Kathryn H. Schmitz

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Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Institute on Aging, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Founding Director, Exercise Medicine Unit of the Clinical and Translational Research Center
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
Education:
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 Itmat Expertise

The research of Dr. Schmitz focuses on the role of exercise training in preventing, treating and rehabilitating long term and late effects of cancer treatment among cancer survivors. She also has interests in cancer prevention, obesity, energy balance, and physical activity measurement.

Selected Publications

Schmitz KH, Gehlert S, Patterson RE, Colditz GA, Chavarro JE, Hu FB, Neuhouser ML, Sturgeon KM, Thornquist M, Tobias D,, Nebeling LC: TREC to Where? Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Clinical Cancer Research 2016 Notes: in press.

Schmitz KH, Gehlert S, Patterson RE, Colditz GA, Chavarro JE, Hu FB, Neuhouser ML, Sturgeon KM, Thornquist M, Tobias D, Nebeling LC: TREC to WHERE? Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research 2016 Notes: in press.

Zhang Z, Brown JC, O'Malley BW Jr, Troxel AB, Bauml JM, Rubnitz KR, Grosso CM, Weinstein GS, Schmitz KH: Post-treatment weight change in oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Support Care Cancer December 2015 Notes: in press

Crawford TN, Arikawa AY, Kurzer MS, Schmitz KH, Phipps WR: Cross-sectional study of factors influencing sex hormone-binding globulin concentrations cycling premenopausal women. Fertil Steril 104(6): 1544-1551, December 2015.

Eakin EG, Hayes SC, Haas MR, Reeves MM, Vardy JL, Boyle F, Hiller JE, Mishra GD, Goode AD, Jefford M, Koczwara B, Saunders CM, Demark-Wahnefried W, Courneya KS, Schmitz KH, Girgis A, White K, Chapman K, Boltong AG, Lane K, Mc Kiernan S, Millar L, O'Brien L, Sharplin G, Baldwin P, Robson EL: Healthy Living after Cancer: a dissemination and implementation study evaluating a telephone delivered healthy lifestyle program for cancer survivors. BMC Cancer 15(992): 922-932, December 2015.

Pahwa AK, Andy UU, Newman DK, Stambakio H, Schmitz KH, Arya LA: Nocturnal enuresis as a risk factor for falls in older community-dwelling women with urinary incontinence. J Urol November 2015 Notes: in press.

Schmitz KH, Williams NI, Kontos D, Domchek S, Morales KH, Hwang WT, Grant LL, DiGiovanni L, Salvatore D, Fenderson D, Schnall M, Galantino ML, Stopfer J, Kurzer MS, Wu S, Adelman J, Broan JC, Good J: Dose-response effects of aerobic exercise on estrogen among women at high risk for breast cancer a randomized controlled trial. Breast Cancer Res Treat 154(2): 309-318, November 2015.

Cormie P, Singh B, Hayes S, Peake JM, Galvao DA, Taffe DR, Spry N, Bosaka K, Cornish B, Schmitz: Acute Inflammatory Response to Low-, Moderate-, and High-Load Resistance Exercise in Women With Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema. Integr Cancer Ther November 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of press.

Zhang X, Haggerty AF, Brown JC, Giuntoli R 2nd, Lin L, Simpkins F, Dean LT, Ko E, Morgan MA, Schmitz KH: The prescription or proscription of exercise in endometrial cancer care. Gynecol Oncol 139(1): 155-159, October 2015.

Brown JC, Schmitz KH: Weight Lifting and appendicular skeletal muscle mass among breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial. Breast Cancer Res Treat 151(2): 385-392, June 2015.

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