under Free-Living Conditions. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 43(9), 1791-7.

Steeves, J. A., Tyo, B., Connolly, C., Gregory, D., Stark, N., & Bassett D. R. (2011). Validity and Reliability of the Omron HJ-303 GoSmart Tri-Axis Accelerometer-Based Pedometer. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8(7), 1014-20.


Presentations

Fishman, E. I., Steeves, J. A., Harris, T. B., & Murphy, R. A. (2014, August).  Association between Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Mortality: NHANES 2003-2004. Poster presentation at the NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day, Bethesda, MD.

Steeves, J. A., Bowles, H., McClain, J., Dodd, K., Brychta, R., & Chen, K. (2014, May). Use of Accelerometers to Differentiate Posture under Controlled and Free-Living Conditions. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA.

Steeves, J. A., Murphy, R., Crainiceanu, C., Zipunnikov, V., Van Domelen, D. R., & Harris, T. B. (2014, May). A Detailed Comparison of Daily Patterns of Physical Activity by Type 2 Diabetes Status: Comparing Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Normal in NHANES 2003-2006. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the 7th Annual Research on Aging Showcase, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Steeves, J. A. Bassett, D. R., Fitzhugh, E. C., Raynor, A., & Thompson, D. L. (2014, April). Changes in perceived pleasantness of leisure-time activities during an adult behavioral physical activity intervention. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Welch, W. A., Bassett, D. R., Thompson, D. L., Freedson, P. S., Staudenmayer, J. W., John, D., Steeves, J. A., Conger, S. A., Ceaser, T., Howe, C. A., Sasaki, J. E., & Fitzhugh, E. C. (2013, June). A Cross-Validation Study of the GENEA Accelerometer Waist Cut-Points. Poster presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM), Amherst, MA.

Steeves, J. A., Fitzhugh, E. C., Bradwin, G., McGlynn, K. A., Platz, E. A., & Joshu, C. E. (2013, May). Relationship between physical activity and Serum Testosterone Levels in US Men: Results from NHANES 1999-2004. Poster presentation at the 60th Annual Meeting and 4th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Steeves, J. A., Willis, G., Liu, B., Ballard-Barbash, R., & Wilder Smith, A. (2013, March).  Association between Physician Attitudes about Energy Balance Care, and Care Delivery. Poster presentation at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Steeves, J. A., Bassett D. R., Fitzhugh, E. C., Raynor, H. A., & Thompson, D. L. (2012, May). Making Sedentary Behavior More Active: A Randomized Trial of TV Commercial Stepping. Thematic poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Steeves, J. A., Bassett D. R., Fitzhugh, E. C., Raynor, H. A., & Thompson, D. L. (2011, October). TV Commercial Stepping: Can American's Top Sedentary Behavior be Made More Active? Preliminary Outcome Evaluation of the Physical Activity and Leisure-Time Study for Sedentary, Overweight Adults. Poster presentation at The Obesity Society Conference, Orlando, FL.

Bond, D. S., Raynor, H. A., Phelan, S., Steeves, J. A., Daniello, D., & Wing, R. R. (2011, October). Associations between Physical Activity Variety and Objective Physical Activity Levels in Weight Loss Maintainers and Always Normal-Weight Individuals. Poster presentation at The Obesity Society Conference, Orlando FL.

Steeves, J. A., Thompson, D. L., & Bassett D. R. (2011, May). Use of TV Commercial Stepping to Increase Physical Activity in Adults. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Steeves, J. A., Thompson, D. L., & Bassett, D. R. (2011, February). Step Up Your Commercial Breaks. Poster presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Greenville, SC.

Steeves, J. A., Fitzhugh, E. C., & Thompson, D. L. (2010, February). Interaction of Occupational Activity and Levels of Non-Occupational Physical Activity on Waist Circumference. Poster presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Greenville, SC.

Steeves, J. A., Thompson, D. L., & Raynor, H. A. (2010, October). Does Engaging in a Variety of Physical Activities Improve Maintenance of Physical Activity and Body Mass Index Reduction During an Adult Behavioral Obesity Intervention? Poster presentation at The Obesity Society Conference, San Diego CA. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2010; 18:S94.

Steeves, J. A., Tyo, B., Connolly, C., Gregory, D., Stark, N., & Bassett D. R. (2010, June). Validity and Reliability of the Omron HJ-303 GoSmart Tri-Axis Accelerometer-Based Pedometer. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 42(5, Suppl): S339, 2010.

Steeves, J. A., Zhang, S., Dean, J., Wortley, M., Freedman, J., & Milner, C. E. (2009, May). Relationship Between Eccentric Knee Strength and Impact Force Attenuation In Drop Landing. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 41(5, Suppl): S391, 2009.

Zhang, S., & Steeves, J. A. (2009, May). Differences in Impact Force Attenuation and Knee Kinematics during Drop Jump and Drop Landing. Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 41(5, Suppl): S457-458, 2009.


Recent Funded Grants

Anderson, E., Steeves, J.A., Gittelsohn, J. B'More Healthy: Communities 4 Kids (BHCK). General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Grant. $10,000. 2013-2014. Consultant.

Steeves, J.A., Thompson, D. L. Can America’s top sedentary behavior be made more active? Plus One Active Research Grant on Wellness Initiative, American College of Sports Medicine Foundation. $5,000. 2010-2011. Co-Principal Investigator.


Honors & Awards

  • 7th Annual Research on Aging Showcase, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty Award for Outstanding Poster. The Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
  • College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Helen B. Watson Faculty/Student Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. University of Tennessee, 2012
  • Edward A. Capen Award for excellence in research activities. University of Tennessee, 2011
  • Andy Kozar Graduate Research Scholarship for excellence/potential in research and writing. University of Tennessee, 2011
  • ESPN Fellowship. University of Tennessee, 2012
  • Invited High School Graduation Speaker. Riverview High School, Riverview, NB, Canada, 2005
  • Canadian Intercollegiate Sports, Football First Team Defense All-Canadian. St. Francis Xavier University, 2003-2004
  • Canadian Intercollegiate Sports Football Academic All-Canadian. St. Francis Xavier University, 2003-2005

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine, 2008-present
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2013-present
  • International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2014-present

Professional Services

  • Liaison, Outlook Newsletter, Physical Activity Special Interest Group (PA SIG), Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2014
  • Awards Committee, Obesity and Eating Disorders Special Interest Group (OED SIG), Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2014
  • Co-Chair, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Grant Writing Working Group, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, 2013-2014
  • Member, Diet, Weight and Physical Activity Working Group, National Cancer, Institute, Bethesda, MD, 2012-2014
  • Member, Physical Activity Epidemiology Methods Group, National Cancer, Institute, Bethesda, MD, 2012-2014
  • Chair of the Fellows Advisory Board Study Section. Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, 2012-2013
  • Ad hoc, Manuscript reviewer for 7 international journals