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Kathryn H. Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
423 Guardian Drive
8th floor Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 898-6604
Fax: (215) 898-7392
BA (Economics)
University of North Carolina, 1984.
MS Ed. (Exercise Physiology)
Queens College, City University of New York, 1994.
Ph.D. (Kinesiology, Minor: Epidemiology )
University of Minnesota, 1998.
MPH (Epidemiology)
University of Minnesota, 1999.
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Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Lipid / Atherosclerosis / CAD / ACS / Prevention
Myocyte Biology / Heart Failure
Thrombosis / Hemostasis

CVI Research Description:
I am an exercise physiologist interested in metabolic and hemodynamic outcomes as well as cardiovascular late effects among cancer survivors.

Selected Publications

Befort C, Klemp J, Perri MG, Sullivan DK, Fabian C, Schmitz K, Diaz F, & Shireman T: Protocol and Recruitment Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Group Phone-Based versus Newsletter Interventions for Weight Loss Maintenance among Rural Breast Cancer Survivors Contemporary Clinical Trials. Contemporary Clinical Trials January 2014.

Winters-Stone KM, Laudermilk M, Woo K, Brown JC, Schmitz KH: Influence of Weight Training on Skeletal Health of Breast Cancer Survivors with or At Risk for Breast-Cancer Related Lymphedema. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice 2014.

Brown JC, John GM, Segal S, Chu CS, and Schmitz KH: Physical Activity and Lower Limb Lymphedema among Uterine Cancer Survivors. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise May 2013.

Owusu C, Berger N, Schmitz KH, Koroukian S, Schluchter M: Black-white disparity in physical performance among older women with breast cancer: The role of physical activity and inflammation. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Poster Discussion Session - Health Services Research May 2013.

Patterson RE, Colditz GA, Hu FB, Schmitz KH, Ahima RS, Brownson RC, Carson KR, Chavarro JE, Chodosh LA, Gehlert S, Gill J,Glanz K, Haire-Joshu D, Herbst KL, Hoehner CM,Hovmand PS,Irwin ML, Jacobs LA, James AS, Jones LW, Kerr J, Kibel AS, King IB, Ligibel JA, Meyerhardt JA, Natarajan L, Neuhouser ML, Olefsky JM, Proctor EK, Redline S, Rock CL, Rosner B, Sarwer DB, Schwartz JS, Sears DD, Sesso HD, Stampfer MJ, Subramanian SV, Taveras EM, Tchou J, Thompson B, Troxel AB, Wessling-Resnick M, Wolin KY, Thornquist MD: The 2011–2016 Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Initiative: Rationale and Design Cancer Causes & Control 24(4): 695-704, April 2013.

Mitchell JA, Rodriguez D, Schmitz KH, Audrain-McGovern J. : Greater screen time is associated with adolescent obesity: a longitudinal study of the BMI distribution from Ages 14 to 18. Obesity 21(3): 572-575, March 2013.

Brown JC, Chu CS, Cheville AL, Schmitz KH: The prevalence of lymphedema symptoms among long-term cancer survivors with or at-risk for lower limb lymphedema. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 92(3): 223-231, March 2013.

Arikawa1 AY, Thomas W, Gross M, Smith A, Phipps WR, Kurzer MS, Schmitz KH: Aerobic training reduces systemic oxidative stress in young women with elevated levels of F2-isoprostanes. Contemporary Clinical Trials 34(2): 212-217, March 2013.

Stubblefield MD, Schmitz KH and Ness, KK: Physical functioning and rehabilitation for the cancer survivor. Seminars in Oncology in press 2013.

Mitchell J, Rodriguez D, Schmitz K, Audrain-McGovern J: Sleep duration and adolescent obesity. Pediatrics in press 2013.

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Last updated: 03/08/2014
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